Tagged: Faith

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Seeking God (1)

Notice two things about the wise men: 1) Who they were. Astrologers. Jews considered astrology to be a counterfeit to true prophecy. Be careful; there are people whose lifestyles you may disapprove of, who are honestly seeking God. So be...

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Stop Fighting in Your Own Strength

During World War II, Allied bombers carried machine guns in the nose, under the belly, on top, and in the rear. B-17s, better known as ‘flying fortresses’, carried thirteen .50 calibre machine guns. At one point scientists suggested the planes...

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Trade-Offs (2)

As you climb higher and accumulate more, you’ll discover that it’s harder to let go of what you’ve worked for. That’s why so many of us climb part-way up the mountain of our potential, and stop. We’re unwilling to give...

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Trade-Offs (1)

No matter how hard you try, you can’t ‘have it all’. Life’s too short! There are trade-offs you must be willing to make. In Matthew chapter 19 we read the story of the man who wanted to follow Christ, but...

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Stop Second-Guessing!

Are you doing what you believe to be God’s will, yet things aren’t working out like you expected? God has a different perspective—a better one. It’s okay to question Him, but not to doubt and second-guess Him. In His Word...

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On Marriage (4)

Thinking about tying the knot? In a healthy marriage, a shared faith is the glue that will hold you together in times of trouble. But when one spouse is an unbeliever, it can be difficult for the other. Concerning marriage,...

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When God Feels Distant

Does God feel distant? Floyd McClung writes: ‘You wake up one morning and all your ‘‘spiritual feelings’’ are gone. You pray, but nothing happens. You rebuke the devil, but it doesn’t change anything. You go through spiritual exercises, have your...

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Christ-like-ness

God’s number-one goal for you isn’t comfort, it’s Christ-like-ness! And to reach it you’ll have to undergo some of the same experiences that Jesus went through—like being misunderstood by your family, ridiculed by church members, rejected by the world, and...

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Inner Beauty

A lady flew across the country to tell a talk show host how her husband had left her for another woman. The lady who was young, vibrant, and beautiful, pulled out a photograph and said, ‘Just look at her. He...

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Choose the Right Friends (2)

Take the initiative. Don’t wait to be introduced. Say ‘hello’ and get the other person’s name. If you’re naturally shy, it can be hard taking the first step. But the chances are that the other person feels the same, and...