Discipleship starts with a conversation, which can be as simple as sharing what you have experienced with the Lord with someone else. Christ’s Great Commission for the nations begins with conversations in our own homes and relationships.
A special way to treasure God’s Word is to find a “life verse” that is extra meaningful to you personally. This verse can be a prayer, praise, proclamation, promise or passion.
Our God is a mighty King who is on the move in this world, and we get the privilege of being on His team and running the race for Him.
God is “zealous” for His plan. doesn’t get sidetracked, off course or defeated. He does what He says He will do, including the work He is doing in and through us.
Your name is your identity; it’s how people know you. Every person’s name is special, but Christmas is about the most special name: the Name of Christ!
God’s Presence is the amazing “present” of Christmas. As we light our second Advent candle, we are reminded that you must receive a present in order to really enjoy and experience it.
Christmas lights completely change a darkened room. In the same way, Jesus’ light completely changes us! We may be struggling with the darkness but, with Jesus, the darkness doesn’t have to overwhelm us anymore.
One of the best ways God shows His goodness to us is through the people who are His hands and feet in our lives. We want to appreciate, encourage and pray for them!
In creation, our God literally stopped to observe and appreciate what He had made. What a stunning example for us to slow down and appreciate the good things He’s done in our lives!
The first way to respond to a good gift is to receive it, and the second way to respond to a good gift is to be grateful for it!
Thanksgiving isn’t just a holiday or a special event. God wants thanksgiving to be part of our hearts and lives every day, including today. He gives us days, and we give Him praise.
Plenty of people choose the path of evil, but God wants us to choose the path of good. This does not earn us salvation but is how we glorify God and overcome evil in this world.
God designed sexuality to affect the very core of our beings. Engaging sexuality outside of God’s boundaries creates scars. Pursuing purity honors God and protects us from scarring ourselves.
Sin leads to death, and many unwise choices have deadly consequences, too. God’s ways lead to life, physical life as well as eternal life. To “choose life” like God says affects your choices along the way.
How you live today can incur debt or be an investment in the destinations of your life. God’s Word encourages us to think carefully about our choices each day!
We can respond to others’ struggles by being passive and simply focus on our own lives. Or, we can choose the path of prayerfulness and intentionally cry out to God on their behalf.
The word “instrument” in Scripture can mean weapon or tool. Your body can be like a weapon that hurts, or you can offer yourself to be like a tool of God’s blessing in this world!
Not only is God concerned about where your “soul” is going, He also cares about your physical life along the way! Sometimes bad things like unpreventable diseases happen. However, other times we squander good health by our bad habits.
We “get good” at what we practice! Telling the truth leads us to being trustworthy and discerning about what is true and not true. The opposite destination, the path of lies, helps us “get good” at deception.
Putting ourselves first comes natural, but here’s the thing: selfishness leads to a very small life. The opposite of selfishness is sacrifice, which is to lay down our lives, needs or desires to help others.
Everything about your life is affected by whether you live for yourself or your Savior. This choice determines the ultimate destination of your life and every step along the way.
Every step takes you somewhere, and God wants us to think about where our steps in life are leading us. To “ponder” our path means to carefully examine where it will take us.
God’s “incomparably great power” is what “raised Christ from the dead” – – – that’s some pretty powerful power! God’s power changes everything, so let’s pray for this!
As Christians, God invites us to look beyond what our physical eyes can see to the hope of what He has for us. Let’s pray for hope along life’s way!
The more we know Jesus, the more we recognize Him. We want to experience real relationship with Him and pray for other people to know Him better, too!
When someone matters to us, one of the best things we can do for them is to pray for them! As we remember others in our prayers, our God “remembers” to listen to us!
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