Encouragement. Everybody needs it. Life depends on it. You can give it. Just do it. When you encourage people, you say or do something that builds their confidence, supports their decision, or stimulates their action. You help them to start. You motivate them to continue. You challenge them to finish. Encouragers are like
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Does this sound like a warning to you? Does it cause you to question your relationship with God and how He feels about you? Does it feel like you are still under the Law? I used to feel this way, but I don’t any longer. Why? […]
Are you weighed down with problems? Is your load too heavy for you? Then take Peter’s advice. Lay it down; let it go. Stop carrying it. “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter […]
His father killed him. He showed him no mercy. Killed him in a most terrible manner. Slowly, painfully, intentionally. He slaughtered his own son. A son that was all a father could wish for. A son who honored his father. A son he loved. He killed his own son!
Jesus did not come to make bad men good. He came to make dead men live. Christianity is not religion. It is not self-improvement. It is not about a person doing his best to be holy. Christianity is Life. It is God’s Life, imparted to you, working powerfully in you, flowing miraculously through you.
Do not believe it when your mind tells you it’s over. Just because it looks bad today does not mean it will be bad tomorrow. Ruth is a witness. Her past was horrendous. Her present dismal. Her future bleak. At least that’s how Ruth was feeling about life. Ten years earlier, her mother-in-law, Naomi, had […]
What would you do if the odds against you accomplishing an important goal were 450 to 1? Would that cause you to faint? Would you have the faith required to proceed? When Israel cried out to the Lord to deliver them from the Midianites, He gave Gideon the assignment of leading Israel into battle. But […]