We have access to the Holy Spirit welling up in us like a spring.Tapping into Him requires deliberation and cooperation so God can love through us.Like me, you've probably asked Him to love through you, then fizzled out within the hour. But here's the catch: we cannot...
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No one can keep us from praying.People can tie up our hands and feet, but they cannot keep us from praying. They can cover our mouths with duct tape, but they cannot keep us from praying. They can arm-wrestle our wrists to the table, but they cannot keep us from...
The privilege of prayer is the flagship proof that God created man to participate in His kingdom agenda and not just dangle from His fingers like a puppet. That a sovereign God welcomes mere human beings to touch His heart and affect His work is nothing less than...
Life can be excruciating. Crushing, in fact. The sheer magnitude of our worries can press down on our heads until we unknowingly descend into a pit of despair one inch at a time. Something so horrible can happen that we conclude we'll never be okay again.But if we're...
Knowing God's truth is an absolute necessity in our journey to freedom, but so is our truthfulness. Psalm 51:6 says God desires "truth in the inner parts" (NIV). God's truth and our truthfulness are both needed in order to gain complete freedom in Christ.I mention the...
I think back upon the course of my life, the defeat I have lived in, and the things I have done and can remember so clearly at times asking myself, “What on earth am I doing? I don’t even know why I am making this decision.” Have you ever asked yourself something like...
Many people who by the grace of God have never been "had" by the devil wrongly assume that all departures from godliness are nothing but rebellion and proofs of inauthenticity. They have no idea of the suffering involved when someone with a genuine heart for God slips...
God thrust the sword of the Spirit in my feeble hand 20
years ago when He sent me into a young adult Sunday school class as the
teacher. Apply that last word loosely. Actually, I was an idiot.
I got a brand-new Bible for my journey and I meant to keep
it that way. I neglected it. Fumbled it. Dropped it. Opened it. Yawned over it.
Whined over it. Cried over it. Begged God to help me with it.
WE ALL HAVE UNSEEN WEAKNESSES THAT COULD MAKE US VULNERABLE TO THE ENEMY’S ATTACK. HERE’S HOW TO BE ON YOUR GUARD.
people who by the grace of God have never been “had” by the devil
wrongly assume that all departures from godliness are nothing but
rebellion and proofs of inauthenticity. They have no idea of the
suffering involved when someone with a genuine heart for God slips from
I don’t know how many times I’ve repeated the statement
I’m about to make, but I’ll keep saying it until at least one skeptic
hears, “Not everyone in a stronghold of sin is having a good time.”
Sometimes we get stuck in a stronghold of negativity and focus only on ourselves. We need a time out! Let’s recognize this negative pattern of selfishness and put God back where He belongs–at the center of our lives.
Remember when you first came to faith in Christ? Your time alone with Him left you smitten. Each day you yearned for more of His presence and power. But life’s challenges, personal issues and sometimes unconfessed sin have snuffed out the flames that once kindled your relationship with God. We can all have intimate fellowship with Jesus, but we must practice being in His presence, laying down everything to draw closer to Him.
In 2 Timothy 4:5-8, the apostle Paul encourages Christians to fight the good fight of faith. He tells Timothy to preach the gospel, do the work of an evangelist, and make full use of his God-given ministry. The Father is calling each of us to get in the ring and win souls for Him, but we cannot let intimidation and fear stop us. It’s time to pick a fight with the enemy, and the Holy Spirit will empower us to bring our families, coworkers and strangers on the street to the Lord. Watch the video below.
In Old Testament Scripture, the enemy would attack a fortified city with a battering ram, thrusting the huge weapon into the gates until the bolts loosened and gave in to the pressure. Satan today continues to batter believers with lies, sickness, pain and more. But we are not defenseless. The Word is your weapon, and God has given you the power to defeat the devil on every front. When the enemy wages war against you, don’t be afraid. Speak the Word. Watch the video below.
Beth Moore has written many books, but she says So Long, Insecurity is the closest she’ll ever come to writing an autobiography. Moore’s life, like those of so many women, has been challenged by insecurities. But no more! She believes there is a cure for insecurity, which she says has become an epidemic. Women do not have to allow insecurities, or “lies,” to cause them to miss life. Moore presents the truth as a way to help women experience authentic security.
The Buzz features an excerpt from So Long, Insecurity: You’ve Been a Bad Friend to Us. (Click here to purchase this book.)
Insecure Enough to Matter
We all have insecurities. They piggyback on the vulnerability inherent in our humanity. The question is whether or not our insecurities are substantial enough to hurt, limit, or even distract us from profound effectiveness or fulfillment of purpose. Are they cheating us of the powerful and abundant life Jesus flagrantly promised? Do they nip at our heels all the way from the driveway to the workplace? Scripture claims that believers in Christ are enormously gifted people. Are our insecurities snuffing the Spirit until our gifts, for all practical purposes, are largely unproductive or, at the very least, tentative? Maybe you can answer each of those questions with an honest no. The only reason I’m bothering to write a book instead of leading a small group, however, is because I believe if you can, you’d be in the vast minority.