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Here’s What God Says Matters Most When You Set Your New Year’s Goals

We ring in the year 2020 at midnight in a few days. I can remember when we were anticipating the year 2000—which...
How You Can Love God ‘With All Your Heart’

How You Can Love God ‘With All Your Heart’

I once heard a message in church on "the balanced life." Using a diagram of three overlapping circles, the speaker made the point that we need to give equal time to each of the most significant areas of our lives so we don't get out of balance.I had a small computer...

How to Rely on God

How to Rely on God

During the holidays one year, my family traveled to London, England, for a vacation. After we returned, I realized that the trip was an analogy of a much more important journey each of us is on—fulfilling God's plan for his or her life.There are a number of...

6 Lessons Learned From Change

6 Lessons Learned From Change

As most of you can testify from your own experience, God has different plans for us in different seasons of our lives. He says in His Word that "there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven" (Eccl. 3:1, NIV).The same holds true in...

Why You’re in a Spiritual Desert

Why You’re in a Spiritual Desert

One morning several years ago when I was thanking God for the delight of His presence, I heard a voice say, "If you seek Me for the way you feel in My presence, it is no different from any other soul-realm passion." I had never thought about my relationship with Him...

3 Things That Keep You From Freedom in the Holy Spirit

3 Things That Keep You From Freedom in the Holy Spirit

A friend named Arthur Burt once told me a story of a farmer who found an eagle with a broken wing. The farmer rescued the eagle and put it in a chicken pen. Because of its injury, the eagle was forced to live like a chicken. But it wasn't a chicken; it was an eagle...

The Key to the Church Changing the World

The Key to the Church Changing the World

One day when I was driving down the highway, a song came on my CD player. Some of the phrases rang in my spirit: "I am so tired of compromising/ I am so tired of lukewarm living/ I want to go against the grain/ Set me on fire." As I listened, I was struck by the...

The One Thing That Shuts Out God

The One Thing That Shuts Out God

Have you ever watched a small child transition from the infantile state of total dependence to relative independence? As he learns to dress himself, brush his teeth and so on, he develops an attitude that declares, "I can do it myself!" This attitude, encouraged by...

4 Keys to a Fresh Move of God in Your Life

4 Keys to a Fresh Move of God in Your Life

Are you feeling winds of change in the Spirit? Are you yearning for a new move of God? Prophetic voices say we are on the verge of such a move. Though the timing of this large-scale revival is in God's hands, you can position yourself for personal revival right now.I...

How to Get Your Wandering Heart Right With God

How to Get Your Wandering Heart Right With God

The prodigal son didn’t end up among the pigs the day he left his father’s house; he went through a gradual process of decline (see Luke 15:11-15). So it is with us. If the enemy presented the end with the first temptation, it would be easy to resist! But usually the...

Want to Change the World?

Want to Change the World?

One day when I was driving down the highway, a song came on my CD player. Some of the phrases rang in my spirit: “I am so tired of compromising/ I am so tired of lukewarm living/ I want to go against the grain/ Set me on fire.” I hit the repeat button over and over....

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