God Uses Your Problems for Good

“Even though you are temporarily harassed by all kinds of trials . . . This is no accident—it happens to prove your faith, which is infinitely more valuable than gold” (1 Peter 1:6-7 PHILLIPS). Life is not a series of random, freak accidents. Life is not totally unplanned. Life is not without meaning. God knows what’s... Continue Reading →

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If God Is for You, Who Can Be against You?

“The angel reassured them. ‘Don’t be afraid!’ he said. ‘I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people’” (Luke 2:10 NLT).   Knowing God is for you will change your whole perspective on life. You’ll stop thinking of God as someone who’s looking down from heaven, ready to yell “Gotcha!” anytime you mess up.But we... Continue Reading →

The Clues to Where You Should Be Serving

As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart” (Proverbs 27:19 NIV). The Bible uses the term “heart” to describe the bundle of desires, hopes, interests, ambitions, dreams, and affections that you have. Your heart represents the source of all your motivations—what you love to do and what you care about most. Even today,... Continue Reading →

What to Do with What You’re Given

“Each one, as a good manager of God’s different gifts, must use for the good of others the special gift he has received from God” (1 Peter 4:10 GNT). Do you know what God created you for? Do you know what your destiny is?Fulfilling your destiny requires recognizing the unique way God has created you. This... Continue Reading →

Can You Trust God for Your Destiny?

“Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior’” (Luke 1:46-47 NIV). When it comes to planning, many Christians act like atheists. They realize Jesus saved them, but they don’t really trust him. They think they can plan their life any way they want to. But the reality is that... Continue Reading →

The Purpose of Frustration

“When a fool is annoyed, he quickly lets it be known. Smart people will ignore an insult” (Proverbs 12:16 GNT). You will encounter people who create so much frustration that you ask God, “Please help me show them extra grace.” Who are these people in your life? The slow driver in the fast lane? The coworker... Continue Reading →

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