The Right Motivation to Obey God

“You are my friends if you do what I command” (John 15:14 NLT). Jesus said in John 15:14, “You are my friends if you do what I command” (NLT).You can’t say you love Jesus and then go live like the devil. You can’t say you’re a Christian and then keep on living a self-centered life. You can’t say... Continue Reading →

Learn to Value What God Values

“Some of these people have missed the most important thing in life—they don’t know God” (1 Timothy 6:21 TLB). The key to a friendship with God is deciding whose friendship you want most.You don’t have time for everybody to be your friend. You’ve got to decide who you want most to be your best friend. The... Continue Reading →

Give God Your Best Time

“Friendship with God is reserved for those who reverence him. With them alone he shares the secrets of his promises” (Psalm 25:14 TLB). If you want to build a deep relationship with God, you have to slow down and be quiet.Friendship with God is like any other friendship—you have to make time for it. If you... Continue Reading →

You Can’t Love People Without Listening to Them

“We must bear the ‘burden’ of being considerate of the doubts and fears of others” (Romans 15:2b TLB). Listening is probably the most important skill in building friendships and relationships, because you can’t love people without listening to them.There’s a big difference between hearing and listening. You can hear something and not really be listening. I... Continue Reading →

Breaking Free from Unforgiveness

“One person dies in full vigor, completely secure and at ease . . . Another dies in bitterness of soul, never having enjoyed anything good” (Job 21:23, 25 NIV). God will place opportunities in front of you, doors only you can open. But you can’t step through them if you harbor unforgiveness. Unforgiveness is a prison.... Continue Reading →

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