What Should You Do on the Sabbath?

“You have six days in which to do your work, but the seventh day is a day of rest dedicated to me” (Exodus 20:9-10 GNT). We all must make a conscious decision to make time for things other than work. If we don’t, we’ll never rest. I make a conscious decision about how many hours I’ll... Continue Reading →

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You’re Not God — Stop Acting Like It!

“Only someone too stupid to find his way home would wear himself out with work” (Ecclesiastes 10:15 GNT). You’re not God. You don’t have all the answers. You can’t do everything. If you’re struggling to find balance in your life, that one admission can transform everything.The Bible says, “Only someone too stupid to find his way home... Continue Reading →

The Key to a Balanced Life: Jesus

“I’“Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well” (Matthew 6:33 NCV). If you want to live a truly balanced life, you can only look at one person in all of history as a model: Jesus. If you put him at the center of your life, your... Continue Reading →

Just Enough Time to Do God’s Will

“All of us should … enjoy what we have worked for. It is God’s gift” (Ecclesiastes 3:13 GNT). In a 21st century world where we’re overworked, overstressed, and over-scheduled, this may be one of the most significant and freeing sentences you’ll ever read: You have just enough time to do God’s will.That means if you don’t feel... Continue Reading →

The Cost of Misplaced Anger

“I’m a mess. I’m nothing and have nothing; make something of me. You [God] can do it; you’ve got what it takes” (Psalm 40:17 The Message). Anger has a price tag. When you realize that truth, you’re more likely to control the anger in your life. The Bible tells us, “A hot-tempered man … gets into all... Continue Reading →

Three Things to Avoid When You’re Angry

“If you become angry, do not let your anger lead you into sin” (Ephesians 4:26 GNT). We all get angry from time to time. We may handle it differently, but none of us can escape the emotion entirely. But just because we get angry doesn’t mean we’re sinning.The Bible says, “If you become angry, do not let... Continue Reading →

THINK Before You Speak in Anger

“Stupid people express their anger openly, but sensible people are patient and hold it back” (Proverbs 29:11 GNT). Anger confounds many people in our world today. We simply don’t know how to handle our anger like we have in the past. One of the Bible’s simplest yet most profound answers for our anger comes in Proverbs... Continue Reading →

Who Controls Your Future?

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” (Romans 8:28 NLT). One of the great fears we all face is the fear of the future. We fear for the futures of our families, our friends, our jobs,... Continue Reading →

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