Treat Your Treasures as a Trust

“Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Matthew 25:21 NIV). We never really own anything during our brief time on earth. God just loans it to us while we’re here. The Bible says, “The world... Continue Reading →

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“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace” (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT). In Philippians 4:6-7 we find one of the most difficult passages in the entire Bible to obey: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God... Continue Reading →

A Daily Prayer: God, Revive Us

”Keep me from paying attention to what is worthless; be good to me, as you have promised . . . I want to obey your commands; give me new life, for you are righteous” (Psalm 119:37, 40 GNT). The Bible says Satan is not afraid of your plans. He’s not afraid of your budget or your... Continue Reading →

Learn to Be a Better Listener

”The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out” (Proverbs 20:5 NIV). If you want your prayers to be effective, you need to learn to be a good listener. Why? Because prayer is a conversation. While you may not hear God’s voice when you pray, he has still... Continue Reading →

Here’s Why You Can Rejoice in Your Trials

”We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance” (Romans 5:3 NLT). Many people know the Bible story of Joseph, whose brothers sold him into slavery but who ended up becoming second-in-command in Egypt. Years after their betrayal, Joseph confronted his brothers and said, “You intended... Continue Reading →

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