You Are Part of God’s Inner Circle

“I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you” (John 15:15 NIV). The original Greek word for friend in this verse does not mean a casual acquaintance but a close, trusted relationship.... Continue Reading →

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How to Pray Effectively

“Please remember what you told your servant Moses: ‘If you are unfaithful to me, I will scatter you among the nations. But if you return to me and obey my commands and live by them . . . I will bring you back to the place I have chosen for my name to be honored’” (Nehemiah... Continue Reading →

Who’s the Real Source of Opposition?

“Be humble when you correct people who oppose you . . . They have been trapped by the devil, and he makes them obey him, but God may help them escape” (2 Timothy 2:25-26 CEV). When you face opposition because of your faith, you need to recognize its source.It’s not other people. It’s not your coworkers.... Continue Reading →

God Is There in Your Darkest Valley

“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me” (Psalm 23:4 NLT). What things are you worried about? The economy? Your health? Your bills? Your kids? Are you worried about the future? You can find lots of... Continue Reading →

Love Can Change the Unchangeable

“Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other” (Romans 12:9-10 NLT). If you want lasting change in your life, you must fill your life with love. Love is the only thing that... Continue Reading →

Make a Plan for Your Money

“The wise man looks ahead. The fool attempts to fool himself and won’t face facts” (Proverbs 14:8 TLB). Money is a tool to be used for God’s purposes. We’re not to hoard it. We’re not to stockpile it. We’re not to worship it. We’re to use it! We can use temporary resources—what God has put in... Continue Reading →

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