Your Faith Is Not About Your Feelings

It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:27 NLT). There is a strong belief in our culture that influences every one of us, whether we want it to or not: If... Continue Reading →

God Tests Your Faith through Difficulties

“You are temporarily harassed by all kinds of trials and temptations. This is no accident—it happens to prove your faith” (1 Peter 1:6-7 PHILLIPS). Do you ever have days when nothing seems to go right?I once heard about a guy whose apartment was flooded from a broken pipe in the upstairs apartment. His manager said to... Continue Reading →

There’s No Faith Without Risk

“We walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7 ESV). There is no faith without risk.Faith means stepping out into the unknown when you don’t know what’s even in the unknown. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:7, “We walk by faith, not by sight” (ESV). That means we walk while looking with spiritual eyes, not physical eyes. We... Continue Reading →

Faith Stretches Your Imagination

“Glory belongs to God, whose power is at work in us. By this power he can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20 GW). Imagine the greatest things that could happen in your life. Whatever you imagine, God can outdo it!The Bible says in Ephesians 3:20, “Glory belongs to God, whose power is... Continue Reading →

Make Every Step Count

“All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing” (1 Corinthians 9:25-26 NLT). Spiritual growth must be purposeful.We don’t know how many days we have left.... Continue Reading →

How to Bear Fruit That Lasts

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last” (John 15:16 NIV). God’s mission is for everyone—including people like you and me.We don’t have enough missionaries in the world to fulfill God’s mission by themselves. Jesus said of us, “You did not choose... Continue Reading →

To Find Joy, Give Your Life Away

“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another” (1 Peter 4:10 NLT). You’ll never find happiness in pleasure, power, possessions, positions, or prestige.You also won’t find it in success, sex, salary, or status. Those are all temporary.Permanent, ongoing happiness only comes when... Continue Reading →

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