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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You Can Experience Friendship with God

“Since we were restored to friendship with God by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be delivered from eternal punishment by his life” (Romans 5:10 NLT).   Your relationship to God has many different aspects: God is your Creator and Maker, Lord and Master, Judge, Redeemer, Father, Savior,... Continue Reading →

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 →

Six Ways God Blesses a Broken Heart

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, and he saves those whose spirits have been crushed” (Psalm 34:18 NCV). Every one of us will experience loss. So how does God heal your broken heart? You don’t get over a loss. You can’t go under it; you can’t go around it. You’ve got to go through the grief. And... Continue Reading →

Seven Ways to Be Merciful

“God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy” (Matthew 5:7 NLT). In yesterday’s devotional, we talked about seven facets of mercy. Today, I want you to consider some personal application questions for each of the aspects. I challenge you to commit an act of premeditated mercy in each of these categories this... Continue Reading →

Seven Characteristics of Mercy

“The wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy” (James 3:17 NLT). Mercy is like a diamond; it is multi-faceted. Today we’re going to look at seven facets of mercy, because I guarantee that learning how... Continue Reading →

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