Where have you kept the “Word”? Having the Bible in your bag, under your pillow, or on your desk is not enough. The only way to walk blameless before God is by reading and meditating on it, allowing the Word to prune you, shape you, and enable you to become a candidate for heaven.
We’ve heard so many sermons and we’ve been exposed to the Word of God for many years, but many of us still find that we are not growing as we should be. This happens because we don’t take any action and usually end up forgetting what He’s told us.
We can’t really call ourselves a “call center” any more. Why? Because these days we do much, MUCH more than just take calls.
As the scripture says, it is a message to obey, not just listen to. The message we received, the Word of God, was created to be obeyed, not merely listened to, just like phones were created to be tools for communication between people, not as decorative items just to look at.
We sometimes fail to listen to advice because we are looking for the “right” person, someone of equal standing. We need to listen regardless of the speaker. Pride can hinder our ability to listen; humility has a way of enabling us to listen.
The men of Babel were very responsive to the call from their leaders. Many might have taken offense with each other, but instead they ignored it, accepted each other, and continued building together.
What would it look like if you spent the next month or so consuming less, so that when Thanksgiving arrives, you’ll have a renewed sense of what it is like to truly be thankful?
Unlike cathedral termites, we know our Leader and what we’re creating. More importantly, our Leader knows us and calls us to one body.
God will use us, in the midst of such inauspicious circumstances, to help others know Christ.
In every journey we should continually commit to God the steps on the way to where we are going. For in Him, we move and have our being to bear good fruit, fruit that lasts. Without Him, we can do nothing.
In difficult situations, our deepest desire is to have understanding and hope for the outcome. All we want to know is what’s going on and how we can fix it.
This small bird was being used to deliver a reminder to two anxious men, that “not even one of these sparrows is forgotten by God,” and, oh, of how much more value we are to our Heavenly Father!
God takes pleasure from those who praise Him in a quiet atmosphere and those who praise with lots of sounds and bodily expressions.
Doing our duty for the day alone does not suffice; we have to spend time satisfying the Lord by ministering to Him through worship and prayer until our heart is content, after which we can begin to rest.
The blessing of rain the people received gave them physical security and food but didn’t give them spiritual or emotional health. Jesus’ provision in the life of a human being is so that we can be completely satiated and allows us be a source of abundant life.
A river is a source of power. It provides irrigation. It flows. Sometimes, it overflows. It can be destructive. It’s a mode of transportation. It’s a place where we can become clean, and a place of refreshment and relaxation. The river of God is full of water.
He came and sat across from where the drunken man was lying, on the berth right in front of her. He mumbled something about taking care of her, and he just sat there and watched the drunken man until her stop came.
Difficulty is the very atmosphere of miracles. Actually, difficulty is a miracle in its first stage. If it’s to be a great miracle, the condition is not just difficulty, it’s impossibility.
God has a purpose for each one of us, and His intention is to bless us and shape the character of Christ in us. For those who walk under His will, everything that happens in life has a divine purpose.
At that very moment, it was as if God said, “You are not alone. I am with you.” A supernatural peace came over them. That bag of ice was a symbol that God was not surprised by this accident and that He would care for us throughout the ordeal that followed.
Parents may fail because they are human, but God’s love is inexhaustible. God will pick us up even if our parents abandon us.
John 6:9 is a miraculous story where Jesus fed 5,000 men (not including women and children). What an amazing thing to be part of a miracle like this.
Have you ever thought about the challenge we Christians are given in Matthew 5:48? “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
What kind of impression do you want to leave after your departure from an organization, an assembly, or a country where you have served?