Others’ acceptance of the fact that we are making a difference is important — especially when they are from a different faith and are well educated. It means we are achieving our goals.
We live in a fallen world, and the Enemy provides endless opportunities for us to be discouraged and fearful. So it makes sense that the Word of God, our spiritual armor, is filled with examples of people encouraging others.
The more often we can take ownership and responsibility for any action, the more unified we become.
Don’t think about your grumpy supervisor or your stubborn subordinate; think about yourself! What can you do to change your office atmosphere?
Despite the differences in religious affiliations, we all worship together, and we see each other as belonging to the same Father.
Our commission is to make disciples of all nations, acting as Jesus’ hands and feet during our time on earth, seeing children, families, and communities released from spiritual and physical poverty in His name.
Despite all the difficulties, conflicts, and unbearable situations, it is better to be inside the Church than outside the Church. It is better to be under God’s covering than outside of it.
We emphasize God’s Word in the curriculum at the student centers. The tutors who impart the Word to the children are a blessing to the program and the beneficiaries.
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.