For some, devotions are like a placebo. People go through the motions but since there are no active ingredients, the effect is minimal.
Joseph’s life offers us a magnificent portrayal of the grace of God as He came to our rescue in the Person of His Son, Jesus.
There’s joy in liberation. Instead of looking for direction give yourself permission to think independently, with God as your guide.
Which “childish things” have no business lingering once we become mature? Believe it or not, God's expectation that we grow spiritually is firmly rooted in the Old Testament, where the prophets of old laid down a clear path for knowing God deeply.
How you respond to adversity reveals the strength of your character. How well do you run when life’s uphill climbs get longer and steeper?
Here’s a funny story from Chuck illustrating how easy it is to talk to someone and yet not communicate with him. To be on the same page we need to meet people where they’re at and accept them without judgment or criticism.
Some of us are fearful of silence. If we stop we may have to think for ourselves. If we listen we may not like what we hear. We find solitude synonymous with loneliness. And so we miss the quiet whisperings of God.
Prophets like Isaiah were not rookies who carried out hit-or-miss pre-game chapel programs for a few teams in Judah. No, they were the real deal, sent and anointed by God to be trusted and revered.
No one will ever know how much energy the human race has wasted through worry. Today, we want to think along scriptural guidelines as we rediscover a life characterized by rest instead of rush, calm instead of confusion, peace instead of panic, tranquility instead of turmoil.