When it comes to the spiritual life, those who are after God in their hearts care as much about the principles as they do about the precepts.
Insight for Today
Written by Chuck Swindoll, these encouraging devotional thoughts are published seven days per week.
When we begin to care about the things God cares about, we become people after His heart, and only then do we begin to have real freedom and real happiness.
Our tendency is to race in when there is some benefit that will come our way. Sometimes it's best to begin very quietly, to pace our first steps with great care.
It is time to say, "Lord, don't change sides, just take over." We do, indeed, come before our Lord like sheep, not asking Him to take sides, but just to take control.
What do you think those who survive you will write as your epitaph? How will your obituary read? What words will be used in the eulogy to sum up your life?
Dark days call for right thinking and vertical focus.
There is no impossible situation that God cannot handle. He won't handle it necessarily your way, but He'll handle it.
When you wait, your situation may not change, but you will.
Often when we are faced with a crisis, the standard, garden-variety answer is to sort of tuck your tail between your legs, run into a corner, and let cobwebs form on you. But there is a better way.
And in his weakest moment, Abigail did not fight, she protected. How gracious of her...how wise!