Year: 2019

They set out to get help from a higher power. The lion needed courage. The tinman needed a heart. The scarecrow needed a brain. The little girl longed to return home. But at journey’s end, they came to the unfortunate discovery: The Wizard of Oz was no wizard at all. He relied on screens and …

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Seasons of chaos and storms are inventible in life. These seasons can make you feel as if all is lost and abandoned, because the wreckage of what is left from the storm can feel daunting and beyond repair. The beauty of Christ is that He not only is the Lord of restoration, but He is …

A Powerful Prayer for Restoration Read More »

Nearly all Christians are familiar with the armor of God in Ephesians 6:10–20. But fewer are aware that the armor Paul describes traces its roots back to the Old Testament. In fact, the armor given to the Christian for his fight against the forces of sin and darkness is quite literally God’s armor — armor designed for …

One Day Your War Will End Read More »

Before busy lifestyles try to steal our time and energy, we can spend a few moments with God every day. If He offers us new mercies and compassions with each sunrise, then in an attitude of gratitude and worship, we can offer our lives to Him in prayer every morning. To help you begin your …

A Beautiful Morning Offering Prayer Read More »

Too often, we’ve heard the lie. The one the Western world shouts (and the one our sinful ears itch to hear): “Never compare, just be you. Contentment is only found within yourself.” The lie is especially sweet because it allows us to hide our lack of spiritual fruit. It’s tempting to dismiss our need for …

Comparison Is a Key to Godliness Read More »

The act of giving is a well-known Christian virtue. As the body of Christ, we are accustomed to answering the call to give freely of our finances, time, and our gifts. However, in the interest of being a “good” Christian, we can overestimate how much of ourselves and our resources we should give in order …

4 Prayers for Biblical Guidance on Giving Read More »

If we are in Christ, God is remaking our minds. Once, we were “darkened in [our] understanding” (Ephesians 4:18). We may have been smart, even brilliant, but we shut the doors and windows of our minds against the knowledge of God. We preferred illusions over truth (Romans 1:18). We crafted alternative realities where God was …

Three Ways to Purify Your Thinking Read More »

Intimate communication with the Lord is a privilege often neglected and undervalued. I’ve gone days without getting alone and praying to the Father. It’s difficult enough for the busy believer to find the time each morning to study and read the Scriptures, much less devote an hour to prayer. Nevertheless, prayer is powerful. This is the …

7 Quick Inspirational Prayers to Help You throughout Your Day Read More »

  Our worst days have a way of making the future feel impossible. Perhaps we wake up to a depression that makes our chest cave in. Or a relationship on the verge of collapse. Or pain in our bones that makes the smallest focus a feat. The thought of enduring for a lifetime, or even …

God Will Daily Bear You Up Read More »

How do you come to understand who God says you are? And how do you grow into that identity in the process of day-to-day living? The best place to begin that journey is through prayer. And the best thing to pray is the truth of God’s Word. Now, the process is not easy. In fact, …

Praying Your Way to Your True Identity Read More »