Stay Focused on God’s Plan for Your Life

Anyone who lets himself be distracted from the work I plan for him is not fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62 TLB). I have met thousands of people who’ve told me they want to be used by God but who will never be used by God. Why? They’re too busy. They’ve got their own…

God Remains Patient with Our World

The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise to return, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to perish, so he is giving more time for everyone to repent” (2 Peter 3:9 NLT). History is moving toward a climax. Why doesn’t God just shut the…

Use Your Resources to Encourage God’s Family

Love one another with mutual affection” (Romans 12:10 NRSV). God wants you to invest in other people in God’s family. This is what I call the “Mutual Fund.” The Bible says in Romans 12:10,“Love one another with mutual affection” (NRSV). How do you invest in this Mutual Fund? By using some of your money to encourage fellowship,…

You Need the Support of Your Spiritual Family

God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure” (Ephesians 1:5). The Bible says, “God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This…

This Is How God Feels About You

”Long before he laid down the earth’s foundations, [God] had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love” (Ephesians 1:4 The Message). When my three children were small, I used to sneak into each of their rooms at night and sit down by the side of their bed and just watch…

The Summary Of Obadiah

The book of Obadiah is a book of Prophetic Oracles. The prophet Obadiah wrote it. Its authorship is difficult to date but was possibly written about 853-841 B.C. or 605-586 B.C. The key personalities are the Edomites. The purpose of Obadiah is to show that God will judge all those who are against His children,…

Fill Your Mind with Biblical Truth

A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash” (Proverbs 15:14). If you want to become wise, the first thing you have to do is feast on God’s Word every day. Proverbs 2:6 says, “It is the Lord who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding” (GNT). You don’t get it from television. You don’t…