Exchange Your Panic For God’s Peace

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30 NIV). It’s…

Are You Self-centered or God-centered?

“Instead of worrying, pray …. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life” (Philippians 4:6-7 MSG). What will be the center of your life? In other words, who or what are you going to live for? There are a lot of options. You can center your life around a…

How to Get Past Regrets

“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands” (Isaiah 43:18-19 MSG). How often do you play the “If only” game? If only…

You Need God’s Presence, Not His Explanation

Surrender yourself to the Lord, and wait patiently for him” (Psalm 37:7a GW). One of the reasons people struggle with contentment is because we’re always looking for explanations for why things happen in our lives. It ticks us off that God doesn’t offer us explanations. So why doesn’t he? Because he’s testing you. He’s testing…

Jesus Christ Is In Every Book of the Bible

In Genesis, Jesus is the seed of the Woman. In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb. In Leviticus, He is the Priest, the Altar and the Lamb of Sacrifice. In Numbers, He is the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night. In Deuteronomy, Jesus is the Prophet like Moses. In…

To Bear Fruit, Get Connected

“Live in me, and I will live in you. A branch cannot produce any fruit by itself. It has to stay attached to the vine. In the same way, you cannot produce fruit unless you live in me”(John 15:4 GW). Right before Jesus goes to the cross, he gives his last minute instructions to his…

Four Secrets to Answered Prayer

“Then [Nehemiah] said, ‘O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps his covenant of unfailing love with those who love him and obey his commands, listen to my prayer! …. I confess that we have sinned against you .… Please remember what you told your servant Moses: ‘If you are unfaithful…