God Blesses Us So We Can Bless Others

“All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need” (Acts 2:44-45 NIV). No one sacrificed like the early church. In Acts 2:44-45, the Bible says, “All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they…

The Power Of A Focused Life

If you want God to use you in great ways, you need focus. The more focused you are, the more effective you’ll be—and the more God will use you. There is awesome power in a focused life. Diffused light doesn’t have much of an effect on what it touches. But when you focus light—like the…

Train Your Mind To Remember God

“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20 NLT). The Bible tells us to “pray all the time” (1…

You Need Friends Who Will Help You Succeed

“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24). Real friends bring out the best in each other. They encourage and motivate one another to reach their goals. Friends who will cheer you on to success are a critical part of fulfilling your purpose in life. There…

The Reality Of The Afterlife

So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ. There are a lot of strange and incorrect views of the afterlife, and sometimes even Christians will adopt some of those views. What…

God’s Goodness Last Forever

“I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:6). Of all the benefits of God’s goodness, only one lasts beyond your life on Earth. The final verse of Psalm 23 expresses the ultimate example of God’s goodness: “I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:6 ). That means…

When God Appoints You, He Anoints You

The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it” (1 Thessalonians 5:24 NIV). God never asks you to do something without providing what you need to do it. Anointing is a sign of God’s equipping you to fulfill an assignment he’s given you. When he gives you an assignment, a plan, or a…