Happy New Year! Another year has come and gone, and most of us are reflecting back on the past year. There's no doubt been some wins and many things we're thankful for, but as we head into a new year the focus is often on the things we want to change. We set some goals … Continue reading Truth to Take Into the New Year
Have you ever climbed into your car all ready to get going only to get no response when you turned the key? The radio doesn’t turn on. The lights don’t turn on. Nothing happens at all. It’s as if your car is saying to you - “Sorry. I’ve got nothing for you this morning.” The … Continue reading When my battery is dead
As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength. - Psalm 138:3 This verse is an incredible promise! Actually, it's two incredible promises. First of all, it reminds us that when God's children come before him in Jesus' name, he answers! He doesn't say, "Let me think about it." He knew … Continue reading God always answers prayers
...growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience... - Colossians 1:11 Paul began his prayer for the Colossians by asking God to fill them with the knowledge of his will. As he continues, he confidently assumes that God … Continue reading God’s power, my victory
I can do everything through him who gives me strength. - Philippians 4:13 If you're a Christian, you've likely heard this verse and probably even have it memorized. Chances are pretty good that even if you're not a Christian you've heard this verse somewhere. People quote it often in a variety of contexts. Admittedly, I … Continue reading The secret to contentment
Life is not fair. Too often it seems that dishonest, prideful people get all the breaks. They scoff at God, yet he doesn't immediately strike them down with lightning from heaven. It can be hard sometimes not to envy them when we see their prosperity. I love how the Psalmist so perfectly conveys this struggle … Continue reading Life may not be fair – but I’ve got Jesus!