God’s love is a lot more like the love of a spouse. His love demands everything. It doesn’t feel so miraculous when He’s busy rearranging my entire life.
If you find the idea of sharing your faith scary it helps to remember that you are not in charge.
Much like parenting, following Christ is often inconvenient.
What does it really mean to be a disciple? You get to see the amazing. Hang on! Are you ready for this?
What if we saw "sacrifice" as a beautiful word?
Do you trust God enough to follow Him when you can’t see where He’s going?
How do you keep a total commitment to Jesus? Alone, you can’t. But you’re never on your own. You have the Holy Spirit.
The Scriptures portray a God who never stops working. Have our lives become so loud that we can't hear what God is saying?
Give everything to Jesus and you’ll discover the priceless treasure of life with Him. Simple? Yes. Easy? No. Worth it? Definitely.
Following Jesus isn’t about rules, duty, or sacrifice. It’s about love: receiving God’s love, loving God, and giving His love to others.
Some gifts are too good to keep to ourselves. The more we share this treasure, the bigger it gets, and the more we get to celebrate.
If you're wondering what influence you could have, ask the One who pursued you first. Center your life on Jesus and He will use you to change the world.
Our most basic human cravings for intimacy, destiny and meaning all point to the search for God.
I can’t imagine leaving a gift unopened: but I’m reminded of the treasure Jesus gave me, and I realize that I have often left His gift on the table.
God can use you right where you are. The little boy who brought his loaves and fishes to Jesus wasn’t extraordinary, but God used him to work a miracle.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to marry someone you find attractive. But your reasons for marriage have to go beyond that tingling sensation that shoots down the spine.
You are a wealth of knowledge and with online mentoring there's an easy way to use your past experiences to have spiritual conversations.
Much like parenting, following Christ is often inconvenient. But when we let God change our plans, we’re in for the ride of our lives.
What happens when God asks you to do something unexpected?
Take a minute to share this video and introduce your friends to the man at the very heart of Christmas.
When the plane went down, Dave was snapped out of just living for himself and asked: “What if I die?” What have I been living for?” Watch Dave's story.
Rather than amping up willpower to make New Year's resolutions, let's take a look at how God resolves to be faithful to us. Then we'll know how to make our lives count this year.
"By God's grace, I will share the gospel everyday for forty days." Wow! That's quite a commitment! Watch Kelley's story.
Do you believe that God is going to show up? Trust takes practice.
When the foundation is shaky, all else crumbles.
What are the terms of your surrender?
I can’t remember the last time I sat down with my roommates without Snapchatting, BBMing or watching YouTube videos while trying to carry on a conversation. This is a problem--and I don’t think I'm alone.
Service was Christ’s example of love.
God doesn’t call us down the path of least resistance.
Abundant life. We talk about it. Sing about it. Pray for it. Books and conferences promise it. But what really is it? It's time to sort out the truth from the myths.
Guilt. I feel its sting in the aftermath of the stupid choices I make. It can feel like God is a thousand miles away, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Jesus doesn’t want you to be His acquaintance. Acquaintances keep terms and conditions. What Jesus deserves is to have friends unequivocally devoted to Him.
God looks forward to spending time with you. You are incredibly important to Him. Is the feeling mutual?
The greatest joys in the Christian life come from holding nothing back from Jesus. With Him at the center, life becomes an adventure of faith filled with meaning and purpose.
Sometimes we use God to avoid God.
Die daily to live fully.
If you've never seen your days numbered in jelly beans, this video will get you thinking about the meaning and purpose of your life. Take a look at this vivid portrayal of our mortality.
Think you have nothing to offer? Think again.
I shifted in my seat uncomfortably, my anxiety a bilious mass in the depths of my insides. There were three of us being interviewed for church membership that rainy Monday evening.
If we put conditions on the love we give ourselves, how then can we love others without conditions?
There’s no better place to be than completely surrendered to our Heavenly Father.
The abundant life is not risk-free. When God calls us to step out and take a risk, how do we respond? Do we witness to the stranger, start the new business, make the commitment, or give sacrificially?
What is the focus of your life? If it is serving Jesus, then you will ultimately experience victory instead of defeat, and spiritual growth instead of stagnation.
Faithfulness isn’t all sexual. It’s multi-layered. I believe our emotions and mind can engage unfaithfully without actually being physically unfaithful, and that creates a wedge.
Is it time to renew your passion for Jesus? Too much is at stake to live a mediocre Christian life. Scripture says Jesus came to give us peace and joy in abundance.
Jesus is not a means to our ends.