Is God your greatest passion?
God is a patient counselor who turns one page of our hearts at a time and says, “Will you give me this today? Will you trust me to gently cut this out of your life?”
If Scripture tells us not to be anxious, then why do we get butterflies and sweaty palms?
We know God has forgiven us; so why do we try to hide from him?
We can't confine Jesus to a religious box. The only reasonable response to him is total surrender — pledging loyalty and surrendering control.
God’s love is a lot like the love of a spouse — all-encompassing. It doesn’t feel so miraculous when he’s busy rearranging my entire life.
I know flossing is important but I struggle to do it consistently. It was the same when it came to spending time with God until I tried this.
Can we get so busy doing stuff for God that we forget to rest in God?
When we pray little, we are telling God that we don’t trust him. Maintaining a vital connection to God is a choice.
To be a disciple is to see God at work in amazing ways. Hang on! Are you ready for this?
We can understand why God won't answer prayers for things that are selfish or immoral. But it's hard to understand why heartfelt, well-intentioned, biblical prayer seems to go unanswered.
Some people suffer for what they have done; others suffer because of what people have done to them. Where is God when it really hurts?
Following Christ is sometimes inconvenient. Follow anyway.
What if we saw "sacrifice" as a beautiful word?
Treasuring the Kingdom is a daily choice, an uphill battle over the long haul. We make choices every day that either expand or undermine God’s influence in our lives.
How do you remain totally committed to Jesus? In your own strength, you can’t. But you’re never on your own. The Holy Spirit is always there.
Do you trust God enough to follow him when you can’t see where he’s going?
Not every thought that runs through your head is from God. How do you know when a prompting is from God and when it’s Satan whispering lies?
Following Jesus isn’t about rules, duty, or sacrifice. It’s about love: receiving God’s love, loving God, and demonstrating his love to others.
People say things like, “God spoke to me” or “The Lord told me.” What does that mean? If I don’t hear from God, am I doing something wrong?
The challenges of life can be overwhelming. Often, we see no way out. In the face of heartbreak and disappointment, what has God promised?
Give everything to Jesus and you’ll discover the priceless treasure of life with him. Simple? Yes. Easy? No. Worth it? Definitely.
The best protection against evil is a heart bent toward the good — seeking God in all things. Light banishes darkness. They cannot occupy the same place at the same time.
How would you describe your current experience as a Christian? Growing. Frustrated. Disappointing. Fulfilled. Forgiven. Stuck. Joyful. Up and down?
Do you have a hard time believing that your sin has been paid for? You can claim his forgiveness.
Have you heard the wonderful news about the Spirit-filled life?
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.
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.
Gratitude flows from a habit of noticing, and responding to, what God is doing. Start this habit today and your life will never look the same!
Guarding my heart means being mindful of the things I think and feel. When I leave the door open, unattended, I give Satan an opportunity to slip all kinds of things in there.
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?
Rediscover Christmas with these 8 ways to share the joy of the season with your Instagram followers this Christmas!
Introduce your friends to the person at the very heart of Christmas.
Rather than amping up the 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.
Are you just starting to follow Jesus? Doubts, questions, and failures are common, but you can still know for sure that Jesus has entered your life to stay forever.
Only the Holy Spirit can make us more like Jesus. But to experience that transformation, we need to trust him.
God never stops loving us as his children. Our position in his family is totally secure, but sometimes we feel cut off from his love.
To experience the full life God has for you, it's important to know his recipe for spiritual growth. Put these six disciplines into practice and you'll see your faith grow.
Without realizing it I had started to believe that I had to take care of my finances myself. I thought that if I gave 10% there wouldn't be enough. Clearly God and I had some work to do.
That Bible on the shelf or night table can seem a little intimidating, but God's word will change your life if you crack it open and try these easy Bible study tips.
It started with a trip to a walk-in clinic. Then there was the phone call, "You need to come to the hospital right now." Then came the diagnosis: "We think you have leukemia." This is Mike's story.
Expectations – whether they’re too high or too low – can have a major impact on the success of your marriage. Whether you've been married for 5 months or 15 years, Gary Thomas has advice you need to hear.
The idea that there's one person created just for us comes from Plato, not God.
I know men and women who are kind, smart, funny and compassionate. They long to be married but so far God has said, “No.” I do not know why but I believe that God does.
Choosing your spouse is the second most important decision you'll ever make. Bestselling author Gary Thomas has some advice you need to hear.
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.
The day Cheryl heard the Gospel was awful. She looked back on her divorce and saw everything she had thrown away.
It’s not love that sustains the promise, it’s the promise that sustains the love.
"Holy, Holy, Holy" is a famous hymn, but you've definitely never heard it like this before. Watch this video to recapture the wonder of knowing our holy God.