November 7, 2011
It wasn’t external enemies that kept them out of the Promised Land. It was their internal grumbling. They complained against the food and against their leaders, but really they complained against God. So He allowed the grumblers to die in the wilderness, while raising up a new generation that believed.
November 6, 2011
Jesus is able to save to the uttermost. He doesn’t just throw us a lifeline to stop our drowning in sin. He jumps in and carries us all the way to shore. We’re not only saved in the moment, but saved forever. And not only saved but adopted into His family.
November 5, 2011
Water is life. When we go through desert times in our lives, Jesus is our Rock. There are seasons of dryness that test us. They teach us to go to the Rock. Even when all looks to be desert, go to Jesus and drink. Why do you thirst? Is it not to remind you that you need Him above all else?
November 4, 2011
In the midst of Ezekiel’s vision of God’s Spirit leaving the Temple, he hears this prophecy. It points to the coming of the Christ who will die for us and put His Spirit within us, so that we become the temple of God.
November 3, 2011
We underestimate the power of the tongue. Poor communication is often the core of disunity in the home, the church and in the workplace. Ask God to tame your tongue (James 3). Ask yourself whether your words are Spirit-filled or from the flesh. Words have power.
November 2, 2011
If God stirs your heart, yet you do not obey, your heart becomes increasingly hardened. Each time you deny Him the callous thickens. Eventually, your heart will be so insulated from God’s call that you’ll think He no longer speaks. The antidote? Start saying “Yes!” when you hear His voice.
November 1, 2011
Sometimes God teaches us something we don’t want to hear, something overwhelming. He is looking for one who will obey Him even in this.
October 31, 2011
David knew how to encourage himself in the Lord. Here he invites his own soul to number the blessings of serving the Lord. Focusing on the benefits rather than the worries of the day results in a heart of thanksgiving. It helps us experience the joy of the Lord. Let’s start counting now …
October 30, 2011
Jesus is the final and supreme revelation. All Scripture points to and is fulfilled in Him. He is the Incarnate Word of God. He is the complete communication of God’s love for us. Listen to Him.
October 29, 2011
Growing to maturity and faith sharing are connected. Too many Christians sit and soak. They think their learning equals maturity. It doesn’t. It only puffs up. Start making disciples and watch your faith grow in maturity.