PRAYER:5 Powerful Spiritual Warfare Prayers to Start Your Day

It happens to all of us. We are in a hurry, or distracted, running late and we forget to start off our day with prayer. Heading off into our day without a solid foundation of prayer is like skipping breakfast, and we are soon feeling weak and confused and unable to cope with the spiritual…

MOTIVATE ME: The Truth Will Set You Free

“Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God — truly…

POWER THOUGHTS: God’s Spirit Is Working in You

“God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him” (Philippians 2:13 NLT, second edition). It is the Holy Spirit’s job to produce Christlike character in you. The Bible says, “The Lord … makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image”…

BIBLE STUDY: The Book of Hosea

When Moses asked Pharaoh to “Let my people go,” Pharaoh responded, “Who is the Lord that I should obey His voice to let Israel go?” If Pharaoh could have read the book of Hosea, he would have known that the Lord was a sovereign God (Chapters 1-3); a holy God (Chapters 4-7); a just God…

BIBLE STUDY: What is the significance of using different postures in prayer?

What is the significance of using different postures in prayer? Understanding Postures of Prayer let your posture express the attitudes of your heart In the Biblical accounts of prayer, many postures are described. Abraham fell upon his face before God. (See Genesis 17:3, 17.) Moses prayed with his hands outstretched. (See Exodus 9:27–29.) King Solomon…

POWER THOUGHTS: Focus on Reconciliation, Not Resolution

“There is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5 NIV). When you have conflict in your life, focus on reconciliation, not resolution. There’s a big difference in those two words. Reconciliation means re-establishing the relationship. Resolution means resolving every issue. Resolution probably isn’t going to happen,…

MOTIVATE ME: Becoming Like Jesus Is a Slow Process

“This will continue until we are . . . mature, just as Christ is, and we will be completely like him” (Ephesians 4:13 CEV). Becoming like Christ is a long, slow process of growth. Spiritual maturity is neither instant nor automatic; it is a gradual, progressive development that will take the rest of your life….