POWER THOUGHTS: To Change How You Act, Change the Way You Think

“Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes” (Ephesians 4:23 NLT, second edition). Change requires new thinking. In order to change, we must learn the truth and start making good choices, but we also must change the way we think. The battle for sin starts in your mind, not in your behavior. The way you … More POWER THOUGHTS: To Change How You Act, Change the Way You Think

POWER THOUGHTS: God Can Use Dark Times for Good

“We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead” (2 Corinthians 1:8b-9 NLT, second edition). Did Jesus suffer? Was … More POWER THOUGHTS: God Can Use Dark Times for Good

POWER THOUGHTS: Why You Need a Church Family

“[Christ’s] love has the first and last word in everything we do. Our firm decision is to work from this focused center” (2 Corinthians 5:14 MSG). You cannot fulfill the five purposes (worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, evangelism) on your own. Life is not a solo act. You were created for community. The only way you … More POWER THOUGHTS: Why You Need a Church Family

POWER THOUGHTS: Fill Your Mind with Truth, Not Poison

“A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash” (Proverbs 15:14 NLT, second edition). If you want to become wise, the first thing you have to do is listen to God’s Word every day. Proverbs 2:6 says, “It is the Lord who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding” (TEV). … More POWER THOUGHTS: Fill Your Mind with Truth, Not Poison

POWER THOUGHTS: It’s Time to Redefine Failure

“Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe”(Proverbs 29:25 NIV). Satan’s favorite tool to diminish your faith is the fear of failure. But you cannot serve God and be constantly worried about what other people think. You have to move forward. Proverbs 29:25 says, “Fear … More POWER THOUGHTS: It’s Time to Redefine Failure

POWER THOUGHTS: To Get God’s Power, Admit You Need His Help

“I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13 NLT, second edition). A right relationship with Jesus is foundational to every area of your life. Your physical health is no exception. Through a secure relationship with Jesus, you can grow and change in ways it’s impossible to do without one. In truth, … More POWER THOUGHTS: To Get God’s Power, Admit You Need His Help

POWER THOUGHTS: Embracing God’s Best for Your Body

“Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him” (Romans 12:1 MSG). Taking care of your body is a spiritual discipline, like prayer, worship, or Bible study. God wants you to succeed at this in 2016. The apostle Paul says, with God helping you,“Take your everyday, ordinary life — … More POWER THOUGHTS: Embracing God’s Best for Your Body

MOTIVATE ME: Settle Your Destiny So You Can Help Others Do the Same

“For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying” (Hebrews 2:14b-15 NLT, second edition). One of … More MOTIVATE ME: Settle Your Destiny So You Can Help Others Do the Same

POWER THOUGHTS: The Path to a Miracle Goes Through Uncomfortable Territory

“Then the Lord spoke his word to Elijah, ‘Go to Zarephath in Sidon and live there. I have commanded a widow there to take care of you.’ So Elijah went to Zarephath” (1 Kings 17:8-10a NCV). When you’re scared to death and vulnerable, you don’t know where you’re going, you don’t know how long it’s … More POWER THOUGHTS: The Path to a Miracle Goes Through Uncomfortable Territory