MOTIVATE ME: Fill Your Mind with God’s Word, Not Worry

  “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7 ESV). When you are worried, don’t repress it, suppress it, or…

POWER THOUGHTS: God Wants to Give You Freedom

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36 NIV). The world defines freedom as a life without any restraint: “I can do anything I want to do and say anything I want to say without anybody ordering me around.” Everybody else may get burned by you, but you get to…

MOTIVATE ME: How to Fix Bad Decisions

  How to Fix a Bad Decision The first step is to answer the following question: Was this bad decision a morally bad decision (right vs. wrong), or was it just a stupid bad decision? The way you deal with the bad decision will vary depending on your answer to that important question. How to…

POWER THOUGHTS: How These 10 Proverbs Help in Every Day Life

The book of Proverbs in the Bible was written to give you godly wisdom, instruction, and insight, and to help you learn discipline, right behavior, and how to do what is right and just in life (Proverbs 1:1-3). However, if you’ve experienced a disconnection of what a proverb is saying and how to walk it…

POWER THOUGHTS: What Do I Do with These Powerful Feelings?

All of us can experience many feelings in a single day. We can feel depressed or sad or angry or lonely. We can feel happy and hopeful. We can be cheerful one moment then suddenly annoyed at that old guy driving way too slow in front of us. We can feel like we love someone…

POWER THOUGHTS: God’s Plan for Your Pain

“If you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you” (1 Peter 4:19 NLT) Remember what photography was like before everything went digital? When you took a picture, the first thing you’d get was…

MOTIVATE ME: Don’t Worry. Trust God!

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 NLT). We can be a hero one day and a zero the next day, a millionaire one day and bankrupt the next. No matter how much we…

POWER THOUGHTS: 4 Words That Change Every Situation

Have you ever had one of those, “Woah, wait a minute!” times when reading the Bible? You’re slowly meandering your way through a chapter, trying to clear your sleep-fogged head, when suddenly a verse jumps out and slaps you in the face. I had one of those moments this morning. I was making my way…

POWER THOUGHTS: Who Will Be in Heaven Because of You?

“Let the dead bury their own dead. You go and proclaim the Kingdom of God” (Luke 9:60 GNT). When you become a follower of Christ, God fills you with his Holy Spirit. The proof of the Holy Spirit in you is not some emotional experience. The proof that you have God’s Spirit in you is if…

MOTIVATE ME: Two Ways to Examine Your Experiences

“Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith” (2 Corinthians 13:5 NLT). An unexamined experience is worthless. There are people who are 50 years old who haven’t lived 50 years. They’ve lived one year…