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…

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…

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…

POWER THOUGHTS: If You Believe It, Then Do It

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says” (James 1:22 NIV).Yesterday, we looked at Mark 12:30: “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength” (NLT). And one way to look at this verse is to focus on loving God with all…

POWER THOUGHTS: You’re Not Just Wanted; You’re Needed!

“We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT). The reason you have value is because of what God says about you, not because of what other people say about you. Many people lack self-esteem. They don’t…

POWER THOUGHTS: Five Things Forgiveness Is Not

“Love isn’t selfish or quick tempered. It doesn’t keep a record of wrongs that others do” (1 Corinthians 13:5b CEV). There’s a lot of faulty thinking about forgiveness. The act of forgiveness gets watered down. It gets abused. It gets cheapened. What is forgiveness really? Take a quick test by answering “true” or “false” to the…

POWER THOUGHTS: God Wants You to Really Live

“Jesus [said] … ‘I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of’” (John 10:10 The Message). Jesus did not come to make life perfect for us. Rather, he came to give us a life connected to him, so that no matter what situation we face, we…