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: 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: When You’re Angry, Slow Down and THINK

“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” (James 1:19b NIV). We save ourselves a lot of pain and heartache if we follow one simple rule: Slow down when we’re angry or hurt. The Bible says, “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” (James 1:19b…

POWER THOUGHTS: More Than 300 Biblical Prophecies Point to Jesus

“No prophecy ever originated from humans. Instead, it was given by the Holy Spirit as humans spoke under God’s direction” (2 Peter 1:21 GW). The Bible is the most read book in history. It’s also the bestselling book in history and the most translated book in history. Yet it’s more than that. It’s also God’s…

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”…

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,…

POWER THOUGHTS: Let Go of Your Hurt

“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others” (Colossians 3:13 NLT, second edition). Many of us have someone in our lives who has done some crazy, hurtful thing to us or, maybe even more importantly, to somebody that we love. In…