How Jesus Gives Us Confidence

How Jesus Gives Us Confidence

Find yourself in a relationship with Christ and you’ll know peace with God, peace with yourself, and peace with your world. There are plenty of counterfeit sources of false confidence, but connecting with your Creator and his purposes for you is where real confidence and peace come from.

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Jesus Knows When He’s Been Touched

Jesus Knows When He’s Been Touched

There are moments when we, in our desperation, reach out for the heart of Jesus. We cry out from our pain, from our disappointment, our discouragement, and our despair and we touch Jesus without our words and with the cries of our heart. And we often wonder, does God hear me? Does he care? Yes. Yes he does.

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How to Live a Fruitful, Meaningful Life

How to Live a Fruitful, Meaningful Life

When I’m living my way, the fruit is sin and death and destruction. When I’m living God’s way, the fruit is good and life-giving, both to me and to those around me. When I’m living under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, I’m loving, joy-filled, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled. And now, more than ever, the world around us is looking for this kind of people.

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A Psalm for the Dark Days of Depression

A Psalm for the Dark Days of Depression

The day is coming. That glorious day when you redemption is complete by the return of the good King Jesus. Your life always, always matters. Every time you breathe another breath, your very life shows the world something about your Creator.

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When Life is Hard, Keep Living It for God’s Glory

When Life is Hard, Keep Living It for God’s Glory

Don’t give up in the dry season. Don’t despair when it seems like all darkness. Don’t stop pressing toward Jesus. His purpose awaits you. Healing is in his wings. And every day that you get out of bed with hope for better is one more opportunity to praise and glorify God. 

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The Greatest Commandment of All

The Greatest Commandment of All

You can love people when they’re mean. When they’re at odds with you. When their lifestyle or their background is different that yours. It’s going to take courage, commitment, and compassion, all of which you’ll have to cultivate in some very hard moments. 

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Remember: Hurt People Hurt People

Remember: Hurt People Hurt People

People in pain tend to speak and act out of their pain. That doesn’t make it easy to endure, but it does help us to have more internal peace knowing that when people lash out at you, it isn’t always about you. It’s often about them and their pain. 

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We’re All In This Together

We’re All In This Together

You’re going to see complete strangers do and say things in the next few days that make little or no sense to you at all. Decide, before assessing the spiritual condition of their heart, to get to know something about them.

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Be a Peacemaker, not a Peacekeeper

Be a Peacemaker, not a Peacekeeper

The pathway to joy-filled living is doing the hard thing of sharing both truth and grace in a restorative manner. It’s speaking up, but without being condescending or argumentative. It’s taking a stand, but a stand alongside people rather than over them. 

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