Archives: November 2006

The God-given Differences In Prayer

We have a natural tendency to compare ourselves to others. And sometimes that filters into our spiritual lives . . . “She’s more involved at church than I am. . . He doesn’t give as much as I do” . . . etcetera.  Feeling pressure to follow the crowd?

An Authentic Discussion On Petitioning God In Times Of Great Need

It’s difficult to wait for God to answer our heartfelt prayers. And when they seem to go unanswered . . . it’s downright troubling. Haven’t received the answer you’re looking for from God?

How To Have A Natural, Honest Conversation With God

Think of a conversation you’ve had with a close friend or loved one . . . what characteristics do you see? Were you laughing together, arguing over something, discussing the details of your day? Having difficulty with your prayer life? 

Does God’s All-knowing Power Override Our Choices? Part 45

God working in conjunction with our free will . . . it’s a difficult concept to grasp. Does our free will limit God’s power? Tough questions. Real answers.

How To Look For God In The Midst Of Painful Trials Part 46

Just like gold is refined in a fire, our faith is refined through testing. Perhaps you’re going through a difficult time right now . . . a testing of your faith.

Going Through A Hard Time? Part 47

Whether it’s the death of a loved one, deep financial loss, or a wayward child, trials afflict us all at one time or another. God doesn’t remove the pain from difficult circumstances, but His grace does sustain us through them.

How God Uses True Stories To Communicate Deep Lessons On Life Part 48

A well-written story has us sitting on the edge of our seat. We connect with the main characters, are gripped by the trials they face, and sigh in relief when all ends well.

 

Let’s Examine What It Takes To Live A Life Of Faith Part 49

The Christian life isn’t a spectator sport . . . viewed from the grandstands. It’s an active life . . . played on the field of God’s choosing. But the game of life has a way of delivering joy in victory . . . and agony in defeat. Going through a tough situation right now?

Explore Some Of God's Promises That Can Help Us During Times Of Pain And Suffering Part 50

When you’re going through a tough time, are there particular Bible verses that come to your rescue? Promises from Scripture that carry you through the darkness?

 

The Christian Faith Is Based On One Central Truth Part 51

The central truth that is echoed throughout the Old and New Testaments in the Bible and the profound effect this common theme has on our faith and how we live our lives. 

An Authentic Discussion About Your Walk Of Faith Part 52

Sometimes God asks us to step out on faith in ways we would never imagine. Perhaps you’ve had to place your trust in God’s provision during a financial struggle, or you’ve sought God’s healing during a major battle with your health.

 

Encouragement To Those Allowing God To Paint Their Future Part 53

Sometimes having faith in God means living in uncertainty. Trusting Him when the canvas of our future is blank. Having difficulty entrusting everything to God?

Have You Come To A Crossroads In Your Life? Don’t Know Which Path To Choose? Part 54

Living by faith. It’s not an easy road to travel. We aren’t given a road map showing exactly which choices to make and which paths to follow.

Let’s Grapple With The Painful Realities Of Faith Part 55

Handing over our future to God’s capable hands is difficult. It takes a deep trust in God to release our grip on hopes and dreams.

An Authentic Discussion On The Hope We Have In Jesus Part 56

Whether we’re nineteen, forty-two or seventy-eight . . . we’ll all be on death’s doorstep one day. For many, that fact is terrifying to consider.