When the lights go out, we can't see clearly and often stumble because our surroundings are deceiving, not what they appear to be. This is the way it is in this world. It's dark, and, we often stumble because we are deceived. But when we accept Jesus as our Savior, His light penetrates the darkness, … Continue reading Stumbling in the Darkness
The greatest decision we'll ever make is turning from the world and accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior! Our sins will be forgiven and we'll be free from the condemnation of this world to live in His grace as His child. But we need to go beyond accepting God's gift of salvation. We need … Continue reading Living in Grace
God didn't give us the Ten Commandments because He's demanding and will send us to hell if we don't obey Him. God LOVES us! His laws are to keep us OUT of hell. He gave them as a guideline so we won't fall into the clutches of the devil who wants to kill us. When … Continue reading Laws and Love
From the day we are born until the day we die, we are searching! Most of us don't know what we're searching for, so we pour ourselves into careers, family, or hobbies, all with an intense desire to satisfy this inner calling. But we'll never be satisfied until we realize that it's Jesus calling us, … Continue reading A Life of Searching
It's not until we become Christian and accept Jesus as our Savior AND Lord that we realize how tangled we were in the sins of this world. And it's not until we study the Scriptures to know God that we can comprehend how much love Jesus has for us that He would come to earth … Continue reading Victory in His Freedom
It's hard to submit to someone else's authority, especially when we've worked hard to achieve our goals and keep what we believe is ours. But, when we accept Jesus as our Savior, He becomes the Lord over our lives, and we no longer have to fight for what's ours because He takes care of us, … Continue reading Submission
When worldly people look at Christians, they should not see a reflection of themselves. They should see someone who respects their body as God's temple and not as a display of evil, who lives the life they proclaim and is not a hypocrite, who encourages and builds up rather than gossips or tears down, who … Continue reading What Others See in Us
Our greatest security as Christians is knowing that God does NOT change! We study the Bible and know that if God said it, He meant it, and that's it! But the people of this world want to redefine God so they can justify changing His laws to suit their evil desires—and one day, they WILL … Continue reading Change is Not Always Good
As Christians in this busy, fast-paced world, it can be easy at times to allow our attitudes and actions to be like the world. We neglect to be kind, show compassion, offer a helping hand, and forgive those who don't deserve it. We forget that Jesus forgave us for our sins when we didn't deserve … Continue reading Looking Beyond
Why do we need to pray about our problems when God is omniscient and knows everything? Prayer is more than just asking God for something; it's a time of fellowship, a time to build our relationship with Jesus. He speaks to us through the Scriptures, and we talk to Him in prayer. Prayer draws us … Continue reading Why Pray?
Sometimes, situations arise that knock the wind out of us. The more we focus on them, the more doubt and fear come at us until all hope of victory is gone. But as Christians, when we focus on Jesus and put our faith in Him, we fill up with His peace, and our hope for … Continue reading Stay Focused
The more we study the Bible, the greater our understanding of who Jesus is! And the more we know Jesus, the more we are in awe of His love for us through the sacrifice He gave to save us from eternal hell. Jesus IS our Rock and Fortress, and He's our strength when we are … Continue reading The Rock!
The world is trying to destroy the integrity of those who love the Lord, and it will stop at nothing to succeed. But as Christians, we don't let the world control us nor give in to it REGARDLESS of what things look like. Jesus is OUR Lord, and He's greater than the god of this … Continue reading Giving in is NOT an Option
As Christians, nothing secures our day more than seeking God's guidance when we first wake up. When "we" determine what we'll do and where we'll go, we put ourselves ahead of the Lord. Our first words of the day should be a greeting to the Lord, giving Him praise and thanks for loving us and … Continue reading “Good morning, Lord!”
Feeling secure nowadays is hard when there's no solid ground to stand on. Job security is unraveling, the cost of living is excelling, education is stifling, and God's laws are being challenged as social rights take priority. Yet, as Christians, when our hope and trust are in Jesus and not the world, we CAN feel … Continue reading What Lasts Forever?
The world uses fear through its news and social media resources to control us. As we face changes in laws and mandates, chaotic weather conditions, spreading diseases, and relentless crime, fear makes us weak and willing to surrender to its solutions. But for Christians, we have peace because our hope and trust are in God, … Continue reading Are You Safe?
We've all been in that situation and panicked, "I can't do this!" That's because we know we don't have what it takes to do it. But as Christians, our faith is in Jesus, our Lord! We live every day for Him, always ready and willing to share His love and salvation message with others. And … Continue reading I Can Do This!
Laws and values are changing. Things God called sins are becoming legal rights, and those pushing the new agenda demand our respect and support. But as Christians, we don't support anything contrary to God's laws, and we don't pretend to agree with these changes to avoid social conflict. Our job is to tell people about … Continue reading Social Conflict
We aren't made perfect when we become Christians. Our sins are forgiven, but the old worldly habits are still in us, and they have to go. It's like being physically ill; once the sickness is gone, the body must go through a healing process, so we take medication, feed on a healthy diet, and do … Continue reading The Healing Process
Every day, we learn of more global disasters and senseless deaths, and it's getting scary! As Christians, we live in this world, but it no longer lives in us because Jesus redeemed us back to God, and He is now our Lord. Our hope and joy are in Jesus, who's not only prepared a great … Continue reading Rejoicing in the Storms!
Christians are spiritual soldiers who fight a spiritual enemy, and we have one thing in common with the physical soldier. When he's away at battle, he stays strong because he knows there's someone at home who loves him and is waiting for him to return. This joy in his heart keeps him going. As Christians, … Continue reading A Joyful Heart
We live in a sinful world that fills our minds with questions, doubt, and fear. If we focus on the things of the world—ruled by the devil who wants to destroy us—we are open to his thoughts and suggestions and closed to God. But when we begin our day in prayer and then throughout the … Continue reading Closed Minds
Despite what we're going through in life, if we're Christian, we are not alone! Many of us suffer from pain, fear, and sorrow because we live in this sinful world, but Jesus has overcome the world and prepared a fantastic eternal future for all who believe in Him. And while we're still here, Jesus promised … Continue reading We Are NOT Alone!
The people of the world live in fear because of afflictions and oppressions that keep coming. But Christians have their hope in God, not the world. We study the Bible to know God and develop a relationship with Jesus, and our faith and hope are in HIM! Jesus told us to pray about everything, to … Continue reading Living in Fear
A new day and a new week bring hope and possibilities—and at the same time, adversities and challenges, maybe even some rough trials. As Christians, we can rejoice in the good times AND the rough times when we study the Scriptures to know God and strengthen our faith in Jesus! God's Word is true, powerful, … Continue reading Peace in the Battle