Reading the Word of God doesn’t necessarily result in an emotional experience. However, when you choose to make its principles the primary input affecting your worldview, your life will change—for the better!
Resolve to live as a bold testimony to the power of the One-true God and His matchless grace. Make your life count for eternity.
Humility before God is essential because it demonstrates dependence upon God and acknowledges His sovereignty over every detail of life.
When you permit God to generate revival in your life, He will not only use your actions to positively impact those in your sphere of influence; but, God will transform culture through you!
With God’s help, your faith can be, “like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.”
Whether storms of personal adversity, the battering winds of pressure to conform to popular culture or the effects of a secular worldview that have the potential to impact societies like a flooding deluge—all threaten to destroy people of faith who are not securely anchored in God’s Word.
While today’s text is familiar to Christians and you may have been required to memorize or recite it daily, it’s critical to remember that the Lord Himself gave the following prototype in response to His disciples request concerning how we should pray.
In a very real sense, people of biblical faith are light bearers. But, we have a choice. You can shroud your light rendering your influence powerless on culture; or, you can be the light of truth by consistently living in accordance with Scriptural principles with a powerful effect on the darkness in the world.
Speaking to the children of Israel who had spent the previous four decades in the wilderness, Moses encouraged them to welcome his startling rehearsal of their history like morning dew or a gentle rain that restores and invigorates.
Loudly repeating the word “holy” three times in deafening succession, seraphim emphatically express the absolute holiness of God. Whether a vision or a glimpse into unseen reality, one thing is certain—Isaiah was never the same.
The apostle Paul informs us that the life of faith is not theoretical, but intensely practical—people of faith have purpose!
As he wrote this psalm, David’s life was focused on the Word of God. The godly principles he internalized not only provided guidance during waking hours, but also came to mind and actually instructed him between sleep cycles when he awakened at night.
People of faith make God’s Word part of their thought process 24/7, integrate it into their very being and share it with those around them.
When God burdens your heart for a specific job, success is assured when you prepare for action by going to Him in prayer and allowing Him time to arrange the details.
Stirred to the core by the needs of others, people of faith act with determination to provide hope.
“Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea . . .”
In the face of world conditions, Christians are not left to numb disillusionment or hopeless despair. . .
The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.
Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart . . .
Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there; and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother.”
Please, take my blessing that is brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me . . . So he (Jacob) urged him (Esau), and he took it.
Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.
“Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land.”
While the uniqueness of the situation cannot be overstated, his new name, Israel, is a powerful testimony of Jacob’s character, influence and struggle with God.
During his 20 years serving Laban, God sharpened Jacob’s mind, reinforced his faith and greatly prospered him with a large family, unparalleled experience and great wealth!