Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. – 1 Corinthians 13:7 We all get emotional occasionally, or lose our temper once in a while. But if you are out […]

  Proverbs 3:5-6 What causes some people to fail and others to achieve their goals? One theory is that background, education, and ability are the main factors. But why, then, do we hear stories of victory achieved by people who have come from difficult backgrounds, struggled with disabilities, or had little instruction? Surely, something else […]

Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us. – Romans 8:37 For years, I have pondered what being “more than a conqueror” means. I’m sure other people have other perspectives, but I have come to the conclusion that being more than a conqueror […]

If you want to win the battle for the mind, meditation is a powerful weapon for you to use. You must focus on portions of God’s Word. You must read them, perhaps repeat them aloud, and keep them before you. Some people repeat a verse again and again until the meaning fills their mind and […]

Complaining is death, and thanksgiving is life. Yet there are people who complain on their way to church while hoping to receive blessings. They don’t understand that complaining keeps them from getting what they want. They don’t come prepared to receive blessings in the Lord’s presence. Prepare yourself for blessings by offering thanksgiving for what […]

Right timing is critical in a believer’s walk with the Lord. However, trusting His timing in important decisions, uncertain direction, or pressing needs is extremely difficult when everything within us cries, “Do something!” Because we want action, waiting for God seems so passive. To wait for the Lord means to pause for instruction while remaining […]

Proverbs 3:26 – For the Lord shall be your confidence, firm and strong, and shall keep your foot from being caught [in a trap or some hidden danger]. Jesus knew where He came from, He knew what He was sent to do, and He knew where He was going. When you get that confidence of knowing God […]

  Maybe you’re stuck, frozen in a moment. It might be past abuse. It could be a personal failure of some kind or something completely beyond your control, like an illness or the death of a loved one. Perhaps you’ve been disappointed by an unmet expectation—nothing turned out the way you wanted it to. So […]

My dear children, I’m writing this to you so that you will not sin. Yet, if anyone does sin, we have Jesus Christ, who has God’s full approval. He speaks on our behalf when we come into the presence of the Father. 2 He is the payment for our sins, and not only for our sins, but […]

Portions by Joyce Meyer – Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. John 14:27 Many people cannot hear from God because they have too much turmoil in their lives. Their insides are like a freeway during rush-hour […]

The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish like the palm tree [be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful]; they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible]. Psalm 92:12 James 1:12 says, “Blessed (happy, to be envied) is the man who is patient under trail and stands up under temptation, for when he […]

From Joyce Meyer: Psalm 51:10- Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me. We set ourselves up either for misery or for joy by the mindset that we have toward the things in our life. Mindsets are the patterns in which our mind normally operates toward a certain determination. For […]