The Idol in Your Hand - #7366
The truth is that there's another god competing for the best of your love right now, the best of your energy, the best of your time, or the best of your money. I'm not talking about some little statue in the closet. The most dangerous idols are much more subtle than that.
Drought-Proof Security - #6991
Maybe you're facing unemployment, maybe the value of your house has been a problem, it could be inflation, deflation, all kinds of unexpected expenses, or maybe the medical care is so expensive you hadn't planned on it. If you're depending on the finances of earth to keep you secure, you're going to be scared a lot of the time. But if your roots go deep into God's endless resources, you're pretty secure.
Listening for My Language - #6979
We need to meet people where they are with a testimony out of our life that relates to their lives. Thousands came to Christ on this Day of Pentecost; the day that each one heard them speaking in his own language. Would you ask God to show you today how to speak the language of the people around you; to reach them with the words, the music, the issues, and the testimony that they will understand?
Tell the Person Who Can Fix It - #6975
You can be an agent of real love and real peace if you always stay away from the back room, the back-biting, and you speak directly to that other person. That other person? They may respond or they may not respond, but you have done the only thing Jesus can bless, and you can sleep well tonight.
Man of Steel - Where's Superman? - #6973
I have to agree with that guy in the Bible who said, "I really want to do what is right, but I don't do it. Instead, I do the very thing I hate. Who will free me?" You can't be rescued until you admit you can't save yourself; until you're willing to pin all your hopes on somebody who can rescue you.
Hell's Highest Compliment - #6971
When you're making a difference for Jesus, you're on the Devil's list, and honestly I hope you're on it. Making that list is hell's highest compliment.
The Boss Is the Glue - #6968
Just tell Him, "Lord, anything goes." See, He knows the next step, He knows the results, and it is the One and it is Jesus who brings all things together. What did it say here, "In Him all things hold together." You give that out-of-control part of your life to the Master, and give Him total control.
Heaven's Laser - #6967
When you pray specifically, in faith believing, you focus the healing, heart-changing, mountain-moving power of God on something or someone that you care about. So expect a miracle!
Unloseable - #6965
Jesus is the unloseable person we've looked for all our lives. Actually we're built to belong to our Creator. If it weren't for Jesus, we would never have the possibility of that heart-satisfying relationship because of the gap between God and us.
The No Regrets Alarm - #6964
sin alarm that God uses when you're reaching for something that could hurt you is Spirit tremors. It's an uneasiness in your spirit that says, "This just isn't right." That's probably the stirring of the Holy Spirit. Listen to that inner warning. But respond immediately and put on the Scripture brakes, respond to the shame warnings, to the Spirit tremors before sin drowns them out and you grab a plateful of regrets.