The Great Door Opener - #6709
Your greatest attention getter for Christ may be that you have a smile in a sea of sour. A Christian draws his joy, not from what's going on around him, but who Jesus is going on inside him. Nehemiah said, "The joy of the Lord is your strength."
Wasted Bullets - #6708
Our last resort, usually, is prevailing prayer. The kind when we get on our knees, we confess our total bankruptcy in the situation, we surrender all our schemes, we allow a total Holy Spirit takeover, we invoke the cross and the blood of Christ against our enemy. When you do that, Satan crumbles to his knees. He's rendered powerless by the spiritual kryptonite of fervent prayer.
Restless For the Gold - #6707
Revival - that's the spiritual gold that every healthy Christian is hungry for. It's that extraordinary, powerful, transforming visit of the Holy Spirit above and beyond our normal relationship with Him. That extra visit that gives a generation a taste of all God can do. I want revival.
The One Step We Miss - #6706
Repentance is so often the missing page in our Gospel. In God's Word it says you have to have Godly sorrow that leads to repentance that leads to salvation. Sometimes we skip over sin lightly in our rush to get people to Jesus. It's like going right to the cure before a person has even faced their disease. There's no real conversion until you repent.
Never Box With a Shadow - #6705
The enemy loves to have us waste our ammunition on each other so we won't get together to fight him. Hello! He's the real enemy.
The Knife That Gives Life - #6704
God loves you enough to bring out your very best, so right now He may be removing some branches so you can be more alive than ever.
The Wedding Day "Wow!" - #6703
At a wedding I saw a picture of how Jesus feels about me and all those who are His - unmistakable, unconcealable, unrestrained love. And I saw, symbolized in that young bride, the response to that love - committing yourself to this One who has proven - in blood - that you can trust Him with your life.
Burning Brighter Than Ever - #6702
God is looking for some modern heroes who will lead the church into a new era of boldness, who will resist the seduction of material comfort and security. We need a new dream! We need young leaders to lead it!
The Battle For the Transmitter - #6701
All day long you're transmitting to the people around you. Does it sound like Jesus? When you have surrendered the transmitter to Christ, then He is really in charge.
We can't let the spinning gerbil wheel of an overstuffed life ever make us forget who we are - we're on assignment from Heaven. To help people go there.