Category «Faith»

7 Promises God Makes to the Humble

7 Promises God Makes to the Humble

Humility is a big deal to God. Countless times throughout Scripture, God gave mercy to those who humbled themselves before Him. And I’m not just talking about the faithful and righteous. No, God withheld His wrath from evil men who turned toward Him in humility.   Ahab was the most evil king of Israel. Because …

4 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

Tips for a Stress Free Holiday

As Christmas approaches, the world around us gets busier and busier. The mail and UPS trucks are all over the place. I literally see the UPS man sprinting from house to house with boxes. The malls and grocery stores are crowded. And our houses are buzzing with cleaning, cooking and decorating. Much of this is …

Waiting on God When He is Silent

when god is silent

As we read through the bible, the Old Testament seems to flow fluidly into the New Testament. But as we open up the story with Zechariah and Elizabeth it’s important to remember that there has been 400 years of silence from God. Not one had heard a sound from the heavens for 400 years. During …

How to Trust God When He Says No

trust god when He says no

Hearing no for an answer is always tough. Have you ever prayed for something and gotten a flat out no in response? I know I have. Sometimes it’s small things and other times it’s life-changing. I can clearly recall the Monday night after Young Life when our group gathered and prayed for safe travels to …

Living Out the Power of Praise

power of praise

We all praise something.  We may give our attention to our spouse, to our job, to our social status.  Praising is something that comes naturally.  It’s how we are made.  However, God calls us to praise Him above all things. And yet, how many of us struggle with focusing our praise on God alone? Praising …

Where is God in Rejection?

The sting of rejection can leave scars on your confidence. If you’re anything like me, you over-analyze every detail of a rejection, scavenging for clues as to what you did wrong. But rejection doesn’t always point to our mistakes.  God uses rejection for many different purposes. When Something Isn’t Right   As Christians we constantly …