In Touch Ministries Daily Devotions

By Dr. Charles Stanley

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Daily audio devotional from Charles Stanley's In Touch Ministries.

Episode Date
A Parent’s Positive Influence
A truly successful life is one dedicated to the Lord—and something parents should model for their family.
Jun 02, 2020
The Family Influence
Children learn how to prioritize God when they observe their parents putting Him first.
Jun 01, 2020
Sunday Reflection: God’s Promise to Satisfy Us
Our Father created us with longings and promises to satisfy them one day.
May 31, 2020
The Word of Our Salvation
God graciously left His Word with us so we might know His great love and receive salvation.
May 30, 2020
The Storms of Life
We can take comfort in the fact that our trials are not in vain.
May 29, 2020
Why Does God Allow Storms in Our Life?
The trials we go through draw us closer to God and His good purposes for our life.
May 28, 2020
Life’s Passing Storms
When we go through a hard time, we can count on God to deliver us or to walk through it with us.
May 27, 2020
Don’t Neglect Your Spiritual Gift
When we use our spiritual gift, we invite God into our life and the lives of those around us.
May 26, 2020
Turning Our Back on God
God won’t tolerate indifference toward Him, so we must take care not to stray from His ways.
May 25, 2020
Sunday Reflection: The Transformation of Our Desires
Part of God's provision includes transforming our desires.
May 24, 2020
When We Ignore God
Abiding with God keeps us close to Him and His plan for our life.
May 23, 2020
How to Reach Your Goals
Success comes when we align ourselves with God's will and methods.
May 22, 2020
Momentary Pleasure
A godly perspective reminds us that some things are truly worth waiting for.
May 21, 2020
Where Love and Justice Meet
Our salvation cost God the life of His only Son.
May 20, 2020
God’s Plan of Crucifixion
God planned to redeem mankind well before the first person sinned.
May 19, 2020
The Cross: The Heart of Christianity
The cross represents all that Jesus sacrificed so we could be reconciled to the Father.
May 18, 2020
Sunday Reflection: Our Longing for Eternity
In eternity, God will fulfill the deepest yearning of our heart.
May 17, 2020
God Is Always In Control
We don't always see the good in hardship, but God does, and He is in control.
May 16, 2020
The Need for Spiritual Discernment
The more we dive into God's truth, the better we’ll become at discerning false teaching.
May 15, 2020
Who Is the Holy Spirit?
When Jesus returned to heaven, He didn't leave us alone; He gave us the Holy Spirit.
May 14, 2020
When a Fellow Christian Stumbles
When Christians correct one another, they should be filled with gentleness, humility, and love.
May 13, 2020
The Gift of Forgiveness
We forgive because we're forgiven, and because God promises to handle judgment.
May 12, 2020
Jesus, the Faithful Witness
Sometimes the best encouragement comes from reminding ourselves who Jesus is.
May 06, 2020
Getting Our Attention Through Adversity
We may not be able to control hard times, but we can learn from them.
May 05, 2020
Advancing Through Adversity
Part of knowing Jesus involves experiencing hardship, because He went through hardship too.
May 04, 2020
Sunday Reflection: The Pursuit of Righteousness
With the correct perspective, we pursue righteousness out of joy, not obligation.
May 03, 2020
Unshakeable Faith
When we abide in the Spirit, we have the power to endure hardship and suffering.
May 02, 2020
Right Relationships
Relationships that challenge, encourage, confront, and comfort us can bring us closer to God.
May 01, 2020
Expanding the Horizons
We spread the gospel where God calls us, even when it might not be convenient or easy.
Apr 30, 2020
Where the Battle Is Won
Surrendering to God isn't easy, but we can trust His love, knowledge, and power.
Apr 29, 2020
The Purpose of Life
There's peace in knowing that our trials and transformation are all for God's glory.
Apr 28, 2020
Too Good for Salvation?
Because we could never earn salvation without Jesus, He is our one true hope.
Apr 27, 2020
Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of Creation
God still intends for His faithful followers to be blessed by creation’s full glory.
Apr 26, 2020
God’s Answer to the Problem of Sin
Jesus died for us so we can approach God's throne just as we are.
Apr 25, 2020
When Adversity Hits, Look Up
It's easy to become consumed by our problems, but when we focus on the Lord, we find refuge.
Apr 24, 2020
Relying on God in Times of Trouble
In times of trouble, we should seek God's help before turning to others.
Apr 23, 2020
Overwhelmed by Problems
Though problems in life at times get us down, spiritual disciplines can keep us connected to the Lord.
Apr 22, 2020
Favorites Versus Intimates
Salvation is the beginning of an intimate relationship with the Creator of the universe.
Apr 21, 2020
Does God Have Favorites?
God has a different plan for every person, but He loves each one of us equally.
Apr 20, 2020
Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of Discernment
Those who grow in discernment, wisdom, and patience are blessed.
Apr 19, 2020
Getting to Know God
When we reach out to God, He will meet us where we are.
Apr 18, 2020
Jesus Is Alive and Active
Jesus may be in heaven, but He is actively guiding and advocating for us.
Apr 17, 2020
Standing on Your Convictions
God's people should cling more tightly to His values than to the ideals of the world.
Apr 16, 2020
The Danger of a Hardening Heart
We're more likely to recognize God's hand in our current circumstances if we acknowledge how He’s worked previously.
Apr 15, 2020
Why We Must Guard the Heart
Our hearts are capable of great love when we ask God to make them pure.
Apr 14, 2020
Snared by the Schemer
Trusting Christ for salvation results in freedom from sin and its consequences.
Apr 13, 2020
Sunday Reflection: The Meekness of Christ
Jesus' gentleness and humility give us a perfect example of how to be meek.
Apr 12, 2020
Two Possible Resurrections
A resurrected body and eternity in Jesus’ presence await all who trust in His sacrifice.
Apr 11, 2020
The Resurrection and the Gospel
The resurrection validates our belief in Jesus as the Son of God, and it gives us hope for eternity.
Apr 10, 2020
What If Christ Hadn’t Been Resurrected?
Without the resurrection, our faith would be useless and hopeless.
Apr 09, 2020
Hindrances to Hearing
In order to hear God, we have keep the lines of communication open.
Apr 08, 2020
God’s Goodness in Discipline
Looking for God's goodness in all things gives us a better perspective on our trials.
Apr 07, 2020
Is God Always Good?
God is always good, whether we can discern His goodness or not.
Apr 06, 2020
Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of Gentleness
Our countercultural choice to be humble and meek is a testament to God's love.
Apr 05, 2020
A Training Course in Obedience
Obeying God in small things prepares us to obey Him in big things.
Apr 04, 2020
A Divine Demonstration of Love
Because of His great love, Jesus didn't demand that we follow Him; He gave us the choice.
Apr 03, 2020
How Do We Seek God?
Getting to know God is easier when we approach Him with a humble and genuine spirit.
Apr 02, 2020
When We Seek God
We grow closer to the Lord as we learn more about who He is.
Apr 01, 2020
The Rewards of Truth
The more we absorb God's truth, the more we’ll know Him and discern His path for our life.
Mar 31, 2020
The Lamb of God
Jesus became the sacrificial lamb so that we could be free of sin and live in our Father's presence.
Mar 30, 2020
Sunday Reflection: Sorrow According to the Will of God
Genuine mourning over sin leads to repentance and hope.
Mar 29, 2020
How to Handle Temptation
In Scripture, we have a strong defense against evil and temptation.
Mar 28, 2020
Jesus’ Temptation: The Peak of Pressure
We can trust that Jesus understands, because He was tested in the same ways we are.
Mar 27, 2020
Recognizing God’s Handiwork
If we want to see God's work in the world, our heart must be yielded to Him.
Mar 26, 2020
God Is at Work
God is always working, whether or not we can perceive the evidence.
Mar 25, 2020
A Time to Wait in Prayer
We seek God's counsel because His wisdom is higher than ours.
Mar 24, 2020
A Living Hope
Our hope in both Christ and His promises can help us get through difficult times.
Mar 03, 2020
Feeling Hopeless
Prayer helps us remember that true hope comes from God alone.
Mar 02, 2020
Sunday Reflection: God’s Love for Us
God understands the depth of our brokenness, but that doesn't change His love for us.
Mar 01, 2020
Trusting in the Bible
We can trust the Bible because the Holy Spirit directed the writers and guides our understanding.
Feb 29, 2020
Our Textbook
God's Word cannot be cherry-picked; we benefit most from seeking the full context.
Feb 28, 2020
Two Gates, Two Ways
The narrow gate is Jesus Himself, and through Him we gain eternal life.
Feb 27, 2020
A Life of Peace
The peace of God comes more easily to those who have a history of trusting Him with their trials.
Feb 26, 2020
Unshakeable Peace
God doesn't promise to get rid of our troubles, but He does promise us peace when we ask Him for it.
Feb 25, 2020
Putting Aside Childish Ways
In order to mature, we must identify and reject any false beliefs in our heart.
Feb 24, 2020
Sunday Reflection: The Promise of His Kingdom
God's kingdom is already present, but it will be fully realized one day when Christ returns.
Feb 23, 2020
Praying in a Crisis
Prayer is most powerful when our hearts are repentant and honest.
Feb 22, 2020
The Message in the Storm
The best thing we can do in times of trouble is pause for prayer and wait on the Lord.
Feb 21, 2020
A Faith-Filled Outlook
It's possible to endure hardship when we know God is working in us.
Feb 20, 2020
Developing a Tender Heart
Developing a tender heart requires a discipline of choosing God's desires.
Feb 19, 2020
The Danger of a Hardening Heart
We can miss God's voice if our heart isn't prepared to hear Him.
Feb 18, 2020
Sharing Our Faith
Sharing the good news means giving people the opportunity to know God.
Feb 17, 2020
Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of a Firm Foundation
Some seasons of life are more unstable than others, but Jesus is our foundation through it all.
Feb 16, 2020
Our Loving Friend
We know Jesus' love is real because only someone who cared profoundly would die for an undeserving person.
Feb 15, 2020
The Truth About Self-Love
It's hard to treat others like children of God if we don't treat ourselves that way.
Feb 14, 2020
Our Choices in the Midst of Tragedy
We have much to gain when we choose to be teachable in the midst of suffering.
Feb 13, 2020
Salvation Is From God
Good works don't earn our salvation, and bad works don't nullify it.
Feb 12, 2020
Unconditional Surrender
Surrender sounds scary, but it promises us a full and satisfying life with Jesus.
Feb 11, 2020
Fully Submitted
Jesus fully surrendered to death because He fully trusted in God's goodness and love.
Feb 10, 2020
Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of Repentance
Repenting isn't easy, but God meets us there with love.
Feb 09, 2020
How to Use Our Time
If we seek God's will, we’ll find our time is used wisely.
Feb 08, 2020
Fueling a Passion for Jesus
The more we see God's work in our life, the greater our passion for Him.
Feb 07, 2020
A Passion to Know Christ
Passion for Christ comes through knowing Him intimately.
Feb 06, 2020
How Comforters Are Created
Suffering hurts, but it forms us into great comforters and encouragers for others.
Feb 05, 2020
Why God Closes Doors
When God closes doors, He's usually protecting or preparing us.
Feb 04, 2020
Confronting Closed Doors
God has a reason for closing doors, so we should wait patiently for the right ones to open.
Feb 03, 2020
Sunday Reflection: God’s Blessing in Our Emptiness
We stock our lives with many things, but only Jesus can truly fill us up.
Feb 02, 2020
Lord, I Love You, But …
We won't regret the time and resources we give while serving others.
Feb 01, 2020
The Hope for Peace
We are to share Christ's peace in the world until He returns to make everything new.
Jan 31, 2020
God’s Warning About Relationships
We can expect to differ from unbelievers on certain values, but we're still called to be a light in their lives.
Jan 30, 2020
Living Clean in a Tainted World
Surrounding ourselves with strong followers of Christ can help us say no to the sin that permeates our world.
Jan 29, 2020
Setting Goals to Achieve God’s Plan
God's will is sovereign, but in order to participate in His work, we must stay on track.
Jan 28, 2020
Go to the Ant
Evidence of God's character is apparent in all that He has made.
Jan 27, 2020
Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of God’s Promise
We can take comfort in God's Word and His promises because they never change.
Jan 26, 2020
The Riches of Grace
Because of Jesus' sacrifice, we are redeemed children of God who are promised an eternity with Him.
Jan 25, 2020
Knowing God
An intimate relationship with God comes from spending time with Him.
Jan 24, 2020
Holding Fast to Our Convictions
Christian convictions aren't always welcome in the world, but hanging on to them is essential for the child of God.
Jan 23, 2020
The Power of Jesus’ Name
When we pray in Jesus' name, we can be confident God will hear and answer prayers that align with His purposes.
Jan 22, 2020
Praying in Jesus’ Name
We pray in Jesus' name because it’s through His death that our relationship with the Father was made possible.
Jan 21, 2020
Our God of Grace
God wants to reconcile us to Himself, so He made a way through the death of His Son.
Jan 20, 2020
Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of God’s Timing
We won't always understand God's timing, so we have to trust that it is best for us.
Jan 19, 2020
The Landmine of Jealousy
Jealousy has damaging effects, but prayer can help us heal.
Jan 18, 2020
Jesus Is Lord
Jesus is not like other lords; under His authority, there is freedom.
Jan 17, 2020
Obeying God
We're not wise enough to understand God's reasoning, so obeying His instructions requires our trust.
Jan 16, 2020
Obeying God
We're not wise enough to understand God's reasoning, so obeying His instructions requires our trust.
Jan 16, 2020
The Joy of Obedience
Obeying God may not always seem logical but is always worth it.
Jan 15, 2020
The Joy of Obedience
Obeying God may not always seem logical but is always worth it.
Jan 15, 2020
The Benefit of Discernment
When we learn to discern God’s voice from all the others in our world, we’ll be able to distinguish what's best from what's merely good.
Jan 14, 2020
The Benefit of Discernment
When we learn to discern God’s voice from all the others in our world, we’ll be able to distinguish what's best from what's merely good.
Jan 14, 2020
A Need for Spiritual Discernment
It’s only by spending time with God and learning His ways that we’ll be able to look at our options and discern His will.
Jan 13, 2020
A Need for Spiritual Discernment
It’s only by spending time with God and learning His ways that we’ll be able to look at our options and discern His will.
Jan 13, 2020
Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of God’s Word
There are many questions that only God can answer, but He's given us His Word to comfort and guide us along the way.
Jan 12, 2020
Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of God’s Word
There are many questions that only God can answer, but He's given us His Word to comfort and guide us along the way.
Jan 12, 2020
When We Are Fearful
When fear and anxiety grip us, we must cling to God's promises.
Jan 11, 2020
When We Are Fearful
When fear and anxiety grip us, we must cling to God's promises.
Jan 11, 2020
Our Heavenly Inheritance
Our inheritance in heaven is far more secure than anything we have on earth.
Jan 10, 2020
Our Heavenly Inheritance
Our inheritance in heaven is far more secure than anything we have on earth.
Jan 10, 2020
Doing God’s Work God’s Way
Believers help build God's kingdom through His power, not ours.
Jan 09, 2020
Doing God’s Work God’s Way
Believers help build God's kingdom through His power, not ours.
Jan 09, 2020
Responding to Life’s Storms
No one likes hardship, but it can strengthen our relationship with God.
Jan 08, 2020
Responding to Life’s Storms
No one likes hardship, but it can strengthen our relationship with God.
Jan 08, 2020
The Key to Acceptance
We are often concerned about our good deeds, but God’s priority is whether we trust His Son's sacrifice.
Jan 07, 2020
The Key to Acceptance
We are often concerned about our good deeds, but God’s priority is whether we trust His Son's sacrifice.
Jan 07, 2020
The Ultimate Rejection
Following Jesus isn't always easy or comfortable, but it’s the reason we get to spend eternity in our Creator's presence.
Jan 06, 2020
The Ultimate Rejection
Following Jesus isn't always easy or comfortable, but it’s the reason we get to spend eternity in our Creator's presence.
Jan 06, 2020
Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of God’s Presence
God is always present—even at times when we think He is distant or absent.
Jan 05, 2020
Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of God’s Presence
God is always present—even at times when we think He is distant or absent.
Jan 05, 2020
Know What You Believe
Our convictions not only influence how we live and think, but they also protect us from false teaching.
Jan 04, 2020
Know What You Believe
Our convictions not only influence how we live and think, but they also protect us from false teaching.
Jan 04, 2020
Look to Jesus and Live
Accepting Jesus' sacrifice on our behalf is the only way to be reconciled to the Father and receive eternal life.
Jan 03, 2020
Religious but Lost
Many religions say righteousness can be earned, but when we trust in Jesus, He freely offers us His.
Jan 02, 2020
Enjoying Life
Even the wisest man who ever lived agreed that only God could satisfy man.
Jan 01, 2020
An Encounter With God
Genuine worship leads us to intimate encounters with the Lord.
Dec 31, 2019
God Values Endurance
God doesn't expect us to bear up under our own power; He wants us to depend on Him.
Dec 30, 2019
Praying in the Spirit
We can be confident in our prayers because we have the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Dec 29, 2019
Promises for Painful Times
We are promised difficult times on earth, but God doesn’t want us to be discouraged by them.
Dec 28, 2019
Brokenness: The Way to Blessing
We can be thankful for brokenness because of the spiritual growth it fosters.
Dec 27, 2019
Lessons From a Life Well Lived
God's servants don't need skill; they need faith so they can endure.
Dec 26, 2019
Characterized by Giving
Jesus showed love by means of generosity, and we can extend His love by doing the same.
Dec 25, 2019
The Generosity of Christ
Christmas reminds us that the ultimate demonstration of generosity was Jesus' death on the cross.
Dec 24, 2019
Christmas Giving
The presents we give at Christmas can't compare to the generosity Jesus demonstrated towards us.
Dec 23, 2019
Forgiving Those Who Fail Us
The Lord's forgiveness is for both us and those who sin against us.
Dec 22, 2019
A Perfect Sacrifice
Jesus, the only one who could meet God's demands for justice, set us free.
Dec 21, 2019
The God Who Chooses Us
Before we were even born, God had a plan to rescue us from our sin.
Dec 20, 2019
The God Who Rescues Us
Jesus rescued us from the penalty that awaited because of our sins.
Dec 19, 2019
The Names of Christ
Jesus promised to save us, take care of us, and show us the way to true life.
Dec 18, 2019
The Uniqueness of Christ
Jesus' sinless life meant believers wouldn't be enslaved by their mistakes.
Dec 17, 2019
When God Is Silent
God's silence toward us is for good, even though it may not feel that way.
Dec 16, 2019
The Priority Struggle
When Jesus is our top priority, we don't restrict Him from certain areas of our life.
Dec 15, 2019
Mature Faith
Those with mature faith continue to return to God, no matter how often they stumble.
Dec 14, 2019
Immature Faith
Trials aren't pleasant, but they help us learn to trust in God's faithfulness.
Dec 13, 2019
Watching God Work
Our life should be a beacon of hope and truth to those who don't know Christ.
Dec 12, 2019
How God Works
God promises that once we believe in His Son, we cannot be separated from Him.
Dec 11, 2019
Conviction for the Believer
Conviction from the Holy Spirit's steers us back to God's path, which leads to abundant life.
Dec 10, 2019
Conviction Versus Condemnation
Dec 09, 2019
The Call to Serve
When we choose to serve God, He will equip us for His work.
Dec 08, 2019
The Believer’s Highest Honor
The believer's highest honor is to become a servant for Christ.
Dec 07, 2019
Reaching Closed Minds
Pray for people’s salvation—God can change even the most resistant mind.
Dec 06, 2019
Receiving Direction Without Doubt
To receive God’s peace, we must trust in His promises.
Dec 05, 2019
Discovering God’s Will
We can hear God's voice when our heart is surrendered to Him.
Dec 04, 2019
Who Will Be in Heaven?
Heaven is for those whose salvation leads to obedience.
Dec 03, 2019
What Is Heaven Like?
We can trust what God's Word promises us about heaven.
Dec 02, 2019
A Place Called Heaven
Heaven may feel imaginary to us now, but it's real place we can look forward to.
Dec 01, 2019
Clinging to God’s Promises
If we let them, God's promises will be an anchor of hope in difficult times.
Nov 30, 2019
The Wages of Sin
It is because of God's mercy, not our worth, that we are saved and reconciled to Him.
Nov 29, 2019
Understanding God’s Holiness
Old Testament sacrifices are a picture of God's perfect holiness and the cost of our sin.
Nov 28, 2019
God Is With Us
Part of feeling God's nearness is simply remembering He never leaves us.
Nov 27, 2019
Citizens of Heaven
God has prepared a place for us in heaven that is better than any home we've known here on earth.
Nov 26, 2019
Too Sinful to Save?
Jesus came to save sinners, and there is no sin His grace doesn't cover.
Nov 25, 2019
A Missionary Calling
Those who have been saved by God's grace are called to share that grace with others.
Nov 24, 2019
Relying Upon the Holy Spirit
We can't follow God on our own; we need the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Nov 23, 2019
The Spirit and Our Walk
Jesus never promised that following Him would be easy, but He did promise the Holy Spirit would uphold us.
Nov 22, 2019
Comebacks After Setbacks
Knowing we're prone to sin and missteps, God offers the opportunity to confess and receive His forgiveness.
Nov 21, 2019
Having a Rich Prayer Life
It's important that we pray for peoples' spiritual needs as well as their physical ones.
Nov 20, 2019
Improving Our Prayers
More than a help line, prayer is a position of humility before God.
Nov 19, 2019
Developing a Servant Spirit
We're tempted to build our own kingdoms, but God calls us to serve His.
Nov 18, 2019
Jesus Calms the Storm
Just like the fierce gale that tossed the disciples' boat, the storms in our life can bring God glory.
Nov 17, 2019
Sharing Our Hope
The most powerful witness we can offer to others is a life dedicated to Christ.
Nov 16, 2019
Hope Despite a Changing World
Nothing in our world is truly trustworthy and unchanging except Jesus Christ.
Nov 15, 2019
The Humbling of Peter
God believes we are worth disciplining and maturing, even though it may be painful for us.
Nov 14, 2019
God’s Ordained Authority
God knows His way is best, but He gives us the option of whether to follow Him.
Nov 13, 2019
The High Cost of Compromise
When we compromise on God's commands, we’ll eventually discover what He was protecting us from.
Nov 12, 2019
The Problem With Compromise
God's Spirit and principles can protect us, even when we’re unaware danger’s ahead.
Nov 11, 2019
Bad News, Good News
Without acknowledging our own sinfulness, we can't understand the magnitude of Jesus' sacrifice.
Nov 10, 2019
Wisdom in Times of Trouble
Seeking God during times of peace makes it easier to seek Him in times of trouble.
Nov 09, 2019
Praise for the Lamb
Jesus' sacrifice is worthy of our devoted attention.
Nov 08, 2019
A Glimpse of Heavenly Praise
One day we'll worship God face-to-face, but today we need His Word in order to know Him.
Nov 07, 2019
Failing to Listen to God
God's voice is clear, but we must learn to hear it amid the noise of our world.
Nov 06, 2019
Differing Convictions
We are to support, not judge, each other's walk with Christ.
Nov 05, 2019
Guided by Conscience
The Holy Spirit purifies our conscience and works along with it to help us discern God’s path.
Nov 04, 2019
The Sacrifice of Worship
The more we worship God, the less interested we become in things that aren't His will.
Nov 03, 2019
Heart of Worship
Genuine worship comes from a heart that is humble, pure, and repentant.
Nov 02, 2019
True Worship
When we spend time with the Lord and get to know Him, our worship is genuine.
Nov 01, 2019
New Creatures in Christ
We rely on the Holy Spirit for our sanctification, from the point of salvation until Jesus returns.
Oct 31, 2019
Contending With the Flesh
Sin may be tempting, but God has equipped us with tools to stay focused on Him.
Oct 30, 2019
The Believer’s Struggle
Until we reach heaven, the Holy Spirit is our hope, leading us in the struggle against sin.
Oct 29, 2019
The Heart of Spiritual Maturity
We often forget that knowing and loving God is the most important thing in life.
Oct 28, 2019
Speaking Through Failure
Seeking God's perspective helps us discover the divine and purposeful nature of our everyday circumstances.
Oct 27, 2019
Speaking Through Odd Circumstances
Seeking God's perspective helps us discover the divine and purposeful nature of our everyday circumstances.
Oct 26, 2019
Paying Attention to How You Live
Investing in the heavenly realm enriches our life both now and someday in heaven.
Oct 25, 2019
Spiritually Shortsighted
The Bible promises we won't regret prioritizing our eternal destiny over worldly pursuits.
Oct 24, 2019
The Courage to Obey
Practicing obedience prepares us to be used by God.
Oct 23, 2019
Dealing Wisely With Temptation
Before temptation becomes a sin, we have the opportunity to seek God's help.
Oct 22, 2019
Grace-Filled Speech
When we build others up with encouragement and truth, we're speaking grace into their life.
Oct 21, 2019
Speaking Words of Grace
Our responses toward others should convey grace and encouragement before criticism.
Oct 20, 2019
Discerning God’s Will
We hope our desires align with Christ's so that we can earnestly pray for His will.
Oct 19, 2019
Walking by Faith
We come to the Lord by faith, and by faith we walk with Him the rest of our life.
Oct 18, 2019
The Lord, Our Shepherd
As our Shepherd, God takes responsibility for guiding and protecting us.
Oct 17, 2019
Godly Decisions
Sometimes we have to consider our immediate needs in light of things that are worth waiting for.
Oct 16, 2019
Good Decisions
God urges us to make wise decisions so that we don't suffer unnecessary consequences.
Oct 15, 2019
Understanding God’s Promises
All of God's promises are true, but that doesn't mean we can take them out of their scriptural context.
Oct 14, 2019
Bring Your Anxieties to God
God doesn't want us to be overwhelmed with anxiety; that's why He says to bring our concerns to Him.
Oct 13, 2019
Freedom From Anxiety
In the midst of fear, we must remember God’s character and cling to His promises.
Oct 12, 2019
The Revelation of Our Salvation
We can't fully comprehend the salvation God offers, but trying brings us closer to Him.
Oct 11, 2019
The Proof of Our Salvation
When we abide in the Lord during hardship, our confidence in Him grows.
Oct 10, 2019
The Greatness of Our Salvation
Salvation itself is profound, but the simple truth is that God always loves those who believe in Him.
Oct 09, 2019
Godly Responses to Anger
When we're slow to anger, we have time to ask the Holy Spirit for His strength and guidance.
Oct 08, 2019
Dealing With Anger
Our new identity in Christ enables us to deal with anger in healthy ways.
Oct 07, 2019
Our Divine Teacher
Understanding the Bible isn't always easy, but the Holy Spirit promises to help us when we ask.
Oct 06, 2019
Prayer in Times of Inadequacy
We may not feel adequate for God's calling, but He will strengthen and equip us.
Oct 05, 2019
Standing Tall Through Prayer
The more we revere God, the more we trust His provision.
Oct 04, 2019
God’s Response to Bountiful Giving
We can give generously because God promises to meet all our needs.
Oct 03, 2019
The Privilege of Giving
How much we give matters less to the Lord than how willingly we give.
Oct 02, 2019
God’s Plan for Giving
We rely on the Holy Spirit for our sanctification, from the point of salvation until Jesus returns.
Oct 01, 2019
The Rule of Christ’s Peace
We have access to the peace of Christ regardless of our circumstances.
Sep 30, 2019
Our Habitation of Peace
To avoid despairing over current events, we need the peace of God's Word.
Sep 29, 2019
Bringing Others to Jesus
Jesus' transformational love fuels how we share His message with others.
Sep 28, 2019
Believers’ Responsibility
Children often learn God's truth through the actions of the adults in their life.
Sep 27, 2019
The Message Parents Send
The way grownups prioritize God is communicated to children through words and actions.
Sep 26, 2019
The Purpose of Our Trials
Though we don't like trials, they help us mature and know God better.
Sep 25, 2019
The Power of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit living in us is cause for hope even when things are difficult.
Sep 24, 2019
The Work of the Holy Spirit
Without the Holy Spirit, we wouldn’t be able to discern truth or bear spiritual fruit.
Sep 23, 2019
Seeing Obstacles Through God’s Eyes
What we see as hindrances are no obstacle for God. We can trust in His power.
Sep 22, 2019
Facing Life’s Obstacles
Conquering obstacles is God's responsibility, not ours.
Sep 21, 2019
God, Our Friend
God is already with every believer, and we need to be aware of His loving presence.
Sep 20, 2019
Friends of Christ
Jesus's sacrifice reconciled us to the Father and made us a new creation.
Sep 19, 2019
Salvation and Sin
As we grasp the significance of Jesus' atoning sacrifice, we should become less tolerant of sin in our life.
Sep 18, 2019
Communicating God’s Truth
God's truth is absolute, and He wants us to share it with everyone who’ll listen.
Sep 17, 2019
Comprehending God’s Truth
To hear God's voice, we rely on the Holy Spirit.
Sep 16, 2019
A Prayer That God Answers
When we don't know what to say, we can pray God's will and know He hears us.
Sep 15, 2019
Eternal Life With Jesus
As believers, we’ll be judged but will never be separated from Christ in heaven.
Sep 14, 2019
A Loving God and Eternity
God would like everyone to spend eternity with Him in heaven.
Sep 13, 2019
Receiving the Desire of Our Heart
God demands lordship over our life because He knows we'll be most satisfied that way.
Sep 12, 2019
The Battle of the Mind
God's truth is the ultimate shield against Satan's tricks and deception.
Sep 11, 2019
The Power of God’s Armor
As children of God, we're equipped with armor to protect us from Satan's schemes.
Sep 10, 2019
Spiritual Shortsightedness
Our lives are the most rewarding when we align our priorities with God.
Sep 09, 2019
Storms of Our Own Making
When we're headed down the wrong path, God wants to get our attention and correct our course.
Sep 08, 2019
Waiting on God
If we wait on God, we'll see that His plans are better than our own.
Sep 07, 2019
Shortcutting the Will of God
Waiting on God is always better than pushing Him to match our pace.
Sep 06, 2019
The Judgment
Jesus promises we won't be condemned when we stand at His judgment seat.
Sep 05, 2019
The Judge
The Lord wants to reward us for the good, eternal impact we have on earth.
Sep 04, 2019
Who Is Jesus?
Jesus was reigning with God long before He was born in Bethlehem.
Sep 03, 2019
When We Doubt
The better we know Jesus, the more we'll be able to trust Him.
Sep 02, 2019
The Name of Jesus
Jesus' many names point to the many reasons we worship Him.
Sep 01, 2019
Make the Most of Your Time
God's wisdom teaches us how to make the most of our short time on earth.
Aug 31, 2019
Living Wisely
If you want to be used in accomplishing God’s will, rely on His wisdom for direction.
Aug 30, 2019
God Is Always With You
God’s joy and peace are available to each believer through the Holy Spirit living within.
Aug 29, 2019
The Prayer of Faith
Prayer is our primary avenue for developing a relationship with God.
Aug 28, 2019
The Influence of Faith
Our relationship with God is not simply a private matter; it also affects those around us.
Aug 27, 2019
Principle or Preference?
The principles God left for us in His Word keep us progressing on the path of His will.
Aug 26, 2019
Living Sacrifices
Following Jesus is a daily choice to honor His desires above our own.
Aug 25, 2019
Submission: The Way to Blessing
When we submit to God, we’re freed from the power of sin.
Aug 24, 2019
Suffering a Spiritual Failure
The more we trust in God's power, the easier it will be to obey His commands.
Aug 23, 2019
The Self-Directed Man
When we seek God's guidance, we're led into a meaningful life with a rich legacy.
Aug 22, 2019
Our Trustworthy Guide
As long as we're following our trustworthy God, we won't find ourselves off course.
Aug 21, 2019
Relying on the Spirit in Our Work
Relying on the Holy Spirit instead of ourselves sets us up to walk in God's ways and blessings.
Aug 20, 2019
Abusing God’s Patience
Instead of immediately administering the punishment we deserve, God patiently convicts us with nudges from the Holy Spirit.
Aug 19, 2019
The Patience of God
Though God is just, He is also patient, giving us time to repent and turn toward Him.
Aug 18, 2019
Trouble and Transformation
Our times of suffering are an opportunity for Christ’s supernatural peace and joy to show clearly.
Aug 17, 2019
Grace in Sorrow
Like everyone else, believers inevitably face grief and sorrow, but Jesus promises to comfort us.
Aug 16, 2019
The Consequences of Sin
Our sin not only deprives us of God's best; it also affects others.
Aug 15, 2019
External Causes of Discouragement
When someone tears us down, we look to God to build us up.
Aug 14, 2019
Dealing With Discouragement
We can't avoid disappointments, but we can prevent them from discouraging us.
Aug 13, 2019
The Nature of Discouragement
Human beings are easily discouraged, but God wants us to be encouraged by His presence.
Aug 12, 2019
The Danger of Delay
The best time to invite God's grace into a person’s life is the moment he or she feels convicted.
Aug 11, 2019
The Patient Path
God's timing is always worth waiting for.
Aug 10, 2019
Praying Effectively
God honors prayers that originate from a pure heart and align with His will.
Aug 09, 2019
Praying in a Crisis
When we face hardship, prayer not only reminds us of God’s rightful place in our life but also sustains us.
Aug 08, 2019
Can God Use You?
God doesn't look for talented people; He uses those who fear Him.
Aug 07, 2019
The Riches of God’s Grace
The longing in our heart is one that only God's rich grace can satisfy.
Aug 06, 2019
Saved for God’s Glory
God's offer of salvation reveals His character and helps us know Him better.
Aug 05, 2019
Wealthy Saints
In Christ, we not only have everything needed to endure this life; we also look forward to His promise of pleasures forever in heaven.
Aug 04, 2019
The Challenge to End Well
Even with the many mistakes we’ll make in our lifetime, our goal should always be to grow closer and closer to the Lord.
Aug 03, 2019
Faithful Servants
Our individual faithfulness in serving Christ impacts the ministry of the church as a whole.
Aug 02, 2019
Left Here to Minister
God has given every believer a purpose in ministry.
Aug 01, 2019
God’s Loving Outreach
God offers us salvation because He wants us to know true satisfaction.
Jul 31, 2019
Essential Truths of the Faith
Clinging to the essential truths of our faith helps us prioritize what's important and identify what is false.
Jul 30, 2019
Making Wise Decisions
The foundation of our faith is strengthened whenever we make decisions according to the Spirit rather than the flesh.
Jul 29, 2019
Living by Convictions
When we face temptation, spiritual convictions protect us with automatic responses in line with our beliefs.
Jul 28, 2019
What Hardens a Heart?
Tuning in to God's Word and His Spirit will prevent our heart from hardening.
Jul 27, 2019
Prayer Makes a Difference
God listens to our prayers for government leaders, and we can trust He's working even if we can’t readily see how.
Jul 26, 2019
Perseverance in Suffering
If we rely on God in times of suffering, we will come to know Him better.
Jul 25, 2019
Growth Through Suffering
Sometimes suffering is the best way for us to develop trust in and dependence on God.
Jul 24, 2019
Why Does God Allow Suffering?
Because God is faithful to keep all of His promises, we know our suffering is not in vain.
Jul 23, 2019
Assurance of Our Salvation
Our transformation—brought about by the Holy Spirit residing within us—is evidence of our salvation.
Jul 22, 2019
The Requirements of Waiting
God gives us all we need in order to endure periods of waiting.
Jul 21, 2019
Learning to Wait
We can wait on God as long as we believe He knows best.
Jul 20, 2019
Overcoming the Flesh
The only way to overcome sin is by surrendering fully to God and walking by His Spirit.
Jul 19, 2019
Our Struggle With the Flesh
When we listen and wait for the Spirit's guidance, sin has no control over us.
Jul 18, 2019
Can We Trust Our Conscience?
Our conscience is an invaluable tool when paired with the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.
Jul 17, 2019
The Value of Our Conscience
God gave us a conscience to guide us toward Him in difficult situations.
Jul 16, 2019
When We Cry Out to God
God wants to be our refuge when we're overwhelmed.
Jul 15, 2019
Facing the Unknown
God is the only certainty in life, and we trust Him because His promises are true.
Jul 14, 2019
The Wisdom of God
We grow in God's wisdom when we live humbly, as Jesus did.
Jul 13, 2019
Satisfaction for the Thirsty Soul
Jesus knows, better than anyone else, how to satisfy our deepest desires.
Jul 12, 2019
Conquering Jealousy
Praying over our feelings of jealousy leads to right standing with others and the Lord.
Jul 11, 2019
The Struggle With Envy
We must search our heart for any sign of envy before it gives way to other sin.
Jul 10, 2019
Live According to the Spirit
Any fruit in a believer's life is the work of the Spirit.
Jul 09, 2019
The Person of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit living within us has the power to transform—so we'd do well to get to know Him.
Jul 08, 2019
The Field Trip of Trials
We can trust God to steer us toward His best for us, even if pain is involved.
Jul 07, 2019
Reconciling Love and War
God's children are not to take revenge. Revenge is His responsibility.
Jul 06, 2019
God’s Perspective on War
God can use evil—and even violence—to achieve His good purposes.
Jul 05, 2019
Kingdom Citizenship
Our belief in Jesus makes us citizens of an eternal kingdom.
Jul 04, 2019
Not of This World
Believers should be marked by their generosity in the world.
Jul 03, 2019
An Example of God’s Love
True love has no self-interest.
Jul 02, 2019
God’s Unfailing Love
We being to understand the lavishness of God's love when we make it our central focus.
Jul 01, 2019
The Picture of Baptism
Baptism is a physical demonstration of our faith and a message to all who witness it.
Jun 30, 2019
The Battle of Faith
When we're tempted to doubt, God asks us to remember who He is and what He has done for us in the past.
Jun 29, 2019
The Foundation of Faith
We know that nothing will be wasted if it’s built on the foundation of Jesus Christ.
Jun 28, 2019
The Touch That Transforms
Just as Jesus healed people through touch, our physical presence is key in ministering to others.
Jun 27, 2019
Unshakeable Foundation
Our salvation rests in the sovereign One, whose truth never changes.
Jun 26, 2019
Things That Cannot be Shaken
Hardships are an important reminder that we’re not self-sufficient and we need God.
Jun 25, 2019
Jesus Identifies With Our Needs
To endure His suffering, Jesus prayed and relied on God.
Jun 24, 2019
God Knows Our Needs
God promises to meet all of our needs, but we need a right perspective on what those needs are.
Jun 23, 2019
The Believer’s Confession
Our salvation comes from Jesus, not from confession or our feelings of guilt.
Jun 22, 2019
God’s Deliverance
God promises deliverance, but that may look different than we expect.
Jun 21, 2019
What Would Jesus Do?
Before we can reflect Jesus' love, we must learn about who He is and pray He’ll transform us to resemble Him.
Jun 20, 2019
Sharing the Good News
The good news of salvation is shared through relationships, so we must be willing to talk about it.
Jun 19, 2019
Dying to Serve: A Parable
Jesus asks us to risk our comfortable life for one that’s more meaningful.
Jun 18, 2019
The Requirements of Servanthood
To be a disciple of Jesus, we must be attentive to people's needs, as He was.
Jun 17, 2019
Do Fathers Really Matter?
A father's most important role is to lead his family spiritually—especially by example.
Jun 16, 2019
Unity in the Body
When we yield to other believers out of love, we help to unify the church.
Jun 15, 2019
The Danger of False Teaching
When we know Jesus intimately, we can distinguish false doctrine from the truth.
Jun 14, 2019
The Origin of Unmet Needs
God wants to meet not just our physical needs but also our emotional ones.
Jun 13, 2019
Praying for Our Needs
God promises to take care of us when He is our number one priority.
Jun 12, 2019
Healing for Inferiority
If you're feeling defeated, remember God's boundless love for you.
Jun 11, 2019
Feelings of Inferiority
Our confidence comes from God, who designed each of us with purpose and love.
Jun 10, 2019
Warning Against Spiritual Drifting
Spiritual disciplines can serve as guardrails that prevent our drifting away from the Lord.
Jun 09, 2019
What’s Required for Salvation
Jesus died for every person, but to receive the gift of eternal life, we each must believe in Him.
Jun 08, 2019
God’s Love Comforts Us
The more we understand the lengths God went to in order to save us, the more we’ll take comfort in His love.
Jun 07, 2019
Goal Setting: The Key to Success
Intimacy with Christ develops when we choose to spend time with Him in prayer and reading God’s Word.
Jun 06, 2019
God’s Provisions for Your Success
We can be confident following the Lord's path because He promises to provide all we need.
Jun 05, 2019
Does God Want You to Succeed?
Intimacy with the Lord—not good behavior—is the main goal of a believer’s life.
Jun 04, 2019
Following in Christ’s Footsteps
There is a cost to following Jesus, but the rewards are far greater.
Jun 03, 2019
A Difficult Message
Jesus' words aren't always easy to accept, but they are true and trustworthy.
Jun 02, 2019
The Cost of True Discipleship
Becoming a devoted follower of Jesus requires us to hold everything in our life loosely.
Jun 01, 2019
Living by Our Convictions
Our confidence in Jesus and His ways will be evident in our actions.
May 31, 2019
Following Our Convictions
We can confidently proclaim God's good news because He promises to equip us for the task.
May 30, 2019
Strength for the Fearful
If we can remember to focus on God instead of our circumstances, we will remain hopeful in times of trouble.
May 29, 2019
Small Steps to a Great Destiny
If we wait until things make sense before deciding to obey God, we may miss out on His plans.
May 28, 2019
The Sacrificial Lamb
Our Father wiped away our sin debt by sending His Son as the final payment.
May 27, 2019
The Cross: Grace Displayed
God couldn't ignore our sin, so instead He made us righteous through His Son.
May 26, 2019
What Is the Unpardonable Sin?
God will always offer salvation to those with faith and a repentant heart.
May 25, 2019
The Christ-Centered Life
A life grounded in God's grace is not overwhelmed by busy schedules and activities.
May 24, 2019
Walk by Faith, Not by Sight
Walking by faith means we trust God's promises more than our current circumstances.
May 23, 2019
Why Do We Doubt?
God promises that when we cling to Him in times of uncertainty, we'll grow in endurance and maturity.
May 22, 2019
Salvation: The First Step
Salvation changes us instantly, but thereafter we continually grow in Christlikeness throughout life.
May 21, 2019
The Justice of Divine Judgment
God will judge mankind fairly, taking into account each person’s exposure to the gospel.
May 20, 2019
Those Who Have Never Heard
The Lord reveals Himself in many ways so that people might seek Him.
May 19, 2019
Remembering God’s Priority
Jesus is our life, not merely an aspect of it.
May 18, 2019
Building on Christ
Our efforts are meaningless unless they result from faith in Jesus as our Savior.
May 17, 2019
The Expression of Faith
When we genuinely believe the truth of God's Word, that will be evident in our actions.
May 16, 2019
Responding to Accusation
If believers choose to seek God first, they can reflect Christ to the world in times of conflict.
May 15, 2019
Trusting God in Prayer
Because God is good, we can trust that when a prayer goes unanswered, it is for our benefit.
May 14, 2019
An Awesome Privilege
When we believe Jesus' righteousness covers us completely, we can enter the presence of our holy God.
May 13, 2019
The Command to Honor
God assures us it's in our best interest to honor our parents' role in our life.
May 12, 2019
How to Honor Your Mother
We honor our mother—not because she's worthy but because the Lord commanded us to.
May 11, 2019
God’s Ways Revealed
God is beyond our comprehension, but through His Holy Spirit, He gives us everything we need to know.
May 10, 2019
Walk in God’s Ways
It can be hard to choose God's ways over our own, but doing so is rewarding.
May 09, 2019
How to Discern Direction From God
God's voice isn't always obvious, but we can position our hearts to hear Him more clearly.
May 08, 2019
Seeking God’s Guidance
God wants to help us when we are unsure, and He's provided guidance in His Word and Spirit.
May 07, 2019
How to Avoid God’s Discipline
The more we examine our own heart and repent, the less the Lord will resort to His discipline.
May 06, 2019
The Process of Divine Discipline
God’s love for us includes His discipline, which He uses for our own good.
May 05, 2019
Becoming a Generous Giver
We naturally become more generous people when we seek God's will more than our own.
May 04, 2019
The Profitable Word
The Bible reminds us of our need for repentance and sends us in the direction of righteousness.
May 03, 2019
The Revelation of God
God reveals Himself to us in His Word, and the Holy Spirit promises to help us understand it.
May 02, 2019
Holding Fast the Faithful Word
The more we study and read God's Word, the better we can discern the truth.
May 01, 2019
An Awareness of God
A genuine desire for and focus on Christ sets all other aspects of life in perfect perspective and priority.
Apr 30, 2019
A Mind Set on Christ
Jesus made it clear that the things we think about are the things we prioritize.
Apr 29, 2019
From the Bottom Up
God's guidance may not be easy to follow, but it's always better than our own inclinations.
Apr 28, 2019
Knowing God
After salvation, we get to spend the rest of our life discovering who God is.
Apr 27, 2019
Encouragement for Every Season
God's unconditional love and faithfulness are our hope during difficult times.
Apr 26, 2019
God’s Faithfulness
Since God cannot lie or change, His promises are trustworthy.
Apr 25, 2019
When We Feel Helpless
When we don't know what to do, the best course of action is to be honest with God.
Apr 24, 2019
Is Your Faith Genuine?
Our belief in Jesus as Savior is evident in the way we live.
Apr 23, 2019
Solving Problems Through Prayer
God always provides, but sometimes His blessing requires an act of faith from us.
Apr 22, 2019
Resurrection Hope
Jesus’ resurrection means that He is victorious no matter what.
Apr 21, 2019
A Dark Sabbath
God's promises sustain our faith during times of uncertainty and doubt.
Apr 20, 2019
Our Heavenly Home
We can't fully understand heaven now, but Scripture teaches that sin and death will be absent.
Apr 19, 2019
Going Home
We can endure the troubles of this world by remembering that we belong in the world waiting for us.
Apr 18, 2019
Standing in the Storm
God is in control of our hardship, so we can wait and listen for His guidance.
Apr 17, 2019
God’s Voice Then and Now
God always found a way to speak to His people, and He will continue to do so with us.
Apr 16, 2019
How to Seek the Lord
A desire to spend time with God isn't always natural; it can be more like an acquired taste, which is learned.
Apr 15, 2019
The Value of Seeking the Lord
The more we pursue God, the more we realize He is to be our highest priority.
Apr 14, 2019