When winter seasons are prolonged, we can use the power of declaration to launch those around us into a new season of growth and victory.
In a world full of false hope, we can place our hope in a safe place, the hands of God, and be a people that stand firm on his promises.
In a world that views loyalty as a temporary contract, God views loyalty towards his children as an everlasting covenant. His loyal love is not fickle and fleeting, it is fierce and ever-pursuing. It is not an empty promise, but an eternal commitment. He is a God who keeps his word and he is a God of loyal love.
God’s love is unlike anything the world has to offer us. It is beyond our wildest imagination, beyond anything we could ever earn or deserve. But God’s love is not a behavior he chooses to put on whenever he’s in a good mood. Love is actually his very essence!
In a world of self-consumption and consumerism, how can we recognize the calling God has on our life in order to contribute our time, talents, energy, and resources for the body of Christ? How can we become co-laborers with Christ in order to launch the Kingdom into greater expansion while loving the bride like God loves her?
At the start of a New Year it’s easy to get swept up in goal achievement and the hurried business of a fresh agenda. But what if we took the opposite approach and slowed down in order to soak in what is most needed, simply Jesus.
The star of Bethlehem was a prophetic sign of wonder to the world that Jesus the savior was born. Today, we still recognize the wonder of the star by placing them on the tops of our Christmas trees and singing joyful carols that recount the story of its light and the three wise men who followed its guiding lead to Bethlehem. But what meaning can the star hold for us today and how can we share it’s message of hope with the world around us?
When we experience a major breakthrough in life, it can be tempting to postpone joy and allow fears of "what if’s" to sneak in and steal our testimony. There are moments in life worth celebrating and when we embrace the richness of God’s goodness towards us we reflect a testimony of his extravagant grace and love to the world.
When life’s trials come our way it can be tempting to give up on the breakthrough we’ve been trusting God for. But we are not called to be quitters, we are called to persevere in hope and stand firm in the promises of God despite our current circumstances.
King David equipped himself through challenging circumstances by writing psalms that described his challenges, ascribed greatness to God, and prescribed his soul to raise a banner of faith in the midst of difficult trials.