Are you being corralled right now? Is God tightening your “space”? Maybe He’s narrowing your options so you can find the right answer more quickly. He has a purpose in what He’s doing and what He’s allowing. He’s training you to trust Him more deeply, more authentically. Read more from Cara Whitney’s Unbridled Faith.
When our thoughts wander and cause worry, let’s thank God that meditating on good things feeds our souls and enriches our relationship with God. Read more from 365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart published by Zondervan.
Make it your goal to please God. Live for God’s approval alone.— 365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart
For many in the U.S., it’s nearly the beginning of the school year. As we send our kids back to class, let’s pray for their teachers and school administrations! Come read a few prayers for our schools from Max Lucado’s book Pocket Prayers for Teachers!
Thank You for the sweetness and goodness of children. — Max Lucado
You are desired by God. He loves you, and that love lasts and perseveres even when your love for Him does not. He still loves. We only have to accept it! Learn more in this original blog by Van Moody, author of Desired By God.
He is love, so He gives us love. It’s who He is. — Van Moody
You can be courageous no matter what you face. God has your back. Don’t be afraid to share your faith! Learn about how courage DOES make a difference in this excerpt from The Daniel Key by Anne Graham Lotz.
Courage is the fruit of a deeply held conviction. — Anne Graham Lotz
How are you doing on fellowship and forgiveness? Are you solving relationship problems by staying away from people? That won’t help! Follow Jesus! He is our example for healthy relationships. Read more in this excerpt from Tom Holladay’s The Relationship Principles of Jesus.
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? If so, you are well-acquainted with tears and in good company. Jesus understands grief and He longs to comfort you in yours.Come read about grief and how yours is unique in this excerpt from Kathe Wunnenberg’s Grieving the Loss of a Loved One.
No matter how hard we try to control ourselves, sometimes there’s just no stopping tears. — Kathe Wunnenberg
Today is a brand new opportunity to seize the morning for solitude with God. Let’s take it! Read about the importance of spending your mornings watching and trusting God in this excerpt from Faith that Matters by Dallas Willard.
Solitude, whether it is connected with a physical space or not, is essential for our spiritual lives. — Faith That Matters
Make it your aim to sense, see, and hear the Spirit of God. Avail yourself of all God has to offer. Fix your heart on this promise: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you” (Acts 1:8). Read more from Unshakable Hope by Max Lucado.
You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you. — Acts 1:8