Running the Race

Running the Race

How are you running the race of your life? The Apostle Paul encouraged believers in Corinth to run to win. He wrote, Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 1 Corinthians 9:24 ESV The people of Corinth were familiar with the races …

God the Mighty Warrior

God the Mighty Warrior

God is a mighty warrior who fights for His people. The prophet Isaiah refers to God’s might stating, No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, declares the LORD. Isaiah 54:17 Be …

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Don’t Worry, Pray

In his letter to the church in Philippi, Paul encouraged these believers not to worry but to pray. He wrote, Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (CSB) Paul …

Kingdom Citizen

Where Is Your Citizenship?

Where is your citizenship? Where do you consider home? The Apostle Paul reminded Christ followers in Philippi: Our citizenship is in heaven, and we eagerly wait for a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20 (CSB) Is that your focus? If you are a Christ follower, your home is not in any particular country or nation. Your home …

Trusting God

Trusting God

“Offer sacrifices in righteousness and trust in the Lord.” Psalms 4:5 (CSB) Do you trust the Lord? God is holy. He is not like us. He is absolute moral perfection. He is all powerful, all knowing, and all present.  We are finite. We are helpless. We can only be in one place at one time.  Yet, we struggle with trusting …

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Living Life With Open Hands

Do you live your life with open hands? The Psalmist writes: The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours. The world and everything in it ​— ​you founded them. Psalms 89:11 (CSB) Do you live with the understanding that everything belongs to God? Ultimately, we own nothing. We are merely stewards of what God has given to us. He …

Focus

Focus on God Rather Than on People

Do you focus on God rather than on people? Are you more concerned about pleasing the Lord or pleasing the people around you? It’s not wrong to be concerned about people. Jesus taught that we should love others as we love ourselves; however, our love for God should always come first. We should be focused on doing His will more …