Entries by John Barton

Make Time For God

To experience God in fresh ways, we can no longer cling to our busy schedules and normal routines of life. God is calling us to to reset and make quality time with Him our top priority. This is an opportunity for us to create new rhythms that have Him at the center of everything we do. In the […]

Pray and Believe

The Bible doesn’t just tell us to pray, but rather to pray believing. If we are specifically told to believe when we pray, then it must be possible to pray and not believe. Therefore, not all prayer brings results. It’s not enough to exhort men to pray; we must believe what we pray. Believing takes […]

Everything Will Be Alright

There are days when you just need to be reminded that everything is going to be alright. Things might appear dark or uncertain at the moment, but don’t ever lose hope. Hope is the belief that what is currently seen is not the end of the story, but that something greater is ahead. Trials are […]

A Solid Foundation

Any architect knows that a solid foundation is essential to any building project. Once the foundation is laid, you can proceed with the rest of the plans. Likewise, your spiritual foundation is vital to building the kind of life that glorifies God. Following the blueprint of God’s Word will enable you to overcome in every area […]

The Surrendered Life

As Christians, we hear much about the surrendered life. But what exactly does it mean to surrender? The surrendered life is the act of giving back to God the life He gave you. It’s relinquishing control, rights, power, comfort, or anything that would keep God from having first place in our lives. In essence, it’s […]

Win The War

Have you ever felt like you were in a war you couldn’t win? There are times in life when we feel helpless to fight the battles we’re facing. But no matter what kind of war you’re in, God has already given you everything you need to win.  The only way you can win this war […]

What Does God Require of Me?

Do you find yourself constantly asking, how can I be used by God? How can I live an effective and productive life? What should be my aim and focus in life? One thing the Word of God makes very clear is that God made each of us to fulfill a purpose. It is not required […]

Determine to Keep Going

The decision to start something is relatively easy. But once you’ve started, it’s the decision to keep going that matters most. Rarely is anything in life achieved by quitting. Since there will always be problems to face, unresolved problems have a way of just following us wherever we go. Anyone who made any significant achievement […]

Meant for More

One of the greatest realizations you will ever have in life is knowing that you were meant for more. We were not put on this earth just to take up space, work hard, retire, and then die. God has specifically shaped each of us to make a meaningful, unique contribution in this world. There is more […]

Get Involved In Serving Others

The Bible says that Jesus came not to be served, but to serve. A sign of healthy spiritual growth is the desire to serve the Lord by serving others. True joy is found in serving others and being a blessing. Since God has personally gifted each of us with a unique combination of passions, skills, and […]