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 midst of a noisy and chaotic world, it becomes more and more crucial to make time for God. As we embrace what the Lord is doing, imagine the impact we could have on this world.

Scripture Focus:

“After sending the people away, he went up a mountain to pray by himself. When evening came, he was there alone.”– Matthew 14:23 (GWT)

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 the emphasis off of prayer itself, and puts the focus entirely on God. It is all about Him and His promise to do what He said He would do!

Scripture Focus:

“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” – Mathew 21:22(KJV)

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 only seasonal—oftentimes a long, difficult season. But if you’ll keep trusting and standing on God’s promise, you will get through this. It may take some time, but in the end, everything will be alright.

Scripture Focus:

”The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all.” – Psalm 34:19 (NIV)

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 of your life.

In essence, a foundation based on the Word of God produces a steadfast faith that empowers us to see victory and withstand whatever comes our way. 

Scripture Focus: 

“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.” – Matthew 7:24 (NLT)

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 totally placing our lives in His hands, to do with us as He pleases.

Jesus lived a surrendered life. He said things like “I seek not my own glory.” “I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things…for I do always those things that please him.”

In other words, Jesus never did anything on His own. He made no moves or spoke no words without being instructed by His Father. He was our perfect example of how we should live a life of surrender.

Scripture Focus:

”For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” – John 6:38 (NKJV)

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 is when you allow God’s peace to flood your mind. If you are having trouble finding peace in your life, you must first understand the source of the conflict that is troubling you.

The war you are facing may have little to do with your surroundings and more to do with what’s going on within you. It’s not so much about changing the outward circumstances; it’s about the condition of the heart. 

Scripture Focus:

”But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind.” – Romans 7:23 (NLT)

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 that we have a title or human accolades and recognition in order to be effective for the Lord. Our influence doesn’t even have to be limited to one place. God can use us anytime and anywhere if we are just open and available to Him.

Rather than focusing on status and position, our aim and focus should be to please God and make the best use of our time, talents, and treasures for His glory. Doing our best unto the Lord, with whatever we have been entrusted daily is what God requires of us, and that’s what ultimately pleases Him the most!

Scripture Focus:

”Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.”– Colossians 3:23 (NLT)

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 in human history did what was necessary, when it was necessary, for as long as necessary. And they endured and overcame adversity along the way.

So, if you are tempted to give up on your God-given dreams, don’t. Resist the urge to quit and determine to keep going. God promises that if you endure through the struggle and press through the pain, your appointed season will come.

Scripture Focus:

“So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit.” – Galatians 6:9 (MSG)

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 to life than this vicious cycle of failure and defeat. You were designed for something beyond the ordinary. You were made for victory, excellence, and abundance!

So if you sense that God-given yearning to do more, then it’s time to make your move.

Scripture Focus:

“And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” – Genesis 12:2

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 talents, we should prayerfully and purposefully watch throughout the day for opportunities to serve others and demonstrate the love of Christ.

So whether it’s volunteering to serve in your church or local community, I want to encourage you to use your unique God-given talents, live generously with everything you have, and put a smile on someone’s face today!

Scripture Focus:

”Each of you has been blessed with one of God’s many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well.”– 1 Peter 4:10 (CEV)