One of the best ways to improve your love walk is to imitate those who are most loving toward you. In 1 Corinthians 11:1, Paul says the same thing: “Pattern yourselves after me [follow my example], as I imitate and follow Christ (the Messiah)” (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition).
Healing always comes. You don’t have to wonder if it’s God’s will for you or if you just have to live with your symptoms for the rest of your life. Healing belongs to you. But while this is true, and you can expect to receive healing, there are some things you need to do to get yourself ready.
Patience has a twin—faith. Kenneth Copeland calls patience and faith “the power twins,” and with good reason. Often looked at as a giant goal to attain, patience is more like the vehicle that takes your faith to the finish line—where manifestation and victory are found.
The path to victory is one we all must walk to arrive at our destination. Of course, most of us would really like to skip right to the end without making all the necessary stops. But it doesn’t work that way!
Always need to have the last word? Can’t stand it when you can’t respond to a criticism? Have trouble avoiding gossip?
It’s time for a crash course in holding your tongue! By your words you are justified, by your words you are condemned—so don’t condemn yourself!
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” –1 Corinthians 13:4-6
“‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” –Mark 12:30-31
God desires to know you—and for you to know Him. “I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people,” He said in 2 Corinthians 6:16.
Right now in our world, there has been upswing in unbridled anger, outspoken racism and utter strife. As the Body of Christ, we have the responsibility to stand in faith against those strategies of the enemy. Instead of contributing to the division, we should be examples of godly love.
What does it mean to be a mature Christian? Does it happen simply because you’ve been a believer for a certain length of time? No, maturity just doesn’t happen; rather, it is a choice. It takes a quality decision to pursue the things of God and “grow up” in them.
Are you struggling with keeping your peace when it comes to your children? Or do you find yourself constantly fighting thoughts of fear concerning their spiritual, mental, emotional, physical and social well-being?
Have you ever loved someone so much that you had the thought, I would give my life for him (or her)? A spouse? A child? A country? It is the greatest expression of love—to die so that someone else can live (John 15:13). That’s what Jesus did for you and every other human being.
“Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.” –Deuteronomy 7:9
The holidays are here! It’s a wonderful time of celebrating the birth of our Savior with friends and family, many of whom we only see once or twice a year. And as much as we enjoy this special time, family members are really good at getting on our nerves.
It’s time to celebrate your new life in Christ! Think about it: By accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you joined God’s family. You became one of His kids, and that adoption afforded you many privileges.
Everyone experiences uncertainty at times, moments when you don’t know what will happen. And while you may not be able to control the situation, you can control your reaction to it. As a child of God, you are not subject to fear, worry or anxiety.
It’s Christmastime again, and you’re looking for ways to celebrate the real meaning of the season.
People often get discouraged when praying for the salvation of loved ones and begin to wonder if their prayers ever really help. Well, guess what? Yes!
“With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation” (Psalm 91:16). The Bible has a lot to say about God’s will concerning our lives here on earth—how we are to live and for how long. God has a good, long life planned for us.