Confidence in any relationship grows when people are able to trust each other and realize that each one has the other's best interests at heart. In the same way, confident Christians must learn to trust that God loves them. One of the most self-defeating beliefs many Christians maintain is ..
Jesus is the revelation of God's divine, limitless love. Living by faith becomes a powerful reality in our lives only when we learn that God's love and blessing are unconditional. Once we repent of our sins, God no longer remembers them. "I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions fo ..
When Adam sinned, the ruler of sin and death was authorized to bring his evil power into the earth for the first time. Adam's authority and influence to dominate and multiply on the earth according to God's instructions was now subjected to Satan: the one Adam had chosen to obey. God's desir ..
The stain of sin has given birth to every major religion in the history of the world. The deep yearning to be accepted by God is a core desire shared by every person born on this earth. In countless ways, people have worked to feel that they are in some way worthy to be blessed by God or at leas ..
As believers, when we stand before the Heavenly Court of our Father, we are found innocent. Jesus bore our guilt and paid the price we would have paid. As a result, God said He would remember our sin no more (Hebrews 10:17). There is no more record of our sins and our transgressions of God's ..
From a lonely, cold prison cell, they begin the walk. A prisoner, accompanied by the warden and several guards, walks toward the end of his life. A condemned man, he is minutes away from his just punishment. He was found guilty, and now his crime is about to cost him everything, including his en ..
The Apostle Paul had received instructions from the Holy Spirit to go to Rome and stand before Caesar. The only thing he knew was that prison and suffering awaited him. But that didn't stop the Apostle Paul. All he wanted to hear at the end of his race were the words, "Well done" spoken by the L ..
Jesus warned us that "the gate to destruction is wide, and the road that leads there is easy to follow. A lot of people go through that gate" (Matt. 7:14 CEV). Why is the road so wide? To accommodate the vast number of people who walk that way. We always make a mistake when we follow the crowd! ..
Psalm 32:8 says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you" (NLT). The Lord promises not only to guide us on the best path for our lives, but also to advise us all along the way. Although Romans 8:14 says, "For all who are led by the Spirit ..
As a result of his hunger for God, Jabez prayed five of the most powerful prayers recorded in the Bible (see 1 Chronicles 4:9-10). Jabez looked to God for help in breaking the pain cycle. He was about to step out of the past and into a new future. First, Jabez prayed, "Oh, that You would ble ..