Faith in active opposition to common sense is mistaken enthusiasm and narrow-mindedness, and common sense in opposition to faith demonstrates a mistaken reliance on reason as the basis for truth. The life of faith brings the two of these into the proper relationship. Common sense and faith are as different from each other as the natural life is from the spiritual, and as impulsiveness is from inspiration.
Sanctification is not a question of whether God is willing to sanctify me— is it my will? Am I willing to let God do in me everything that has been made possible through the atonement of the Cross of Christ? Am I willing to let Jesus become sanctification to me, and…
In Second Peter chapter one, we find a list of virtues that the apostle Peter says should be present in the lives of those who have a relationship with Christ. Today on Discover the Word, the group suggests there’s a foundational virtue that provides the base for all the others. Hear the conclusion of the […]
Nothing deepens your relationship with the Lord like having Him walk through a difficult situation with you. Perhaps you’re going through a tough time right now. Today on Discover the Word, the group will share how they’ve grown closer to God through the trials in their lives and how those seasons brought them greater compassion […]
What are you struggling with today? What burden would you love to get off your back? Today on Discover the Word, the group will offer biblical encouragement for enduring the trials and tough times that turn our lives upside down. Get an inspiring boost to keep going, today on Discover the Word!
Life has a way of pushing our buttons. People, pressures, and overwhelming priorities can really stretch our patience! Today on Discover the Word, we will explore how to experience God’s kind of patience in our daily life. We’re looking at Second Peter chapter 1 today on Discover the Word!
You’ve taken the first step and given your life to Christ. But how does that really impact your daily life? Today on Discover the Word, we continue a thought-provoking study in Second Peter with a helpful discussion about what it looks like when the Spirit of God is at work in our lives because of […]
I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. —John 17:4
True surrender is not simply surrender of our external life but surrender of our will— and once that is done, surrender is complete. The greatest crisis we ever face is the surrender of our will. Yet God never forces a person’s will into surrender, and He never begs. He patiently…
We must continually remind ourselves of the purpose of life. We are not destined to happiness, nor to health, but to holiness. Today we have far too many desires and interests, and our lives are being consumed and wasted by them. Many of them may be right, noble, and good, and may later be fulfilled, but in the meantime God must cause their importance to us to decrease.
Beware of not acting upon what you see in your moments on the mountaintop with God. If you do not obey the light, it will turn into darkness. “If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matthew 6:23). The moment you forsake the matter of sanctification or neglect anything else on which God has given you His light, your spiritual life begins to disintegrate within you.
Neuroscientists say our brains are flexible organs that harden over time. When one of our 100 billion neurons sends an electrochemical charge to another neuron, it opens a new path in the brain. If the neuron repeats this signal enough times, the path widens into a road and then a runway. The more we think about something, the more that thought becomes embedded in our brains. It might be easy to change our minds when experiencing a new thought. It’s more difficult when that thought has built a highway in our heads.
After winning the Masters in 1997, a pro golfer decided to change his swing, a decision that baffled golf experts. He wouldn’t win a major tournament for 2 years, but he eventually reestablished himself as the number one golfer in the world. The competitor asserted that unlearning his old swing was crucial, for he needed to get rid of bad habits in order to become a better golfer.