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10 Practices to Give Anxiety over to God

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7) For a long time, I thought anxiety was a purely spiritual problem. If I... Read more

Give Jesus Your Boat | Devotional by Marilyn Ehle

Jesus saw two boats … He got into one … they let down their nets … they caught such a large number of fish their nets began to break. Luke 5:1-11 What is it you are afraid to give God? Your career? children? business? finances? Peter was fascinated by Jesus. Perhaps this was the long-awaited... Read more

When God Chooses Not to Give You Children

Sarah is 39 and has always wanted a family, but shes single and her dating prospects are slim. Tim adores children and would love to be a dad, but he struggles with same-sex attraction and has courageously chosen a life of celibacy. Christy desires a home full of kids, but she suffers from a chronic... Read more

What Africa and the West Can Give Each Other – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Collin Hansen: It’s not that Africa needs a different kind of Christianity, but many common challenges for ministry in Africa simply don’t arise in books published in the West. That’s why Conrad Mbewe... Read more

Where to Give Yourself First | Devotional by Gail Rodgers

They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us. 2 Corinthians 8:5 Do you ever look at the needs around you and wonder where to give yourself first? In this chapter of 2 Corinthians Paul is talking to the believers about grace and encouraging them... Read more

One Reason God Doesnt Give You the Full Picture | by Jon Walker

Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God. John 6:68-69 (NIV) Even if we dont understand Gods plan, we need to respond to his direction. In fact, when we dont understand Gods plan that... Read more

10 Gifts Grandparents Can Give Their Grandkids That No One Else Can

Deborah Haddix Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer Studies have shown that the giving of gifts can develop and strengthen relationships. Evidence also indicates that gift-giving helps us feel a greater sense of happiness. In fact, neurologists suggest that our brains are wired to derive pleasure from giving. If all this is true, why then do so many... Read more

6 Ways Christians Can Give Faith a Bad Name | RELEVANT

If modern culture were a prize fight, organized Christianity wouldnt quite be knocked out yet, but it would certainly be on the ropes, waybehind on points coming to the bell. Its no secret that people are leaving the Church in record numbers, and although they may not all be rejecting Jesus, they aresurely saying no... Read more

Now Batman Can Give You Directions on Waze | RELEVANT

He is vengeance. He is the night. He is telling you to make a U-turn, you just missed your exit. Yes, Waze has recruited Batman himself as a guest navigation voice for a limited time, which ought to add just a little extra element ofjustice to your daily commute. And for the chaotic evils out... Read more

Why Doubt Can Give You Hope | RELEVANT

I know Ive gone through bouts of doubt that felt like they could be lethal to my faith. How about you? Perhaps youve questioned whether God has really forgiven you or whether He can keep forgiving you when, as a Christian, youve failed to do what you knew He was telling you to do. Or... Read more

6 Ways Christians Can Give Faith a Bad Name | RELEVANT Magazine

If modern culture were a prize fight, organized Christianity wouldnt quite be knocked out yet, but it would certainly be on the ropes, waybehind on points coming to the bell. Its no secret that people are leaving the Church in record numbers, and although they may not all be rejecting Jesus, they aresurely saying no... Read more

A Prayer for When You are Ready to Give Up

You have GOT to be kidding me. I said to myself as I looked at my choir enrollment numbers for the upcoming school year. This was my second year as the choral director at a small private Christian school and while we were still in the building phase of the program, I was not ready... Read more

Do You Wonder if You Give Enough to Jesus?

Can I tell you my guilty secret? I hate prayer requests.For years, I deliberately didnt write them down. The pressure to pray for people wore me out.You already admire me tremendously, dont you?Prayer requests make me think awkward thoughts. For instance: When I pray for someone, can I just name them, or do I need... Read more

The Beauty behind the Command to “Give Thanks to the Lord”

How Do We Know That God Is Deserving of Thanks? Sometimes when life gets difficult, it is difficult to see Gods goodness. The Bible is full of reminders of everything He does, for which believers should thank Him. He created each person, imbuing that individual with a soul, reason, and a will, as explained in... Read more

Give Peacemaking a Chance | RELEVANT Magazine

The debate and division between pacifist and just-war Christians in the church continue to the present. The pacifist minority includes Mennonites, Quakers, and small numbers of Catholics and other Protestants. The Pentecostal movement argued for pacifism on biblical grounds in its earlier years. In fact, the Assemblies of God denomination was officially pacifist until 1967.... Read more

Kanye West: Israel Should Give African Mothers who for Carrying Their Babies to Term $1 Million

Kanye West: Israel Should Give African Mothers who for Carrying Their Babies to Term $1 Million Kanye West said at a campaign event for his bid for the presidency that women in Africa should receive a million dollars for each child.West was speaking at a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina Sunday.Despite reports... Read more

Learning to Give Control to God | by Helen Lescheid

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Psalm 105:4 As a very determined young person Miriam had always felt that if she tried hard enough she could fix anything. And then at age 17, she got juvenile diabetes which plunged her into one crisis after another. Throughout the last six years... Read more

A Mid-Year Bible-Reading Checkup (Dont Give Up!) – Tim Challies

Six months ago many of us were excited to kick off the year with a new Bible-reading plan. We had the plan printed out and the Bible laid open and the time set aside. We began with a lot of discipline and enthusiasm. But along the way, life happened. We missed a day here and... Read more

Hong Kong activists now face a choice: stay silent, or flee the city. The world must give them a path to safety

Police stand in front of the Legislative Council building a day after it was stormed by anti-extradition Bill protesters(Photo: Reuters) The prospect of a shift from rhetoric to action reveals just how dire the situation in China's world city has become. July 1 is usually associated with Hong Kong's annual pro-democracy march. This year, it... Read more

Dont Give Up on Your Harvest – Beloved Women – June 30, 2020

Dont Give Up on Your Harvest Beloved Women June 30, 2020READ: And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (Galatians)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Every time I read Galatians 6:9 the words do not give up always stood out. I understood that the prerequisite to... Read more

WHAT AUTHORITY DID JESUS GIVE PETER?: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

16 Jun WHAT AUTHORITY DID JESUS GIVE PETER?: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll My wife and I have the great blessing of godly older spiritual authority that knows us, loves us, and oversees us like mature spiritual fathers and mothers. One of these men had been... Read more

25 Bible Verses to Give You Hope in Dark Times

So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. (1 Peter 1:13 NLT)Christ followers find hope in the past, present and future. From the beginning, God planned to send His Son to rescue us... Read more

Why Its Better to Trade Than to Give

At the Chalmers Center, its our mission to equip local churches to address the broken relationships at the root of poverty, living out Jesuss kingdom today. We do a lot of thinking about how Christians can best show love to the materially poor. Sometimes, what we think is helpful is not. (See When Helping Hurts.)... Read more

Do Prayers Give God Permission to Act? – TGC Africa

There is a popular and perilous rumour around, inspired by the late Myles Munroe and Benny Hinn. It suggests that the sovereign God requires mans permission to do anything on earth. Munroe claimed that the only creature with authority on earth is mankind, ‘a spirit in a dirt body. Once, when hosted by Benny Hinn,... Read more

Pastor, You Cant Give What You Havent Received – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Collin: Harold Senkbeil has the secret of sustainable pastoral work: “You need to realize that you’ve got nothing to give to others that you yourself did not receive.” That’s his main message in... Read more

Should We Give Up Privacy to Fight Coronavirus?

Last fall, my wife was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma and had just recently finished her chemotherapy treatments. Because her immune system has been severely weakened, the COVID-19 threat to her health is potentially lethal. We decided to isolate well before the stay-at-home directives from state and local governments. By now we’re all familiar with one... Read more

One of many Most Empowering Presents We Can Give Youngsters – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] By Rachel Macy Stafford Then we are going to now not be infants, tossed backwards and forwards by the waves, and blown right here and there by each wind of educating and by the crafty and craftiness of individuals of their deceitful scheming. As an alternative, talking the reality in love, we are going... Read more