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Savoring in the Time of Suffering – Girlfriends in God – October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020Savoring in the Time of SufferingLisa MorroneTodays TruthTaste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him, (Psalm 34:8 NIV).Friend to FriendI dont know a single adult who will look back on the year 2020 and not shudder! Living through this past spring and summer has felt like Im... Read more

Inconvenient Truth | Thoughts about God by Mike Woodard

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew... Read more

We Need Each Other – Girlfriends in God – October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020We Need Each Other Sharon JaynesTodays TruthTwo are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him upA cord of three strands is... Read more

4 Things God Is Doing in the Silence

Silence can be awkward in certain settings especially in a social gathering. But as believers, silence can also be a gift. A moment of stillness and silence can bring the gentle whispers of God’s voice to speak to the things concerning our hearts.Our silence propels us to remember how the God we serve is near... Read more

5 Beautiful Things God Sees in You (Even When You Cant See it Yourself)

Alisha Headley iBelieve Contributing Writer Most of my life I never felt good enough. I lived with a feeling of unworthiness, which in turn enabled me to seek my worth in the world and what it deemed as beautiful. I was always let down because the world left me feeling more unworthy. It wasnt until... Read more

Lecrae: If God Can Redeem Me, He Can Redeem Anyone | RELEVANT

The biggest shift in my spiritual perspective involved coming face-to-face with how I viewed the Bible. In this season of life, I read the Bible from a completely different perspective than I had before. In times past, I approached the Bible with a transactional mentality. I went to Gods Word for what I could gain... Read more

Advent is a Time to Recognize the Wonder of God with Us: An Interview with Scott Erickson – Bible Gateway Blog

Have you lost the sense of just how full of amazing wonder Christmas is? Maybe for you, the joy of the season is painfully dissonant with the hard edges of life. Or maybe you feel wearied by the way Christmas has become a polished, predictable routine. Or maybe this sacred divine story is too confusing... Read more

Lord, Make Me Usable – Girlfriends in God – October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020Lord, Make Me UsableMary SoutherlandTodays TruthTherefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of Gods mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to Godthis is your true and proper worship (Romans 12:1, NIV).Friend to FriendWho says dreams dont come true? Our son grew up with one dream in mind... Read more

Podcast: Understanding the Presence of God (Ryan Lister)

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. God with Us In this episode, Ryan Lister discusses what it means when the Bible says that God is with us. He unpacks the idea of the presence of God throughout Scripture, addresses common misconceptions about what that phrase really means, and highlights how JesusGod... Read more

‘We Need to Call Out to God’: Franklin Graham Calls for a Day of Fasting, Prayer ahead of Election

'We Need to Call Out to God': Franklin Graham Calls for a Day of Fasting, Prayer ahead of Election Evangelist Franklin Graham is urging Christians to partake in a day of fasting and prayer on Sunday, October 25, just 9 days before the 2020 Presidential election.Graham, who leads humanitarian aid organization Samaritans Purse and the... Read more

‘We Will Get Through This Time’: Lynne Cheney Says God Has His Hand on America

'We Will Get Through This Time': Lynne Cheney Says God Has His Hand on America #interview #top headlines As the nation wrestles with intense issuesfrom a pandemic to racial unrestsome may wonder if we will get through the deep issues that we face as a country.Lynne Cheney, who describes herself as a historian, communicates in... Read more

Stop Doubting Your Worth – Girlfriends in God – October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020Stop Doubting Your WorthGwen SmithTodays Truth "Dont be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows (Luke 12:7).Friend to FriendIts common for us to doubt our value and significance. Yet, in Psalm 144 David is struck by the mind-blowing reality that the God of all creation, the One who bids billions of stars to shine... Read more

God Loves You and Im Trying – Encouragement Café – October 19

God Loves You and Im TryingBy Linda GrayIf possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.  Romans 12:18 (ESV)I love refrigerator magnets.  My fridge is covered with them.  Some are photos reminding us of vacations and mission trips.  Others have scriptures imprinted on them.  Some hold pictures of my family members,... Read more

God Cares How You Eat

Along with countless other Americans during this pandemic season, I started my first edible garden. Two weeks into the adventure, my indoor seedlings sprouted small and bright green leaves. The joy was crushed by week three, though, when they all died. A second attempt proved fruitless (literally). One last-ditch effort had me throwing seeds into... Read more

Just Being Nice | Thoughts about God by Doug Lim

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 Getting back to the daily grind was a challenge after a long weekend. I am usually tired and not in a great mood. But I made a point of being nice throughout the day. I welcomed... Read more

Obedience Strategy: Confidence in God – Part 1 – God’s Love at Work – Week of October 18

Obedience Strategy: Confidence in God Part 1 By Margaret D. MitchellWeek of October 18, 2020[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0obCM-FCWBg[/embed]Nearly two weeks ago, on the morning of October 5, 2020 (hours before President Trump returned from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center), The Lord showed me a vision of a big, bold eagle high in the sky.It expanded as I continued... Read more

Why (and How) Should We Pray the Names of God?

If youve ever done a Bible study about the names of God, you were likely blessed to discover the wonderful ways our Lord is described throughout the Old and New Testaments. Rich with meaning, the names of God not only point to who He is, they give us a clear picture of what He has... Read more

Inspired by Joy | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4 A few years ago he lost all he had. Everything. But he found Jesus. He... Read more

How to Seek and Find God When Life Keeps You Busy

Although this time during quarantine has freed up time in some ways since many events, gatherings, and usual activities have been cancelled or postponed, in other ways life has seemed to keep up with its normal fast pace. There is still work that needs to be done (whether from home or the office), kids who... Read more

Finding Hope in Times of Crisis – Girlfriends in God – October 16, 2020

October 16, 2020Finding Hope in Times of CrisisMary SoutherlandTodays TruthNow faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see(Hebrews 11:1, NIV)Friend to FriendAll of us are familiar with crisis. If 2020 has taught us anything, it has given us a chance to grow through difficult times. Our country... Read more

Looking Up to See Gods Surprises – Girlfriends in God – October 16, 2020

November 16, 2020Looking Up to See Gods SurprisesWendy SpeakeTodays TruthThe heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork,(Psalm 19:1 ESV).Friend to FriendI was inside at the dining room table, writing out a grocery list, as my sons played in the backyard. The sound of their laughter wafted in through open... Read more

Our Bodies Are Important to God | RELEVANT

Do you think your body matters? This article is part of a fall wellness series RELEVANT is producing in partnership withUnite Health Share Ministries. It could sound like a stretch, but how we answer this question reveals what we think about God, the physical world and eternity. Because heres the reality: If we claim Christ... Read more

How to Live the Bible Says Who? Says God! – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-twenty-sixth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Then Jesus came to them... Read more

Kanye West Releases New Song, Campaign Ad Urging Americans to Work Together, Rely on God

Kanye West Releases New Song, Campaign Ad Urging Americans to Work Together, Rely on God Kanye West, who is currently running for president, just released a new campaign video on Instagram urging Americans to work together and turn to their faith in order to insight change. He also released a new song about his presidential... Read more

Taking Jesus with You | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 When you travel overseas, there are certain items banned from your return flight.Adrian Rogers told of a time he viewed an example of this as he was going through security.... Read more

Gods Little Post-It Notes – Girlfriends in God – October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020Gods Little Post-It NotesSharon JaynesTodays truthSince the creation of the world, Gods invisible qualitieshis eternal power and divine naturehave been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse (Romans 1:20 TNIV).Friend to FriendI believe one of the greatest inventions of the twentieth century was the Post-It Note.... Read more

The Breathe of God – Daughters of Promise – October 15

THE BREATH OF GODBy: Christine WyrtzenThen the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. Genesis 2:11God breathes. When He does, life erupts. Adam was just a physical man, made of the dust of the ground. He was not... Read more

Can We Know God? | RELEVANT

I grew up in churches where we never, ever ended the worship service without having an altar call. And these werent just come forward to make a decision for Jesus Christ altar calls. These were long, sometimes multi-hour Holy Ghost hoedowns full of weeping, shouting, dancing, singing and rejoicing. Part of me felt right at... Read more

5 Things You Need to Know to Stop Striving and Know Your Worth

Ive learned my worth comes from who God is not from who I am or what I do.God is perfect and holy.We sometimes attribute human characteristics to God such as conditional love, being easily angered, holding grudges, showing favoritism, or refusing to forgive. But while we resemble Him in many ways, Hes not like us.... Read more

Tribe That Formerly Practiced Witchcraft and Killed Missionaries Turns to God

Tribe That Formerly Practiced Witchcraft and Killed Missionaries Turns to God The Yali Tribe in Papa New Guinea, which used to kill missionaries, practice witchcraft and engage in cannibalism, is now following God and graciously accepting 2,500 Bibles flown to them.One-thousand four hundred of the Bibles were children's Bibles, while the rest of them were... Read more