In desperation, we cry out, 'Lord, give me strength!' When we do this, what kind of strength are we asking for: physical, mental, or moral and spiritual?
Though fasting deprives the physical body of nutrition and strength, a proper, biblical fast adds conviction and depth to the inner, spiritual man.
Bravery or courage is a character trait Christians need to possess. Many servants of God have had to face severe trials and hardships, and having a brave heart will help us to get through these tough times.
Jesus' command to pray always contains the advice Christians need to strengthen their relationships with God as the return of Christ nears.
Paul knew that only through strengthening his relationship with God was he able to both abound and be abased. When we are in trouble, we need to contact God first.
Our physical bodies have a defense system to keep out invaders. Spiritually, how well do we maintain our defenses against error and contamination?
Have you ever tried to jump across the Mississippi River? I have done this several times. ...
False doctrines cut people off from a wholesome relationship with God. Doctrinal purity is measured according to how one emulates Christ.
Mark Schindler, maintaining that it is indeed a privilege to be in the body of Christ, cautions us to be mindful of our calling, and to remember that we are indeed the weak of the world, still seeing through a glass darkly, having incomplete knowledge as t. . .
Corinth had four positive teachers, yet a mysterious fifth teacher was also influencing them and instilling beliefs that were the source of all the bad fruit.
God is absolutely faithful to finish what He started, knowing the end from the beginning. Our strength is dependent upon the relationship we have with God.
God gave Israel manna to eat every day for forty years. Today, we have God's Word as our daily bread. Are we taking advantage of it, or are we allowing it to spoil?
Though we are surrounded and sometimes buffeted by numerous difficulties, trials, and threats, God is always faithful to provide what we need to endure and overcome them. Keying in on I Corinthians 16:13, Mike Ford illustrates what we must do to persevere . . .
Richard Ritenbaugh continues his exposé of artistic and spiritual resistance, an analogy derived from Stephen Pressfield's The War of Art, a manual designed to overcome artistic resistance and many forms of self-sabotage. The core of self-sabotage is our c. . .
Luke 4 contains Satan's temptation of Christ, and it is instructive to see what Jesus did in the face of evil. ...
Gideon incrementally moved from a position of weakness and fear to a position of strength and valor as he increasingly started to trust in God to give victory.
Where does real power reside? All power has its source in God—and not just the kind of power we typically think of.
Jeremiah compares studying and meditating upon God's Word to physical eating, enabling a person to receive spiritual energy, vitality, and health.
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