Praying according to God's will is sometimes ambiguous. Yet as we respond positively to His covenant, He reveals more and more of His secret plans.
If we mimic God's character, we will be always faithful. We can translate this trait into practical behaviors, as a foundational part of our character.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the writing craft, remembers that one of the unwritten rules in style is that the writer should not use the same word over and over again. In vernacular English, we do not edit our words as much and we may tend to use usel. . .
Is it wrong to reason with God? Can we plead our case before the Father and get results? Martin Collins shows that, yes, we can, but we must follow some biblical guidelines.
God has a very real concern for us, promising to never leave us. We have to strongly believe in His faithfulness to build a relationship with Him.
The purpose of prayer is not to overcome God's reluctance, but to help in yielding to His will. 'Prayer changes things' is only true if it conforms to God's will.
Christians need to have a conscious plan in seeking God. Here are several essential qualities that must be included in any successful course of action.
Richard Ritenbaugh suggests that we have been conditioned to think of things that are simple as true and godly, while we think of complex things as false and ungodly. Just because something is simple does not make it true and just because something is comp. . .
Bill Onisick, reflecting on his recent experience training for and running a marathon, draws some analogies that apply to our spiritual marathon—a race characterized as a mental task. We all have goals and trials, but often pride makes us think we kn. . .
Husbands need to imitate God's behavior as reflected through the life of Jesus Christ. Isaiah 54 reveals Yahweh (who became Jesus Christ) as the Husband of Israel.
Some scriptures seem to say that all one needs to do is ask God in prayer for whatever the heart desires, and He will grant it like a genie rubbed from his lamp.
Spiritual discernment is a gift from God, enabling us to judge between good and evil, comparing things with God's Word to see if they align with His standards.
Increasing knowledge without the capacity to process it leads to insanity. To combat information overload, we must get back to the basics of Christianity.
We study prophecy to know the general outline of future events, be prepared for the next significant event, and understand God's will and His character.
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