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, describing the function of the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, where professional staff rigorously test military hardware, software and procedures in order to develop standards of quality control, explains that God Almighty is a manufacturer of righteous character and has chosen to run every one of His …
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 useless or meaningless filler expressions. If we use filler expressions, our …
Is it wrong to reason with God? Can we plead our case before the Father and get results? Yes we can, but we must follow these 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.
Just because something is simple does not make it true and just because something is complex does not make it false. Deeper knowledge often comes with complexity.
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 know better than God what course is best for us to follow. Our God has a …
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.
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.
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.