Refocus

Think about all the things you're facing right now. Describe your circumstances with the first three words that come to mind. Are they positive, encouraging, and do they agree with God's word? Or are they are more negative, draining, and rooted in fear? Most people give so much attention to their difficult situations that their …

The Who

"Jesus asked them, 'But who do you say that I am?'" (Mark 8.29) To get the answers your heart desires, you need to be asking the right questions. Not because God is cruel, but because He's not. Our minds may not be able to fully process the answer to "Why, God?". Not here, at least. …

Not Babylon, But Babel

This isn't new, but maybe that's why we miss it sometimes. When people are relatively unopposed spiritually, they don't often see that as the grace He gives as they grow in Him and learn from mistakes. They tend to think of that as God's endorsement of whatever they're doing. In the American church, if there …