How can God be the source of peace in the season you are in? Maybe being a parent is not a role you have yet. Maybe your child is now an adult. Regardless of the season of life you are currently in, God’s relationship with Abraham described in Genesis 22 can guide you on your Relationship Roadmap with Him and others. God wants to be, and can be, “the” source of strength, wisdom, and peace in your life.
Why do we repeat the same sins? How does Jesus help us overcome addictions? What does it take to break a spiritual stronghold of darkness in your life? Abraham had a pattern of telling lies. He was crafty and cunning, but ultimately God convicted him of his rebellion. The core issue is that he was not trusting God and not secure and God’s love. Your view of who God is will affect all of your decisions and relationships.
God protects you far more than you realize. God will give you a song in the darkness. God will give you a solution in the dispute. God will give you a delivery in the battle. When have you seen God’s protection? How do you thank God for His mercy and grace? Is God directing you to rescue someone else?
What blessings has God brought into your life? How are these blessings connected to the nations? Are you open to God expanding your vision? God blesses you because He is good, and demonstrates His love to you. God also honors you as you honor Him. God rewards those who seek Him and trust His word. There are many reasons God blesses you. One reason that is often overlooked is that God blesses you so that you will bless other people.
Are you listening to God? What is your view of the Bible? What is your response when God asks you to do something difficult? Noah and his family were alive during one of the darkest times in human history. God provided a rescue for anyone who would believe Him. Jesus is the Messiah and the ark points to Him. Noah’s family united together with faith, purpose, and endurance.
Why are sibling rivalry is so common? What is happening in our hearts when we are involved in unhealthy conflict? How do families overcome strife and experience reconciliation? Competition, comparison, and manipulation are common traps in relationships. Great intentions can become rejection which ultimately leads to dehumanization. Jesus breaks this pattern and teaches us how to love one another, including the most tense relationships we have.
Marriage is the most intimate human relationship, and it can be the trickiest relationship too! Why is peace, joy, and unity a challenge in marriage and family? What are some practical steps that can be taken to improve your marriage? Let’s take the 30 day strengthening your marriage challenge together! God is able to bring healing in our relationships when we open up our hearts and trust Him. The One who is the author of marriage is also the great restorer.
How are you praying for your country? What healing is needed in your soul? How is God moving in this season of your life? When God does something new, He often announces it through the prophets. Isaiah brings hope to people with a glimpse of the future and the faithful promises of God. Seek God’s presence and know that the trials will fade as we walk by faith with Jesus.
Jesus came to set people free, to spread the good news, to heal the brokenhearted, and to win the spiritual battle. God provides comfort for those who mourn and hope for those who are in despair. Depth with God allows you to stand strong like an oak of righteousness in the strong winds.
Whatever happened to justice and righteousness? Isaiah had much to say about it, to Israel and to us today.
You cannot control your circumstances, but you choose your song. How are you responding to the challenges that you are facing? What difference does faith make? How can you have a spirit of victory when the situation is not what you want? Make your prayers louder than your pain. Let your loneliness drive you to God. Trust that the fire is refining your faith. Embrace the mystery that leads to gratitude.
What will the end times be like? Are we living in them now? How can we thrive when suffering increases? It is important to have God’s perspective and priorities. We need to see the big picture, redeem the times, and move with the Holy Spirit today. Let’s be people who are ready for Jesus to return!
Jesus is faithful even in the hard times. We see this graphically evidenced in his promise that all nations will hear the good news before He returns. His Church is being built globally now. Because He is faithful to His promises, we want to be faithful to Him in what He has asked us to do.
Today's text clearly tells who we are as Christians. We are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and a people for God's own possession. The focus of the text, however, is not on Christian's privilege as such. The focus comes on the second half of the text and this is about our mission as Christians: "that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
The love and truth of Jesus our indivisible and bring freedom from sin. Real followers of Jesus do not edit the words of Jesus. Without truth, relationships are shallow, addictions are common, and faith wanders. Jesus is the truth. How do you know what is true in our culture today? How does truth change your life and your direction? How does love confront lies and lead people to truth?