Develop Endurance For Every Season
God’s amazing grace and power has changed my life, which is why I’m willing to be so transparent in this short film produced by the team at RUUT.co.
Have you ever started on a big project and were unable to finish it because you got discouraged? Projects like running a race, remodeling a room in your home or writing a book are often plagued with challenges. Maybe you are an artist or an entrepreneur. I find that...
With the help of Betty Crocker and her fudge brownie mix, I am told I make the world's best brownies. They are so popular, I make two boxes at a time. They usually disappear shortly after they come out of the oven and before the wonderful aroma of warm chocolate...
Do you need hope? I know that I have lived through seasons when I've felt desperate for hope, and maybe you feel that way too. Today I want to remind you of this truth: we are the people of good news, of eternal hope. We are the people with the greatest source of...
The world is desperate for peace. Peace is something we've been seeking forever, really, and we have tried all kinds of things. People have devoted their entire lives to seeking peace, beautiful people who we celebrate because they gave their lives for peace. We know...
As free and grateful people, we can say, “God, thank you for all you’ve given me. Now I offer myself to you fully, to transform me, so that I can be a world-changing child of God, not conformed to the world but transformed by you.”
God is speaking words to us, words that matter. All throughout the Bible, the words of God matter. I’ve been praying for you this week, that you fall in love with God’s Word, see its power in your life, understand it’s going to call you into action, and I know that’s what God wants for every single one of us.
This is rich with what we need today, in 1 Thessalonians 5:16: “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks.” Today we’re going to look closely at the “rejoice” and “pray” parts. Rejoice. Paul understood joy is the evidence of the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives. He even says it’s one of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Joy is infused with hope.
God desires for you and I to give thanks no matter what’s going on in our lives, because it’s good for us. God knows this is what we need to do. Gratitude isn’t just about feeling good. Gratitude doesn’t mean we have to be happy. But gratitude leads us to joy. It elevates us, at least for a moment, from the things of this earth into the heavenly realm.
Paul refers to peace 50 times in his letters. He uses the Greek word eirene, which means the opposite of war, reconciliation. We need this kind of peace.
Jesus calls us to live outside of what the world calls happiness and, instead, embrace his definition and source of happiness.
Today we’re going to look at Moses, a man who was sought by millions of people for his wisdom. Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt, and he was a great leader. He can teach us much about setting priorities.