All who stifle conviction of duty because it interferes with their desires will finally lose the power to tell the difference between truth and error. They become separated from God. Where people spurn divine truth, the church will be in darkness, faith and love grow cold, and conflicts enter.
Church members focus their interests on worldly ventures, and sinners become hardened in their rebellion. Last summer, I went on a mission trip to Guatemala with my church. If you? It was a great trip, but something a lot more interesting than that happened. I love Latin American cuisine as much as the next person, but our mission trip was almost a month long. At the beginning of week three, I was craving a burger.
Anyone who knows me knows that I have two main loves: sleep and good food. The food was good, but it was very different.
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Every morning our mission team would have worship and take prayer requests before starting the day. After a slightly disappointing breakfast, I felt like snacking. When our youth pastor asked for prayer requests, I said very seriously,? I would like French fries for lunch.? Since my request was sincere, I was appalled when the table burst into laughter.
At midday, my brother banged on the door of our tiny hotel room, hollering for me to come to lunch. Our entire church group gathered in front of a table of papas fritas! My connection with God took a step in a new direction, thanks to the answer of a trivial prayer request. I am a witness! God is not in the business of mastering methods. He wants to be the Master of men and women. When He has once captured the heart, the sky cannot limit what He will do through the life of even one fully consecrated person.
There is no limit to the usefulness of the one who, putting self aside, makes room for the working of the Holy Spirit upon his heart, and lives a life wholly consecrated to God.?
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We are not all called to be preachers or evangelists, but we are all called to share the good news of the gospel. God is waiting for His people to recognize their spiritual need and wake up to the possibilities so that He can do something? The Bible tells us,? With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible? Mark Are we ready? Are we praying? Are we really earnestly seeking to receive the power of the Holy Spirit that will enable us to complete His work? A relationship with Jesus is not just based on one decision, but rather a lifetime of daily, hourly commitment.
Like any human relationship, such as marriage, commitment to Christ must be cultivated. As long as Satan is at work, he will tempt us to go our own way and ignore what we know is right. One way to strengthen our relationship with Je-sus is through prayer.
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We need to pray for the Holy Spirit to help us to love Jesus and to become more and more like Him. We need to ask for faith to believe and for courage in spiritual things. A quiet place of prayer early in the morning is an ideal way to start the day. Some people don? Instead, we need to surrender our heart, our will, and our intellect to Jesus, recognizing that we belong to Him because He gave His life for us. Before experiencing repentance, we need to be touched by the good news of the gospel.
After hearing and accepting the good news, we are ready to listen to the gospel? Confession of sin is an important part of being forgiven. Admitting wrong and accepting responsibility for it is crucial. When we confess our sins to God openly, honestly, and sincerely, He is faithful to forgive all of our iniquities 1 John ? He steps in and changes our situation. He becomes our righteousness and brings puri? Micah proclaims that God will hurl our sins into the depths of the sea, and the prophet Isaiah assures us that God places all of our sins behind His back Isaiah Forgiveness is not obtained after a long period of doing good deeds, performing kind acts, or overcoming sin.
One cannot buy or merit forgiveness. True forgiveness is a free, generous, and gracious gift given to a person with a contrite heart. God longs to embrace a repentant sinner and restore him or her into His family as His child Luke , 10; 1 John What a change!
What a di? We now belong to His family, adopted as His children Romans , 16; 1 John God requires that we confess our sins, and humble our hearts before Him; but at the same time we should have confidence in Him as a tender Father, who will not forsake those who put their trust in Him.
God does not give us up because of our sins. His radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than stations daily throughout the US and worldwide. Lois Evans, his wife, best friend, and long time collaborator, is the coauthor of several books and has recorded two albums. Tony and Lois Evans have four children and four grandchildren. With fresh insights that build upon the principles found in Sacred Marriage, these fifty-two weekly devotions offer practical, biblical wisdom for nurturing your marriage as an expression of your love for God.
A happy marriage is good, but a holy one is sacred. One of the best marriage devotionals we have read as a couple. Short and to the point and strengthens the marriage spiritually first before getting into some nitty gritty issues. I highly recommend this devotional. The chapters are short and scripture based, easy to read, informative and helpful for couples to study together or separately, giving a refreshing view and perspective on marriage!
We read it much quicker than suggested. I miss this brilliant couple.
Their stellar leadership, genuine care for ALL, appropriate behavior for public office, their wit. Shining examples of all that is good. You know the problems stem from the ways you relate. But how can you change?
The One Year Devotions for Couples will help you give and receive love in a whole new way. David and Teresa Ferguson, cofounders of Intimate Life Ministries, are seasoned counselors who can guide you toward better relational health. Whether your marriage is shaky or solid, this devotional will give you health, hope, and healing for your relationship. It is a great devotional to start the day with your spouse. My wife and I use this in the morning to encourage us to be in the Bible while also communicating with one another about what God is saying to us individually.
This book has helped us stay on track with our devotions because there is one for every day. He shares real examples from his marriage and other marriages so we can easily relate and know we are not alone in our journey of growing and trying to have a better marriage.