The Bible makes such a big deal about gratitude. God’s Word instructs us to give praise and thanksgiving to God for everything (Eph. 5:20), in all circumstances (1 Thess. 5:18), with all of our hearts (Psalm 9:1), with our words, (Psalm 9:1), with singing and with joy (Psalm 95:1-3).
What are you afraid of? Have you taken time today to combat your fears with the truth of God’s Word? Read these verses. Dwell on them. Pray through them. Speak them out loud and trust that they are true. Ask God to help you overcome your fear.
When we interact with God’s Living Word we are, indeed, interacting with Him. This is why teaching your child to not only read but interpret, apply, research, respect, follow, and cherish the Living Word of God is more than a discipline—it’s transformational!
The Bible itself supports the idea that we can’t out-give God. For example, there’s the verse in Luke that says, “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38).
We love capturing images of our lives. Now a new app called Bible Lens is making it possible to see those images from a different perspective, transforming snapshots into artistic, shareable images that celebrate God’s Word. Bible Lens is the latest innovation of YouVersion, a ministry that helps people engage with Scripture online and on their phones. Celebrating their tenth anniversary of impact, YouVersion (by Life.Church) is a ministry partner of Biblica, making the NIV and other Biblica translations available …
Matthew 28 is a clear mandate. Go into all the world…and make disciples! The natural inclination of all of us is to serve and minister in the most comfortable places, usually close to home. But that is not what Jesus commanded in the Bible. He told us to go into all of the world, preach the gospel and disciple people.
If you do the right thing for the wrong reasons, it’s still good, right? Like eating broccoli. If I started eating broccoli every day simply to annoy a controlling neighbor who told me I must never eat broccoli again, wouldn’t my body still benefit? Wouldn’t the folate and vitamins K and C do their jobs, even if my reasons for eating the cruciferous veggie happened to be spite rather than health? In other words, isn’t doing a good thing for …