There’s no quick trick to success. It’s through day-to-day living and working that we achieve our dreams and goals.
Paul boasted—at least until he met the Lord on a dusty road to Damascus. After that, all of his achievements he considered as “rubbish.”
Unrealistic expectations are nothing more than the temptation to be perfect and to expect it from others. Rather than looking at what isn’t done perfectly, focus instead on what has been accomplished.
Read Paul's words in Philippians 3:12-16 as a call for action…deliberate, immediate, and personal involvement.
God has chosen to leave us on earth to proclaim the Good News to a lost and hurting world.
Are you the worrying type—fearful of the possibilities tomorrow may hold but also grieving mistakes of the past? As we stand at the beginning of a new year, we must admit that we can’t predict the future and we can’t change the past. Trying to do either is a waste of time and energy. Learn from Philippians 3 and Hebrews 12 how to keep your eyes focused on Jesus and run your race of faith today.
How specific are you in your prayers? When you talk to God, talk about your needs—don’t beat around the bush! God does His most ideal work when we are in an impossible situation. And He always proves Himself faithful.
The word “addiction” typically makes us think of alcohol, cigarettes, or illegal drugs. But in this message, Chuck Swindoll will describe another kind of addiction…that’s far more subtle, yet just as enslaving. In fact, you might be an addict and not even know it!
Philippians—what a masterpiece of correspondence! With joy as its major theme, Paul challenged his friends to live above the drag of difficult circumstances.
We have always been fascinated with stories—especially the ones beginning with those same four words “Once upon a time…” and ending with “And they all lived happily ever after.” Oh, that it were true! Living happily ever after only happens in fairy tales. Wish instead for a full life, one that's satisfied, godly, balanced…and reasonably sweet.