Learning to Hear When God Speaks

I've had many people say to me, "I'm having trouble hearing the voice of God. How can I learn to...
Our Comforter and Helper, Part 2

Our Comforter and Helper, Part 2

Weaknesses Are No Problem We are not accustomed to seeing ourselves as spiritual Samsons. Focused on our natural weakness, we often feel less than mighty. But here’s some good news. The Holy Spirit can show Himself strong through us regardless. We know He can because...

Our Comforter and Helper Part 1

Our Comforter and Helper Part 1

Although I’ve taught about the Holy Spirit for years, recently the Lord has given me fresh light on His ministry. It’s a simple but vital fact: to operate in something, we need a revelation of how it works. When it comes to natural things, that’s obvious. You could...

Spring Prayer Notes 2018: Praying for Godly Leaders

Spring Prayer Notes 2018: Praying for Godly Leaders

When the Lord gives me a prayer assignment, the first thing I always do is to look to Him to show me how to pray about it. I don't start just praying any way I want. I've learned that to be effective, I must find the leading of the Holy Spirit. I must let Him reveal...

No Offense Taken

No Offense Taken

If you are slow to respond when confronted, you have the opportunity to control that devilish threat that tries to rise up in your flesh—to take offense. Proverbs 16:24 makes the point: “Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.”...

Getting a Grip on Your Time, Part 1

Getting a Grip on Your Time, Part 1

Do any of these testimonials sound familiar? “My life is hectic! I’m running all day meetings, phone calls, paperwork, appointments. I push to the limit, fall into bed exhausted, and get up early the next morning to do it all again.” “I don’t feel in control of my...

Keys to Money Management

Keys to Money Management

The ability to manage our finances is critical to our Christian witness. God has given us an eternal mandate to be stewards of the resources He has placed in the earth. One of these resources is, of course, money. In the Garden of Eden, God commanded Adam to withhold...

Plan Your Day for Success

Plan Your Day for Success

We all begin each day with a finite number of hours, so we must have faith that God will help us use our time wisely. He's the one who designed the 24-hour period, but it's up to us to manage it properly with His help. During those 24 hours, we all need time to sleep,...

Let the Mirror Set You Free!

Let the Mirror Set You Free!

Who do you see when you look into a mirror? You see yourself! It doesn’t lie. In the same way, when we look in the Bible and see Jesus, we must realize that we are seeing ourselves. We are seeing what God has made us to be. Are you as free as you want to be? I can...

Are You Winning?

Are You Winning?

Vince Lombardi, the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers, is famous for saying, “Winning isn’t everything— it’s the only thing.” That was definitely my philosophy when I was growing up. From the time I was a small boy, I loved to win and detested losing. I used to...

Not Just an Opportunity… A Responsibility

Not Just an Opportunity… A Responsibility

Truly, God has given us a wonderful part to play in His divine plan. By promising to answer our prayers, He has made it possible for us to become agents of His will on the earth. He’s given us the privilege of making supernatural changes in natural circumstances. From...