Are You Winning?

Vince Lombardi, the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers, is famous for saying, “Winning isn’t...
Your Answer is Found in The Spirit

Your Answer is Found in The Spirit

By the time Jesus was separated unto ministry after many years of preparation, He had learned to live His life in the spirit, even though He also functioned well in the natural. You see, living in the spirit gave Jesus the equipment and answers He needed to walk out...

In the Heat of the Moment

In the Heat of the Moment

We’ve all been there—in the heat of the moment when our blood is beginning to boil, we want to reach out and shake the person we are talking to and make them see things our way… We find ourselves in the middle of a conflict. Unfortunately, not many people know how to...

Learning to Hear When God Speaks

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 hear His voice?" Maybe you've asked the same thing yourself, so let me answer that question with an illustration. Suppose you and I are standing on opposite sides of a...

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...

Fall Prayer Notes 2018: Development Takes Time

Fall Prayer Notes 2018: Development Takes Time

A few weeks ago, one particular word began to get hold of me in my prayer closet. It came to me while I was praying about the Church and the position she’ll be in when Jesus comes back. As I saw in my spirit how we as believers will become living epistles so full of...

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,...