The Return was created to be a “national and global day of prayer and repentance". For a long time now, those two actions—prayer and repentance—have weighed heavily on my heart as two of the most needed and most lacking disciplines in the American church. Here are my three take-aways from attending the event in Washington, D.C.
There is a global storm brewing, and it looks on the outside like civil unrest, cultural revolution, government corruption, tyrannical oppression, and societal breakdown, with a pandemic thrown in for good measure. But the root cause of this storm is spiritual, and so must the solution be.
In these prophetic days, are you frightened and losing hope? Or are you staying strong in Christ Jesus? It's either one or the other. It can't be both. When we dwell in God's Word on a daily basis, it fills our spirit with strength and hope for any trials that come our way.
Do you believe what the Bible says about your identity? We won't find true self-worth in the things of this world. Only in Christ Jesus can we discover our true identity. And, once we discover our identity in Christ, we can go on to fulfill the God-given calling that He has designed for our lives.
God used Isaiah to proclaim some of the most well-known passages in the Bible about the Savior of the World. God can use us, too, for His divine purposes. But we must be careful to live as godly men and women, following Isaiah's example. Today, let's all apply these strategic insights from the book of Isaiah to our lives and see how God uses it.
Over the past two decades we've studied the topic of biblical stewardship, as well as taught it and put into practice. In our latest podcast series, we take a look at the key elements for a biblical understanding of personal finances. We hope you'll join us and embrace what we call the ultimate paradigm shift in your financial life!
When once-in-a-lifetime events happen, God can use them to call our attention back to the most important things in life. Christians should have a unique perspective in such unprecedented times.
Balance gets complicated when you consider the outside forces acting on your life. The needs of your family, the demands of your job, and the rug-pulling effect of unexpected crises are all obvious factors that affect your balance. Which priorities are you not fulfilling with excellence?