Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: Life
Jentezen Franklin (March-12-2023) Daily Devotional: Having a vision for your life.
“Your young men [and women] shall see visions.” Joel 2:28 NKJV
When you ask a little boy what he wants to be when he grows up, he is apt to say a fireman or a doctor. When you ask a little girl that question, she is apt to say a movie star or a princess. The ability to dream is a gift that God has placed within each of us. If you want to achieve great things in life, you need a vision. Joseph’s vision didn’t come to pass until he was thirty, but he received it from God when he was a teenager. And God will give you one too: “Your young men [and women] shall see visions.” Right now you may be considering different options for your life, and even experimenting with some.
That’s okay, you’re still getting to know yourself; your strengths and weaknesses, what you’re drawn to, and what you have no interest in at all. If you focus your thinking on only one thing and your aspirations change, then you have wasted your best mental energy. But as you grow and mature, you need to zero in and become selective. The Chinese say, “A man who chases two rabbits catches neither.” And when you receive a God-given vision, it has staying power. It’s like a fire burning within you. It may be a full-time vocation or a part-time avocation, but it’s the thing you will find the most fulfillment in doing. Paul wrote, “This one thing I do” (Php 3:13). As a result, he changed history, and today, churches and cathedrals are named after him. Here is a prayer God will answer: “Lord, give me a vision for my life!”
Joyce Meyer (March-12-2023) Daily Devotional: A Healthy Mind Contributes to a Healthy Life.
There is a proven connection between the mind and the body, and it gives us an easy and inexpensive way to help maintain good health. You can choose to think positive, peaceful, biblical thoughts in order to develop a healthier spirit, soul, and body.
Nobody wants to be a victim, and we certainly don’t want to be victimized by our own thoughts. Learning to think purposely and aggressively, instead of passively providing an empty space for whatever thoughts come to mind or the devil offers, is the way to become the victor instead of the victim.
In your quiet time with God, ask Him to help you think faith-filled thoughts, and get started today on your way to a healthier mind and body.
Prayer of the Day: Thank You, Father, for helping me think positive thoughts, faith-filled thoughts that will help me in every facet of my life. I am grateful that I do not have to be a prisoner of negative thinking and that I can choose to be happy, filled with joy, and feel better as a result!
Stronger Together - Jentezen Franklin. The people of Laish dealt with no one. They left the people of God and modeled themselves after the Sidonians, wicked people. But the people of God do not model themselves after wicked people. Be careful who you allow to influence you and get the right people into your life.
Make Your Time Count - Rick Warren Daily Devotional (February-23-2023). “Use your time in the best way you can.” Colossians 4:5 (ICB)
If you want to get ready to be used by God, there are a few steps you need to take. First, as we looked at yesterday, you need to get to know Jesus Christ. Then, you need to start using your time in view of eternity. Colossians 4:5 says, “Use your time in the best way you can” (ICB). Time is your most precious resource. It’s far more important than money. You can get more money, but you can’t get more time.
In this life, you only have a certain amount of time allotted to you. You can’t make time, you can’t borrow time, you can’t save time, and you can’t extend time. You can only use it. We all have the same amount of time every week: 168 hours. If you don’t learn to manage your time well, you cannot manage anything else in your life—because your time is your life.
How you use your time is one of the ways God tests you on Earth as you prepare for eternity. He’s watching to see how you manage your time now to determine what he’s going to have you do in eternity.
One of Satan’s strategies is to get you so busy doing unimportant things that you don’t have time for life’s important things, like preparing for eternity. Satan knows that he doesn’t have to get you to sin; if he can’t get you to be bad, he’ll just get you to be busy.
The Bible tells you exactly what you should be doing with your time in Acts 20:24: “My life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus” (NLT).
God wants to use you—but he can only do that when you’re investing your time in the most important things. You’ve got to use your time in view of eternity. You’ve got to ask yourself, “How much of what I’m spending my time on is going to count five or 10 years from now? How much is going to count in eternity?” Then you’ve got to refocus.
Use your time in view of eternity so God can see that you are focused on the main thing—his purposes.
Talk It Over
- Take a look at your calendar or your schedule. How much of your time is spent on things that matter in light of eternity?
- What is the work that God has given you to do while you’re here on Earth?
- In what ways will you spend your time differently so that you can accomplish the work God has given you to do?
Focus Your Faith - Steven Furtick Sunday Sermon February-26-2023. If you’ve been feeling stuck in your story, it’s time to let God change the script. In “Focus Your Faith,” Pastor Steven Furtick shows us how the power of faith can transform our perspective.
Watch Jonathan Cahn Sermon - The Prince of Persia In Your Life. A mysterious principality who appeared in ancient times, the question of its appearance in modern times, even behind current events, and the revelation of what it has to do with your life, spiritual warfare, and attacks. What it reveals, and how to turn it all around for victory.
God Has a Plan: He’s Not on the Sidelines of Your Life - Lisa Bevere. God is too big of a target to miss. I explain how the enemy uses the fear of missing God to immobilize God’s daughters—and when you bury your talent, you rob yourself and others.
Daily Devotion (February-17-2023) EMBRACE THE HOLY SPIRIT IN YOUR LIFE!
Scripture Reference - "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." (Acts 1:8)
The Church winning the battle against the kingdom of darkness is the Holy Spirit. When you receive the Spirit you have received you very source of all power to cause the change you desire. You are powerless untill you receive the Spirit. As a Christian your advantage in life is the Holy Spirit. When He comes into your life fear disappears forever.
Therefore, it doesn't matter what's happening in the world today; refuse to fear. When you watch and listen to the news, is full of fear but my dear, you have received the Holy Spirit. Hallelujah! So, don't mix fear with your faith. The kingdom to which you belong, and the life that God has given you, function with the life that God has given you, function with the exclusion of fear.
My dear, after you are born again, everything in your life is already touched by the power of the Holy Spirit. There's life in you called the Spirit; when He comes into your life He gives you counsel and guide you because you are now a new person. How your old life was has now changed. Man can no more be your helper but God. My dear, allow the Holy Spirit to help you because He knows the kind of future He has for you. Don't be deceived that you can still hold on with your formal friendships, past relationships and past behavior.
Choose the Holy Spirit to guide and direct you through your pastors and you will be surprised on how your life will turn out to be. Trust your life on God and take His Word as everything.
PRAYER - Thank you dear Father, for sending the Holy Spirit, who is the earnest or down payment of purchased possessions, and by whom I'm walled against fear, and uncertainty. I take advantage of His ministry, to help, guide, counsel, strengthen and comfort me till Jesus comes. Amen
David Jeremiah - Watch Sermon: Overcoming Death With Life. The sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ has given us all the benefits and blessings of being a child of God.