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Watch TB Joshua Sermon - HOW To Get FAITH. It's a common question today - how do I get faith? How can I grow in my faith? What is the proof of my faith? Get the answers to these essential questions in this practical message with TB Joshua where he reveals 'The Secrets Of Faith'! Be motivated to grow in your walk with the Lord as you watch, in Jesus' name!
Joyce Meyer (April-28-2022) Daily Devotional: How to Relieve Stress God’s Way.
Stress is one of the biggest problems we face in our society today. Everything is so fast-paced, loud, and excessive that our mental, emotional, and physical systems stay on overload. We are inundated with information. We have newspapers, magazines, and twenty-four-hour news networks that don't just reach us through our television but through our cell phones and other mobile devices. At one time, a popular web search engine indexed more than 3,307,998,701 web pages! It's hard enough to think about that number, let alone the content that goes with it. We have information overload, and it is no wonder we have trouble calming our minds down so we can rest.
In addition to what the world throws at us, we have schedules that are insane. There are never enough hours in any day to get everything done we are trying to do. We hurry and rush, we feel frustrated and tired, and we're the first to say, "I'm under so much stress that I feel I am going to explode." And stress takes its toll on our confidence.
Prayer Starter: Lord, I can't change the world around me, but I can bring my life and requests to You. May Your peace guard my heart and mind today. Thank You that I can rest in You, amen.
Rick Warren (December-25-2022) Daily Devotional: How to Fill Your Life with Peace
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give isn’t fragile like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid." - John 14:27 (TLB)
When you make room for Jesus, he gives you one of the greatest gifts: “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give isn’t fragile like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid” (John 14:27 TLB).
The kind of peace the world gives is temporary. In the last 300 years, about 260 peace treaties have been signed—and almost none of them were kept.
The peace that comes from the world is totally circumstantial. If you have a good job, then you’re at peace. But if you lose your job, then you’re not at peace anymore. If you’ve got money in the bank, then you’re at peace. But when that money is gone, then you’re not at peace anymore.
Jesus gives you a different kind of peace. The Bible calls it “peace . . . which surpasses all understanding” (Philippians 4:7 ESV).
What does that mean? It means you have peace when there’s no obvious or visible reason why you should be at peace. Everything around you could be in chaos, but for some unexplainable reason, you are at peace. That is the peace that surpasses understanding—and it can only come from Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
Jesus wants to give you that kind of peace this Christmas so you won’t be troubled or afraid.
Whenever Jesus walks into a room, he fills that room with peace. Do you have rooms in your heart that are full of worry, upset, anxiety, or fear? Those are the rooms you haven’t invited Jesus into. Your worries reveal the areas you have not given over to God. That could include your finances, your dating life, your career, your parenting, your schedule, or your ministry. Whatever it is, you have to let it go. You have to give it over to Jesus.
Here’s the only way you’re going to have real peace this Christmas: Give every part of your life to God to use for his purpose. Then you’ll have peace that will stand up to all of life’s pressures.
Talk It Over
- Are your home and heart filled with peace? What makes you give the answer you did?
- Which “room” of your heart causes anxiety or fear?
- What do you think God wants you to do or say to show him that you have surrendered to him a part of your life that has been causing you to worry?
The peace that passes all understanding starts with Jesus. It starts by making peace with your Creator. Your sins separate you from God. And it is only by God’s grace that you can get back into a right relationship with him.
The Bible says, “It is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV).
Are you ready to make peace with God this Christmas and find the peace that passes all understanding? Then pray this prayer:
“Dear Jesus, I don’t want my sin to separate me from you any longer. You have promised that if I believe in you, everything I’ve ever done wrong will be forgiven, I will learn the purpose of my life, and you will accept me into your eternal home in heaven one day.
“I confess my sin, and I believe you are my Savior. You have promised that if I confess my sin and trust you, I will be saved. I trust you when you say salvation comes by grace, through faith, and not by anything I do. I receive you into my life as my Lord. Today, I’m turning over every part of my life to your management.
“I want to live the way you created me to live and use the rest of my life to serve you instead of serving myself. I commit my life to you and ask you to save me and accept me into your family. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”
Sarah Jakes Roberts - Watch Sermon; How To Be Healed Instead Of Answered. Dr. Anita teaches us why it is better to be healed instead of answered while dealing with trauma. Catch her full session titled "Unpacking" at the Woman Evolve 2021 Conference on WETV.
Rick Warren (September-15-2022) Daily Devotional: How to Give God Your Attention
“My eyes are always looking to the LORD for help. He will keep me from any traps." Psalm 25:15 (NCV)
When you were in junior high school, was there someone you thought about all the time who was totally oblivious to you? It’s hard to imagine that someone who occupied so much of your thoughts could hold no space for you in their own mind. But it’s happened to most of us at some point, and it can be a painful experience.
Imagine how God must feel when he can’t get your attention. The Bible says he’s constantly thinking about you. It must hurt him when you don’t give him space in your thoughts throughout the day.
God wants your attention! But how do you give it to him? One way is this: When you pray about something over and over, you give him your attention.
One of the reasons God had particular affection for King David is because David gave God his attention all the time. David said, “My eyes are always looking to the LORD for help. He will keep me from any traps” (Psalm 25:15 NCV). That means David was persistent in prayer.
Like King David, you face unexpected traps every day. God is the only one who knows them in advance, and persistent prayer is the best way to steer clear of them.
When you’re going up a mountain road, it’s always helpful to be able to anticipate what’s ahead. But if you’re stuck behind a slow truck and can’t see around the curve ahead, the trip is frustrating. At that moment, how helpful would a helicopter be to give you the “all clear” to pass?
God is like that helicopter. He can see what you can’t see. He can see the traps you’re going to have this week, this month, and this year. If you will give him your attention and focus, he’ll go ahead of you and show you how to avoid all of the traps.
The Bible says, “Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!” (Psalm 105:4 ESV). How often should you seek God? Continually. Prayer is not something to be checked off a list. It is an ongoing conversation.
Be persistent in your prayer. Keep seeking God for his direction and help. Don’t stop talking to him! He loves your attention, and he is ready and waiting to answer your prayers.
Talk It Over
- We tend to be most persistent in our prayers when we are in deep pain. Why do you think this is so?
- How is it possible to seek God continually? What is a practical way you can do this?
- What are you anxious about? How does the act of prayer help give you peace over that situation?
Joseph Prince Watch Sermon: How To Overcome Stress And Beat Burnout
Hurried. Busy. Tired. Many of us are all too familiar with the frantic pace of modern living and its painful side effects of worry, anxiety, and stress-related issues. Beloved, God can give you success without costing you your health and relationships! In this practical message by Joseph Prince, discover God’s answers to enjoying His abundant life free of fatigue. Learn how you can:
• See your career, family life, and relationships flourish when you learn what it means to abide in Christ.
• Start experiencing restoration of health and freedom from depression when you guard your heart from worrisome thoughts.
• Live life restful and focused instead of worried and distracted when you prioritize doing the “one thing needful” (Luke 10:42)—feeding on God’s Word.
• Stop dwelling on the past or worrying about the future, and live in the present where God’s supply of favor for every situation profusely abounds.
Child of God, begin to live life in the rhythms of grace and experience good success as you are led by His peace and His Spirit!
Rick Warren (September-04-2022) Daily Devotional: How to Pray About Everything
“Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done." Philippians 4:6 (NLT)
Yesterday we talked about using your left hand to help you remember who to pray for. Today we’ll look at your right hand and how it can help you know what to pray for.
Just like your left hand, your thumb is closest to your heart when you hold up your right hand. So the first thing you pray for is—that’s right—your heart. The Bible says to guard your heart, because it controls your life. Everything flows from the heart! Ask God to reveal any sin you need to confess so you can get your heart right with him.
In the United States, we usually use our index finger to signal the number one. Use that finger to remind you to pray for your priorities and schedule. Ask God to show you what’s most important so that you can make it a priority in your life. If you’re not praying about your schedule, God isn’t blessing your schedule.
Your tallest finger, the middle finger, is the one that stands out. It reminds you to pray for your influence. Pray that when people see you, they will see how God has worked in your life. Ask God to make you an example of his love. Ask him to give you greater influence so you can use it for good.
The ring finger reminds you to pray for your relationships. Be specific as you talk to God about your friends, spouse, children, colleagues, supervisors, ministry partners, and neighbors. Tell him how you want to see those relationships grow and heal and bring him glory.
Finally, your little finger is a reminder to pray for material blessings. There’s nothing wrong with asking God to bless your life materially—it’s just not the most important thing, so it’s the last thing you pray for. Remember, God says you have not because you ask not.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done” (Philippians 4:6 NLT).
Have you ever thought, “I can’t pray for five minutes straight”? Just use your hands! By the time you go through each of these steps, you easily will have spent five minutes talking with God.
Be intentional this week about practicing this method throughout each day. Soon you’ll build a habit of prayer that will serve you for the rest of your life.
Talk It Over
- Why should you want God to bless your schedule?
- In what areas do you want God to give you greater influence?
- How does confessing sin affect every area of your life?
Michael Todd - Watch Sermon: How to Transform Your Life, On Transformation Church's sermon series Anchored, Pastor Michael Todd teaches you how to transform your life. Listen as he teaches that it's never too late to turn your life around.
John Bevere - Watch Sermon: How To Hear God’s Voice - part 1
Hearing God’s voice is vital to sustaining a life-giving relationship with Him, but so many Christians have trouble knowing how and what God is speaking.
Today on the podcast we’re tackling this topic head-on, answering questions like:
—Does God speak to everyone?
—What does His voice sound like?
—What does it mean to live in the peace of God?
If you have been trying to follow God without regularly hearing His voice, you’re missing out on a profound aspect of knowing Him. God is a communicator and loves to commune with His children.
We hope you walk away from this conversation knowing that not only does God speak, but He wants to speak to you!
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Kenneth Copeland - Sermon: How to Receive Revelation Knowledge. Are you ready to receive heaven’s divine secrets? Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland teaches you how to receive revelation knowledge by praying in the spirit, receiving God’s love and casting out fear. God’s wisdom and knowledge will strengthen your faith and give you victory in every area of your life!