Dealing With Conflict
Scripture Reading — Romans 12:17-19If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.— Romans 12:18Conflict is an inevitable part of life, but as followers of Christ we are called to pursue peace and reconciliation. In the midst of conflict we have the opportunity to demons
Discerning God’s Will
Scripture Reading — Proverbs 16:1-3, 9In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.— Proverbs 16:9Discerning God’s will calls for seeking God’s wisdom and aligning our hearts with his purposes. As we desire to make choices that honor the Lord, we can trust that he w
Scripture Reading — James 4:13-15Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there . . . and make money.” . . . [But] you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”— James 4:13-15Transitions in our lives can be exciting a
Dealing With Doubt
Scripture Reading — Psalm 56:1-13When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid.— Psalm 56:3-4Doubt can cast a shadow on our faith, causing us to question God’s faithfulness and promises. But in the midst of doubt we can find assurance by anchor
Drawing Near to God
Scripture Reading — James 4:7-10Come near to God and he will come near to you.— James 4:8Intimacy with God is a precious invitation that is extended to each one of us. Our relationship with God is not distant but brings us in close communion with the Creator of the universe, who desires to reveal hi
Spiritual Warfare
Scripture Reading — Ephesians 6:10-18Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.— Ephesians 6:11In our journey of faith we are engaged in spiritual battle. The enemy seeks to distract, discourage, and deceive us. But there is no need to fear because in
Singleness: Embracing God’s Purpose
Scripture Reading — 1 Corinthians 7:7-9I wish that all of you were [unmarried] as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.— 1 Corinthians 7:7Singleness is not a season to be endured but a gift to be embraced. People who are single have a unique opportuni