Too often we settle for much less than what God wants to do through us. In this powerful devotional Henry & Richard Blackaby help us to understand the spiritual meaning of raising our expectations.
How do you prepare for meeting with God? Your experiences reflect your spiritual preparation- prepare yourself now for your next encounter with God.
Christians are commanded to lose their lives. This means they ought to deliberately release their lives to God and His kingdom. It's not difficult to turn over to Christ those things that are not a sacrifice. Rather, it is the things that are good and that are dear to you that may stand between you and God's will.
Christ will lead you into many situations that will seem impossible, but don't try to avoid them. Stay in the middle of them, for that is where you will experience God. The key difference between what appears to be impossible to us and what is actually possible is a word from our Master!
A mark of spiritual maturity is a willingness to sacrifice personal comfort in order to strengthen other believers. Paul urges Christians to pursue only activities that promote peace and behavior that builds up others.
Our generation does not enjoy waiting. Part of God's restorative process is to slow us down and make us listen to Him. As we wait on Him, God will remind us of our utter dependence upon His strength.