Freedom through Enjoying God
You were created to enjoy God. The Westminster shorter catechism says, "Man's chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever." David wrote in Psalm 16:11, "You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore."
Life in Surrender
There is a life available to us as believers that few find—a life free from burden, fear, boredom, and emptiness. The problem is that the road to life requires a complete sacrifice of ourselves. The road to purpose, passion, joy and freedom requires that we die to ourselves every hour of every da...
Having Time Alone
Why is time alone with God so important? Why can't just going to church, a community group, or a Bible study be enough? Those of us who have grown up in church or have been going to church for many years have been told that time spent alone with God is vital to our relationship with him. Many of ...
Renewing Your Mind
Your mind is the battleground on which the war for your emotions, purpose, effectiveness, and fullness of life is won or lost. It's your mind that is attacked daily by the enemy. It's your mind that the world is trying to influence for its own benefit. And it's your mind that the Lord desires to ...
Live for Love
If there is one major theme in the narrative of Scripture it's the power of God's love. It was his love that caused our creation. It was in love that he offered mankind grace even in our continual rebellion. It was his love that sent Jesus to rescue us, and it's his love that will win at our fina...
Storing the Treasure of Your Heart in Heaven
In Matthew 6:19-21 Jesus teaches us an important spiritual principle we need to know in order to give God the entirety of our hearts. Scripture says:
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves...
Start Your Day with the Best Thing
As Christians we know we are supposed to start our day off with God. If you have been a believer for any length of time, you have likely been encouraged by a pastor, teacher, mentor or friend to spend time every morning in God's presence. However, many of us have never been told why God wants us ...
What is Christian Meditation?
For many years I believed the word of God was meant just for reading and studying—like a textbook on life. I believed it was authored by a good God, and I tried to read it, as I knew I should, but it never made an impact on my life to the level God desired. It wasn't until I discovered the practi...
The Presence of God
One of the most important pieces of spending time with God is encountering his presence. His presence is meant to be at the core of all that we do. God so hated separation from us that Jesus was sent to pay the ultimate price. And at Jesus's death the curtain separating the Holy of Holies from ma...
Communion with God
The Christian life is meant to be marked by union with God. By the powerful sacrifice of Jesus, the Holy Spirit now dwells within us—longing to make his nearness known. He longs for his perfect love and peace to be the foundation of everything we do, think, and feel.
Brother Lawrence wrote abo...