Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Summer Thoughts

  • Love Apart from God +

    (500) Days of Summer And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Read More
  • Jon Acuff-Stuff Christians Like +

    #1043. Taking church off in the summer. Wait, what? No. That can't be true. Even typing those words should have Read More
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Publications

Recommended Blog: Francis Chan

francis-chanIt was a pretty emotional morning for me. My wife and I dropped off our oldest daughter at the airport this morning. She's 15 and flying to Thailand by herself to work at a rescue home for the next month. It's something she has begged me to let her do since our visit to Thailand last fall.

All of the expected fears filled my mind occasionally, but they were overcome by other positive emotions...

Thanksgiving: I am so grateful that Jesus saved Rachel and gave her this desire to serve those in need. It was only a couple of years ago that she seemed so far from the Lord. I can never thank Him enough! My little girl is in love with Jesus and loves serving Him! Thank you Father.

Read more: Recommended Blog: Francis Chan

Changed Into The Same Image: Part 2 of The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life

spanishmoss1Below is part 2 of Hannah Whitall Smith's classic book, The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life.

Chapter 9

GROWTH

When the believer has been brought to the point of entire surrender and perfect trust, and finds himself dwelling and walking in a life of happy communion and perfect peace, the question naturally arises, "Is this the end?" I answer emphatically "No, it is only the beginning."

And yet this is so little understood, that one of the greatest objections made against the advocates of this life of faith, is, that they do not believe in growth in grace. They are supposed to teach that the soul arrives at a state of perfection beyond which there is no advance, and that all the exhortations in the Scripture which point towards growth and development are rendered void by this teaching.

Read more: Changed Into The Same Image: Part 2 of The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Canticle of the Turning by Gary Daigle, Rory Cooney & Theresa Donohoo +

    1. My soul cries out with a joyful shoutthat the God of my heart is great,And my spirit sings of Read More
  • Come Alive (Dry Bones) by Lauren Daigle +

    Through the eyes of men it seems Read More
  • First by Lauren Daigle +

    Before I bring my need Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Your Grace Is Enough by Matt Maher +

    Great is Your faithfulness, oh GodYou wrestle with the sinner's heartYou lead us by still waters and to mercyAnd nothing Read More
  • Christ is Risen by Matt Maher +

    Let no one caught in sin remain*Inside the lie of inward shameWe fix our eyes upon the crossAnd run to Read More
  • Lord, I Need You by Matt Maher +

    Lord, I come, I confessBowing here I find my restWithout You I fall apartYou're the One that guides my heart Read More
  • Hold us together by Matt Maher +

    It don't have a job, don't pay your bills Read More
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