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Waiting on God: Strength for Today and Hope for Tomorrow
Charles F. Stanley - 2015
Charles Stanley offers words of comfort and patience to anyone waiting for the answer to their prayers.Are you waiting for God to answer your prayers? Do the days, weeks and years go by without evidence that your deepest longings could ever come true? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, you are facing a common faith-building challenge in the Christian life, and this book has the guidance you need to endure victoriously. God has very special plans for your life, and the way He most often prepares you for them is through times of directed, active, purposeful waiting. So through timeless, biblical teaching, Dr. Stanley gives you the practical wisdom you need to make the most of the delays and follow God’s lead to the blessings you long for. With counsel for staying on track when the tunnel is getting dark, claiming God’s promises, and finding purpose in the waiting, Dr. Stanley draws on personal experience and biblical principles to offer you encouragement and guidance no matter where you are in your spiritual journey.
The Law of Confession: Revolutionize Your Life and Rewrite Your Future With the Power of Words
Bill Winston - 2009
God set the universe in motion with the power of His words and established the law of confession, but many believers have suffered needlessly by misunderstanding the power of their words. Dr. Bill Winston, pastor, Bible teacher, and host of the national television program Believer s Walk of Faith broadcast to over 100 million homes, reveals scriptural examples and vital teaching on the importance of the spoken word. Believers will uncover the enemy s deceptive plan to use their own words against them and what they can do to turn their situation around. 'One of the best things that ever happened to me, my family, and my church, was the revelation of the law of confession - we learned that the moment we win the battle over our words, we win the battle!' Dr. Bill Winston Controlling your words is one of the biggest challenges anyone will face in this life; the Bible reveals that the power of life and death are in the words you say. As you begin to change the words you speak, you will rewrite their future and revolutionize your life.
Stand All the Way Up: Stories of Staying In It When You Want to Burn It All Down
Sophie Hudson - 2020
Whenever you face the hard stuff—the pieces and parts of life that keep you up at night, relentlessly reminding you that the “simple and easy” path is somehow a turn you’ve missed along the way —is your first instinct to try to make it all simply go away? You might wonder if it’s possible to just ignore it, or, better yet, to burn it all down.During a particularly difficult stretch in her own life, Sophie learned that the Lord, through His Word and His people, has already provided all that we need to get up, straighten up, and stand all the way up. This book is a collection of stories full of humor, sass, and spiritual insight, revealing our God who teaches you to stand up for yourself, stand up for the people you love, stand up for the people who can’t, and stand up for the Kingdom.
Faithing It: Bringing Purpose Back to Your Life!
Cora Jakes-Coleman - 2015
More importantly, you have the ability to get through it! Get ready to hit refresh on your story, your journey, and your life. Turn your storm into an unshakable relationship with God and a ministry that touches people’s lives.—from the Introduction by Cora Jakes Cora Jakes shares her inspirational story of spiritual growth to set the stage for this life-changing message. Faithing It is not about pretending away your problems—it’s about facing circumstances with confidence because you see them measured next to the chain-breaking, miracleworking power of God. Your storms may seem big, but God is bigger. Your season may feel dark, but God’s light is shining through. Your circumstance may appear hopeless, but nothing is impossible for God! By Faithing It, you will discover how to take the very storms that tried to destroy you and turn them into pathways to promotion and divine purpose!
The Hope Quotient: Measure It. Raise It. You'll Never Be the Same.
Ray Johnston - 2014
Hope is more than a feeling; it’s the by-product of seven key factors. When these are present in your life, they cause hope to thrive.Factor 1: Recharge Your Batteries Nobody does well running on empty.Factor 2: Raise Your Expectations You don’t get what you deserve; you get what you expect.Factor 3: Refocus on the Future It’s time to throw away your rearview mirror. No one goes forward well when they are looking back.Factor 4: Play to Your Strengths Be yourself; everyone else is taken.Factor 5: Refuse to Go It Alone Never underestimate the power of support. Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto.Factor 6: Replace Burnout with Balance Burning the candle at both ends isn’t as bright as you think.Factor 7: Play Great Defense Avoid these five toxic hope killers that can threaten your future.Using seven years of research, powerful biblical illustrations, and compelling human-interest stories, Ray Johnston explains how these seven essential factors will support, sustain, and strengthen your hope. And when consciously built into your life, how they will unleash hope in your marriage, your kids, your career, your church, your community, and the world.Discover your HQ level, the most important contributor to your overall success, and then learn how to improve it. Because when hope rises—everything changes. FLAP COPY: Hope: It’s the one thing that can change everything!When you have hope, eleven things are unleashed in your life: You have more satisfying relationships. You’re more productive. You’re less affected by stress. You’re more successful. You’re more satisfied. You’re more compassionate. You’re more willing to help people in need. You’re physically healthier. You hold yourself to higher moral and ethical standards. You’re more likely to assume leadership. You’re more likely to see God as loving, caring, and forgiving. This book will help you discover your HQ level and learn the seven key factors that, when built into your life, unleash hope. When you have genuine hope—not trite, pious platitudes but authentic hope that produces inner strength and confidence—anything is possible.
Your Sacred Yes: Trading Life-Draining Obligation for Freedom, Passion, and Joy
Susie Larson - 2015
We commit to something because it's a good cause or there's a great need. Or maybe because no one else will help out. The result? The days blur together and we find ourselves overworked and underjoyed, desperate for a faith awakening.In this practical and liberating book, Susie shares biblical ways to: - Learn how--and when--to say no without guilt or shame- Find a pace and perspective that matches God's best for you- Discern man-made obligations from God-given invitationsWill you say yes to the One who will rejuvenate your soul?Includes Reflection Questions for Personal or Group Use. A DVD Study Companion Is Also Available Separately."If your days feel more life-draining than life-giving, let Susie Larson show you how to reclaim the joyful, fruitful life God wants for you."--Mark Batterson, bestselling author and lead pastor of National Community Church"Susie really opened my eyes to look for God's best when deciding where I spend my time. He doesn't give up on us because we made mistakes. He has a design and purpose to fulfill, and the enemy would love nothing more than to take us out with exhaustion and wasted time."--Caroline Barnett, co-pastor of The Dream Center and author of Willing to Walk on Water"Saying yes to God is the most important decision you can make, but it shouldn't stop there. After beginning a relationship with Christ, we must constantly say yes to His influence, wisdom, and power in our lives. Your Sacred Yes will empower and equip you to say yes to a life of freedom, fulfillment, and significance. Say yes!"--Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv and author of From This Day Forward"Challenging us to carefully consider our sacred responsibilities, Susie Larson uses her trademark transparent stories to compel us to rest more and to make the difficult decisions that will prioritize our relationship with God. If you find yourself in the rat race of life, Your Sacred Yes will give you the courage to slow down and say yes to the right things."--Pastor Nate and Jodi Ruch, Emmanuel Christian Center"This is such a timely book for all of us. I am grateful that Susie said yes to writing these sacred truths. This book will strengthen and empower all of us to follow the voice of God with more boldness and clarity."--Brady Boyd, pastor of New Life Church and author of Addicted to Busy
You're Loved No Matter What: Freeing Your Heart from the Need to Be Perfect
Holley Gerth - 2015
But you're not supposed to be perfect. You're supposed to be human. And humans are messy, flawed, glorious, and deeply loved.It's time to lay down those unrealistic expectations that exhaust you.It's time to embrace who you are--even the messy parts.It's time to start living fully instead of just trying not to fail.Let's do this. Together.-----------------------------How would your life be different if you truly believed you're loved just as you are? Bestselling author Holley Gerth shares how God wants to set our hearts free by revealing the lies we believe as well as the scandalous grace and acceptance offered to us instead. She helps us lay down our unrealistic expectations so we can embrace who God created us to be, pursue his purpose for our lives, and offer others the love we've been freely given."I often say it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful. Holley Gerth shows women that's just as true for our hearts as it is for every other area of our lives."--Myquillyn Smith, The Nester, author of The Nesting Place"Holley Gerth shares a breathtaking promise. She's not asking you to try to be better but inviting you to receive what's already yours. That's a message that will not only heal your heart but set you free."--Suzanne Eller, international speaker and author of The Unburdened Heart "If your heart feels entangled by the critical voices of perfectionism, sit down with this book full of encouraging gems of wisdom and let Holley's words guide you to a new beginning, to set your heart free to run in one direction: toward God's love for you."--Bonnie Gray, author of Finding Spiritual Whitespace
I Second That Emotion: Untangling Our Zany Feelings
Patsy Clairmont - 2008
With her trademark conversational style and wit, Patsy Clairmont tackles a subject most women feel at a loss to approach-their feelings."I Second That Emotion" takes one of Patsy's most popular topics at the Women of Faith conferences and shows how you can deal with a turbulent emotional life."I Second That Emotion" pulls some of our emotions out to examine them individually. Think of this book, study guide, and DVD as a spa-a place to be refreshed, revived, and even repaired a little. Don't allow life to push your emotional buttons till you have an emotional meltdown. Instead, let God help you get untangled.
Matters Of The Heart: Stop trying to fix the old - let God give you something new
Juanita Bynum - 1899
You are always concerned about the outward appearance...but what is the condition of your heart toward Me and toward My people? I sat there confused and said to the Lord, 'MY HEART?'... This groundbreaking message will open your eyes to the truth about your own heart. Whether you are new to the faith or have been doing great things for God's kingdom for years, you still need a new heart. This Word from the Lord has changed Dr. Bynum's life, and it will change yours as well! Find out how you can be doing good works for God and not even know Him as you should. Uncover areas where your old heart deceived you, and learn why it can't be fixed. Explore the heart/mind connection and see why this key to intimacy with God is so vital to a healthy, satisfying and effective life. God wants to do some major heart surgery and give you a permanent and improved life. Are you ready to receive.
The Prayer of Jabez Devotional
Bruce H. Wilkinson - 2001
In The Prayer of Jabez Devotional the founder of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries takes you even further in a personal encounter with God's extravagant best for you. Daily readings, inspiring quotes, practical suggestions, and problem-solving will enrich your resolve to take more territory for God. This guided mentoring experience is a personal, thirty-one day spiritual resource to use with or without previous Prayer of Jabez publications.
The Secret to True Happiness: Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow
Joyce Meyer - 2008
After coming through what seemed like a lifetime of abuse, hardship, and oppression, Joyce Meyer has come to live every day in victory and joy. In her new book, she spreads the word that an exciting, enjoyable life is available to everyone! The breakthrough for Joyce came when she started to look at herself through God's eyes. There, she not only saw the truth about herself and changes she needed to make, but came to know His unconditional love. Joyce has packed this book with biblical principles and practical application revealing secrets she has discovered for living a full and joyful life. After reading this informative and entertaining book, you will be ready to ENJOY TODAY and EMBRACE TOMORROW.
Promises from God for Single Women
T.D. Jakes - 2005
D. Jakes delivers a compassionate collection of scriptural verse and empowering wisdom for all women still looking for love, searching for their own divine worth--and longing for a connection with the Lord. If you're a single woman, chances are you have concerns about your life and where it's headed. You may be struggling with loneliness, wondering if you will ever find Mr. Right. Or if you are in a relationship, you may be dealing with issues of commitment, fidelity, sexuality, and intimacy. Now, with inspirational and specifically chosen Bible verses and passages, as well as his own personal understanding and insight, Bishop Jakes guides you through the joys, and sometimes overwhelming hardships, of being single--touching on love, sex, forgiveness, temptation, and other topics that affect your life--all the way directing you toward a stronger relationship with God.Promises from God for Single Women is a vital handbook for navigating the complex path of being a single woman in today's world.
Expect God: What To Do When Your Problem is Hiding Your Promise
Rachel Shafer - 2019
While it’s often easy to see God in the good times, it can be challenging to hold onto hope in the midst of tragedy and impossibilities. In the darkness, things often seem hopeless. But what if God could introduce unexpected, supernatural solutions? What if the giants you are facing didn’t have the final word? What if something impossible and irreversible could be changed miraculously? Wife, mother, and minister Rachel Shafer takes you on a raw journey through her compelling story, filled with angelic intervention, Holy Spirit revelation, divine dreams, and supernatural encounters. From five miscarriages, to adopting a child with special needs, to a ceaseless onslaught of medical issues, Rachel learned in the darkness how to expect God to come through—and He did, again and again! Be empowered to believe in the One who does the impossible. Be overwhelmed by Jesus, not your situation. Step beyond belief into the supernatural dimension of full trust. See emotional scars reversed and rewritten in the signature of Jesus. When you expect a God-encounter in your darkest hour, He will redeem what seems hopeless with supernatural answers!