Did you ever play with a Jack-in-the-box as a child? I remember winding it up and every time, surprising me when it would pop out. Anger works much the same way. Often, we allow ourselves to get so wound up that we eventually burst out at others - maybe catching them off-guard. This week, I want you to focus on ways you can be slow to anger.
Colton Dixon is a former American Idol finalist, and he knows what "Hollywood" can be like. But this week, he wants to remind you that it doesn't matter what the world thinks about you. Each of us is "fearfully, and wonderfully made." You have an identity in Christ.
I try to be healthy and eat vegetables on a regular basis, but occasionally when I don't have time to cut them up, I'll cheat.
Most of us use alarm clocks to wake us up in the morning. I need one just to keep me awake sometimes by the end of the day!
I'm reminded of what it says in 1 Peter about staying alert, and not to let our guard down, because that's when the enemy, the devil, will strike.
So this week, let's not get too comfortable, and be ready for anything.
Seeing one of these boxes sitting at my doorstep gets me really excited. And it's really shifted the way we think about how quickly we can get things.
But there are some things worth waiting for. I was reminded recently of what it says in James 5:8 about being patient as we wait for the Lord's return. This week, remember to wait on the Lord, because His timing is perfect.
No matter what kind of day you're having, or what somebody else says about you, if you're alive in Christ, you have hope in this moment.
Kristian Stanfill, Melodie Malone, and Brett Younker from Passion share this special 1-Minute Devotional this week to remind you of the amazing future that is waiting for you.
The Bible talks a lot about rocks. They're strong, they can't easily be broken, and provide a solid foundation.
You never know the kind of impact you're going to have on the people you encounter. I share the story of a chance encounter my grandfather had with some missionaries that changed the trajectory of his and my life forever.
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