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Does the Bible Say Anything about Sleep?

The Bible has much to say about sleep. And like food and water, the passages cover the physical, emotional, and spiritual metaphorical aspects of sleep. What does the Bible say about sleep?

Why Do You Believe?

Why do you believe? In what moments has Jesus touched you in such a way that you know that you knowHe is the“Son of God, the King of Israel”?

5 Ways to Survive the End of the World

Did you feel it? Scientists recently reported that Earth reached its highest average temperature in recorded history. Is this the beginning of the end? Some people believe climate change will be the end of us, or the world could end with a global pandemic like covid–19, a worldwide natural disaster such as solar flares from the sun, or nuclear or civil war. When an era like the 2020s brings chaos and calamity, people begin to talk more about eschatology—the theological study of the "end of the world" or "end times."What we believe about the end times determines how we live in the middle. As Christians, the Bible is our final word about the ultimate destiny of humanity—and it has a lot to say. Jesus, Paul, John, and Peter all spoke about the end of the world as if it could happen at any moment. Peter wrote:The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore . . . (1 Peter 4:7 NLT)“Therefore” is the pivot Peter uses to swing from scary predictions to practical steps as he reveals these five surprising strategies for surviving the end of the world as you know it.Photo Credit: ©Getty Images/franckreporter

5 Signs God Is Telling You to Move On

Life is an adventurous journey that is filled with opportunities. Sometimes, you find yourself at a crossroads, unsure of whether to continue down a particular path or to make a change. You face a decision about whether to stay or go from a situation. It’s important to seek signs from God to help you figure out the best course of action at those times. If you’re in a situation that is no longer good for you – such as an unhealthy relationship or an unproductive job – God will lead you to move on from it. The Bible provides valuable wisdom on how to understand when God is telling you to move on from situations that are no longer where you should be.Remember that seeking God’s will requires patience and discernment. Don’t rush the process. Communicate regularly with God, and seek counsel from faithful people you trust, such as mentors, friends, clergy people, or counselors who can provide additional insights and support in your decision-making process. Carefully determine what to do as God gives you signs and leads you in a certain direction. Trust that God will reveal your next steps for moving forward at the best time and in the best ways.Here are five key signs God is telling you to move on:Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/Rasica

The Bachelor's Madi Prewett Discusses How She Stands Firm in Her Faith

So I came into college with as many questions as I had in high school, really asking, you know, where do I fit in? How do I belong? How do I get guys' attention? How do I make other people love me and want me and accept me ... a lot of questions that I feel like a lot of us wrestle with because we all want to be loved. We all want to be known. We all want to feel like we belong

Take Comfort in This Truth: The Lord Will Fight for You

The young nation of Israel learned a lesson about this early on in their journey to the Promised Land. When the people found themselves trapped between the Red Sea and the powerful Egyptian army, they let fear overcome their faith. Moses reminded them to look to the Lord, who could – and would – deliver them.

What Does the Bible Say About Drinking Alcohol?

I have always been taught that drinking was spoken against in the Bible and that it was wrong. Recently, I've been talking to a Christian friend who told me that it was actually okay to drink alcohol according to the Bible. Can you help me sort out these conflicting values?

6 Ways to Give Without Stretching Yourself Thin

Most of us think giving is associated with gifts. Money is often tight in my home, so I must find other things to demonstrate giving besides material things. But I find myself doing so out of obligation and feeling angry and emotionally depleted as a result. Yet, we can give many thingsother than money. 2 Corinthians 9:7 says, "Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."We can choose to be cheerful givers, but it's important to know our limitations and not feel like we are ignoring our own needs. Here are six things you can give well without stretching yourself thin and still making time for your responsibilities:
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6 Scriptures That Changed My Life

Growing up, the Bible was in my bedroom but seldom opened. I believed in Jesus and cannot remember a time I felt as if God didn’t exist. God just was. However, I did not follow Him as Lord and Savior growing up. In God’s lovingkindness and faithfulness to me, that changed over time. Far from being a God who “just was,” I discovered that he is “the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come” (Revelation 1:8).As different opportunities arose, I heard more of God’s Word through circumstances, through other believers, through music, and for myself as I started to open up the Bible and engage with it more. What I found was a book that was the very word of God, which is “alive and active… sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).Here are a selection of verses that have shaped my walk as a follower of Jesus. May they bless you as much as they have encouraged and sustained me.Photo credit: Unsplash/Carolyn V

10 Ways to Know You’re Becoming More Christlike

The marks on the back door tell of the growth of the children over the years.The clothing in back of the closet the kids can no longer wear speak of the growth of your young’uns.The escalating cost of schoolbooks as the kids move into high school and then into college bear eloquent testimony to the maturation of the offspring.They’re growing up.But how can you tell when spiritual growth is taking place? Where are the markers? How are we to know if one’s development as a disciple of Jesus Christ has plateaued or is even regressing?To my knowledge, there is no answer book for this question. There are only indicators.Here is my list of ten signs–indicators, markers–that we are growing in Christ, that we are getting it right.Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/Abimelec Olan

How You Can Sow Into the Lives of Others

In the Christian faith, sowing a seed means to plant a seed of the spirit into a person's life. We do this by sharing our love for people and teaching them what the Bible says. By doing this, we also proclaim our faith in the Lord, that he will nurture it and grow it as he sees fit and in His timing.

Does God Forgive All of Our Sins?

The good news is that God will forgive our sins. In the early days, people sacrificed animals and did other rituals to make up for their wrongdoings, but these things had to be done over and over again, and they never fully made up for the wrong done. But when God sent his son, Jesus, and Jesus died on the cross for us, the Bible tells us we were saved.

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