Janet Pope has memorized an amazing 90 chapters of the Bible, including 11 New Testament books. In His Word in My Heart, she enthusiastically shares with readers why memorizing Scripture is so important to the walk of the believer.
Why memorize the Bible? In our information-saturated society, with so many details to take in, the idea of memorizing Scripture can seem overwhelming—like one more task on a checklist. But pastor Joshua Choonmin Kang has discovered what happens when we do spend time memorizing God's Word: we grasp a larger, truer picture of God. We more closely and more often imitate Christ. We worship God "in Spirit and in truth." We're better able to fulfill God's mission. However, Pastor Kang also knows that memorizing Scripture isn't easy. The process itself, like the transformation it brings, doesn't happen overnight. Scripture by Heart is therefore his help for your growth in this important practice. He offers here 30 short devotional readings that motivate you to memorize God's Word spiritual practices interspersed throughout that teach you how to memorize specific help for persevering when you feel stuck or overwhelmed a step-by-step approach that roots Scripture in your mind and heart There is no substitute for God's Word and no shortcut to having it dwell in us. But there is help here for the journey. Pastor Kang's words and wisdom can guide you into a new relationship with the living Word, and the God it reveals.
Author: Gary Smalley
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2012-03-26
Out of your heart flow your words and actions. Change your heart, and you'll change your life. According to best-selling author Dr. Gary Smalley, nobody has to live by the destructive subtle lies or believe the distortions of truth this world holds out to us. There are steps, strategies, and beliefs people can bring to their lives to either totally transform them or quietly improve them-and it all starts with hiding God's Word in their hearts. Hiding God's Word in his heart radically changed the life of Smalley himself, and he is seeing it revolutionize the lives of people around him as well-from lust, materialism, selfishness, anger, stress, overeating, anxiety, and guilt, just to name a few. No matter a person's age, experiences, or previous patterns, this book will guide readers to the whys and hows of orchestrating their beliefs to forever change their lives and relationships.
Author: Arthur Bennett
Publisher: Banner of Truth
Release Date: 2003-03-01
The strength of Puritan character and life lay in prayer and meditation. In this practice the spirit of prayer was regarded as of first importance and the best form of prayer, for living prayer is the characteristic of genuine spirituality. Yet prayer is also vocal and may therefore on occasions be written. Consequently in the Puritan tradition there are many written prayers and meditations which constitute an important corpus of inspiring devotional literature. Too often ex tempore prayer lacks variety, order and definiteness. The reason for this lies partly in a neglect of due preparation. It is here that the care and scriptural thoroughness which others found necessary in their approach to God may be of help. This book has been prepared not to 'supply' prayers but to prompt and encourage the Christian as he treads the path on which others have gone before.
Author: Jesse R. Watson Jr.
Publisher: WestBow Press
Release Date: 2012-01
Morning Coffee is a practical approach to reading and applying the Word. Many people have a hard time getting going in the morning, which can make for a long week. This book will give people the edge they need to motivate them to make it through the day and ultimately through the week. If our spirit is satisfied daily, the rest of our body will fall in line. Everybody feels like they need a morning cup of joe, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, I submitted my will to the Lord's to be used to brew up the flavor of the day. So as the sun rises, find a quiet place to make time for the Morning Coffee. This is the right way to start your day. When you are empty, He will fill your cup.
Author: Lindsay Roberts
Publisher: Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association
Release Date: 2015-08-19
Are you pressured? Stressed? Frustrated? You're not alone. Stress happens to all of us. The question is, "What do you do when you are under stress?" Does it take control of you? Or do you have a plan to deal with stress? It's almost a guarantee that if you are alive and breathing, stress will eventually find you. "The issue is not avoiding stress," says author Lindsay Roberts. "It's how we react under pressure that builds our character, strengthens our moral fiber, and develops our inner strength." Stress can actually work for your good. With her vibrant life filled with two television programs, a speaking schedule, her role as a devoted wife to a leading minister, and mother to three daughters, Lindsay is no stranger to stress. In this powerful book, Lindsay outlines biblical responses that will help you overcome your stressful situations. In her usual humorous style, Lindsay Roberts fills her teaching with captivating examples of her successful application of the biblical truths taught in this book.
Everyone has friends or family who suffer from sickness, disability, depression, or the death of a loved one. Often times, the people who love the hurting also struggle in their own unique ways. They tend to suffer in silence and without much support from others. Writing from the unique perspective of one who needs extra help on a daily basis, Dave Furman offers insight into the support, encouragement, and wisdom that people need when helping others. Furman draws on his own life experiences, examples from the Bible, and wisdom from Christians throughout history to address the heart and ministry of those who are called to serve others. Deeply personal and powerfully pastoral, this book points readers to the strength that only God can provide as they love those who are hurting. Afterword written by Gloria Furman, the author's wife.
The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.
Author: Elizabeth George
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release Date: 1999-01-01
More than 190,000 copies of Elizabeth George's Growth and Study Guides have been sold! Her newest one, based on her encouraging book Loving God with All Your Mind (more than 200,000 copies sold), provides insights and thoughtful questions to help women— focus on God and His principles for life turn daily struggles over to God apply God's truths to everyday life recognize and live God's purpose for their lives find peace in all circumstances Drawing on biblical wisdom, Elizabeth helps women sort through their emotions and find inner strength and peace by focusing on what is true and godly. For group or personal study.
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2007-11-04
The Word of God is a love letter from the heart of our heavenly Father. It is unequaled in its ability to comfort, to counsel, to challenge, to exhort, and to change lives. The New Spirit-Filled Life Bible for Women beautifully presents the rich and timeless truths of God's living Word with wisdom from more than 100 of the most respected women in the body of Christ. These beloved authors, speakers, and ministry leaders have come together to help you understand and apply the Scriptures to your life as you discover God's promises and fulfill His holy purpose for you by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Author: Bill Bright
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release Date: 2005-01
Familiarizes readers with the teachings of Jesus, the manifestations of the Holy Spirit, and the divine character of God, while raising greater awareness of who God is and how people can know him intimately. Original.