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    Have You Ever Been Alone with God? (1)

    Our Solitude with Him. Jesus doesn’t take us aside and explain things to us all the time; He explains things to us as we are able to understand them. The lives of others are examples for us, but God requires us to examine our own souls. It is slow work— so slow that it takes God all of time and eternity to make a man or woman conform to His purpose. We can only be used by God after we allow Him to show us the deep, hidden areas of our own character. It is astounding how ignorant we are about ourselves!

    The Pitfall of Comparison

    I can’t stop comparing myself to others. “Is he smarter than me? Is she prettier than me? Does she have more friends than I do?” While it can sound like an innocent habit, I ended up being sucked into it, unable to be thankful for whatever I had.

    Am I what I do?

    This was the question that was explored over the pulpit at my church a while ago. We learned that Christians are not defined by their jobs (or lack of), but by their identities in Christ

    Personality

    . . . that they may be one just as We are one . . . —John 17:22

    Personality is the unique, limitless part of our life that makes us distinct from everyone else. It is too vast for us even to comprehend. …

    Individuality

    Jesus said to His disciples, ’If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself . . .’ —Matthew 16:24

    Individuality is the hard outer layer surrounding the inner spiritual life. Individuality shoves others aside, separating and isolating people. We see it as the primary …

    Mending our broken hearts

    Scripture acknowledges that our lives can be changed. God does mend those who are broken, restores what’s been lost, and comes into our lives in such a powerful way there’s no denying the love He has for us. These are truths that would change both Les and John’s lives—and could change yours as well. Discover how you […]

    Seeing Masterpieces

    My father creates custom quivers designed for archers to carry their arrows. He carves elaborate wildlife pictures into pieces of genuine leather, before stitching the material together.

    During a visit, I watched him construct one of his works of art. His careful hands applied just the right pressure as he pressed a sharp blade into the supple leather, creating various textures. Then he dipped a rag into crimson dye and covered the leather with even strokes, magnifying the beauty of his creation.

    As I admired my dad’s confident craftsmanship, I realized how often I fail to acknowledge and appreciate my heavenly Father’s…

    Loving God and others through our scars

    They might not be visible, but we all have scars—both physical and emotional. And our natural instinct is to hide them. But today on Discover the Word, the team will offer biblical encouragement and show how we can actually love God and love others with our scars. It’s part of what makes us “Beauty-Full Beings.” […]

    Loving God with our gifts

    Whether you’re an artist or a mathematician, God has built into each of us a creative spark! And today on Discover the Word, we consider the ways in which our creative talents are used by God to love others. Loving God with our craft—it’s part of the series titled “Beauty-Full Beings.” Tune in today for […]

    Discover how our unique personality affects the way we love God

    No two people are the same. And that’s a good thing! But how does our unique personality affect the way we love God? Today on Discover the Word, we will explore how our understanding of what it means to be a “Beauty-Full Being” changes the way we engage with our Creator. Listen today to Discover the […]

    Learning to love God with your entire being

    Today on Discover the Word, Elisa Morgan leads the team in discussion in regard to what it means that God created us as “Beauty-Full Beings.” We’ll learn how loving God isn’t just a mental or emotional state, but something that happens in the physical world! Discover the life-changing wisdom of the Bible when you listen today […]

    Jesus’s love restores

    Fear comes in a lot of different shapes and sizes, but the Bible tells us that perfect love casts out fear! So today on Discover the Word, be part of the group as we look at how Jesus’s love restores the intimacy that fear breaks down. Tune in for another inspiring discussion based on Elisa’s […]

    How not to struggle with comparison

    We live in a culture of comparison. And compared to some, we feel we’re doing great. Compared to others, we don’t measure up. But today on Discover the Word, we will examine how our often inaccurate view of ourselves can also distort our view of God. Struggling with comparison? Well, be part of the group […]

    God really does love us

    God loved us before we ever put our faith in Him. And our doubts about whether He does, then or now, can’t remove us from His love! That’s the subject of the conversation today on Discover the Word when we examine our fears and doubts about whether God really does love us. It’s a freeing […]

    Learn to see yourself as God does

    Is it possible to have a right view of God, but a wrong view of yourself? Today on Discover the Word, we’ll explore how often our theology needs to move from our head to our hearts. Learn to see yourself the way God does with a discussion based on Elisa’s book, “Beauty Full Beings.” Listen […]