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Begin your journey today and discover how saying yes to God through humility, honesty, repentance, obedience, and kingdom living can completely transform your life.
Watch Dan Cathy (CEO of Chick-fil-A) share how you can live with purpose in these uncertain times.
Join Duck Dynasty Stars Al & Lisa Robertson as they share with us how marriages can actually grow in the midst of the COVID-19 Crisis.
One of the most wonderful things about the Bible is its reality. It depicts man as he really is, with all his doubts and fears and questions. It shows us ourselves … and then it shows us our all-sufficient God.
How should believers think about material things like money and possessions? More to the point, when we have more than enough to “get by,” what should we do with the surplus? God will lead people in different ways, but the important thing is that we ask Him. “Should I hold on to this, or should I pass it along?”
Watch this recent report from John Avant, president of Life Action, as he shares a first-hand report of how God is moving in Tennessee. https://vimeo.com/395284397/a05e983b89
Join John Avant, president of Life Action, as he takes you on a virtual hike and shares what God’s been teaching him.
Your answer to that question determines everything about you. If you believe God answers prayer, you will pray often and experience all the benefits of that arrangement with Him. But if for some reason you think that prayer is meaningless—a mere shout into the wind—you will never communicate with God. And you will miss everything that matters and lasts.
It is sad to lose something we value … Our health. Our relationships. Our financial employment. Our possessions. Our house. Our ability to be with others. But there is one loss that is greater than all the rest: The loss of God’s presence. If you have Him, you have all that matters and lasts, for everything flows from the presence of the Lord. But if you do that which aborts the presence of God, you will lose the Source of everything valuable and secure in this life and the next.
There is a phenomenon happening right now during the coronavirus crisis that we must not miss. God is systematically stripping away every idol we worship—and He’s doing it all across the world. Taken away from us are our gods of sports, entertainment, health, wealth, position, and power. One by one, we find that the things we looked to for life and meaning suddenly gone, stripped away by a marauding army of germs we can’t even see.
What you’re doing right now is really important. We know it’s been challenging, and we know things will likely get worse before they get better. But your choice to follow Jesus each day in the midst of great difficulty is really important. Your next yes to God is still the path forward; and in this unique season, an extra helping of faith is required.
Hard times happen … places where our back is against the wall and there seems to be no solution, nowhere to go. When our way has been thwarted or the path seemingly closed. When everything seems impossible and confusing. So, what do we do?
Today, I feel as if I have been taken captive inside my own home by an unseen enemy, the coronavirus. My cellmate is my husband, John Avant, president of Life Action. We are hoping to encourage you through this daily column. Will we survive a few weeks isolated from the world? Or will we end up driving each other insane?
During extraordinary times, God often calls us to extraordinary measures. As president of Life Action, I want all of you who know and love our ministry, everyone who has been praying for national revival, and many who have never heard of us but who are crying out to God in these days, to hear from me at least five days a week during this crisis.
Those of us who call ourselves Christ-followers believe some pretty radical things: A Jewish man who lived 2,000 years ago was and is God who came to save us from our sin; that same Jesus will come again, bring history to a close, and make all things right; and a God we can’t see is even now sovereignly ruling the universe.
Gratitude is one of the most foundational components of authentic Christianity. It is the humility that recognizes that what God has done for us is undeserved. It gladly acknowledges, with an open heart and mouth, that everything we’ve received is from God. I have often said that I can tell you how proud a man is by how much or little he prays. But I can also tell you how proud a man is by how quickly or slowly he gives thanks—to others and, most importantly, to God.
Coronavirus. It’s amazing how much fear and panic have been caused by that one word. I write this blog weekly to give updates about movements of God in America and beyond. Occasionally, I’ll also comment on events of our day that could pave the way for or hinder movements of God. If it’s hard to understand what connection the coronavirus could have to revival, a history lesson may help.
Today, we begin something new at Life Action. Every Monday, I plan to share a word from my heart about what I see God doing in our nation and beyond. I will update you on movements of God happening around the country. Sometimes I will have a guest share. I hope you will be excited about this new opportunity to stay more current with what God is doing in our day. And He is doing a lot!
We are living, right now, in a Great Awakening. All the signs are there—churches full of revived Christ-followers who will go wherever He leads, even unto death; believers who love each other deeply and live in unity; bold sharing of the gospel. And, as a result, millions coming to faith in Jesus!
Saying no to God comes from both stubbornness and doubt. Stubbornness, in that we want our will over God’s, and doubt, in that we trust our plan over His.
If I had to count how many days I woke up depressed, anxious, and exhausted, I don’t think I could give you a number.
Every morning, I was on the verge of tears before my feet could even hit the ground to start my day. Getting dressed, fixing hair, doing makeup—none of it mattered compared to the emotional rollercoaster of depression I was riding.