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Has your heart been broken? Has something terrible happened—or not happened—that feels like it has shattered your life in a million pieces? If so, you are not alone. Jesus’ heart was also broken. He was battered, betrayed, abandoned, and rejected, but He emerged victorious. That’s good news for us, because it means we can emerge victorious when our heart has been broken too! If your heart feels broken today, here are seven ways to pray for healing and restoration from the Lord: 1. Lord,...

by School Of Life on 18 September 2018

What is Prayer? Prayer in its simplest form is communication with God, but as with all relationships, there are levels to this communication. When we partner in the act of communicating with anyone, we do so with the basic understanding that there are at least two parties present. God has been present before we even existed because He is the creator of all things. Our prayer life with Him, though, began as we became familiar with His presence. How Do I Pray? Our initial interactions with God may...

by School Of Life on 18 September 2018

At the end of every day there’s nothing better we can do than to give it all to God. To lay down our worries and cares. To thank him for his blessings and his presence through every hour of the day. To recognize the ways he’s led us, offered protection over our families, and provided for our needs. And though often we know that to be true, it can be difficult to really let everything go. Or we forget to even give him thanks for the constant way he’s at work in our lives. We carry the worries...

by School Of Life on 17 September 2018

Does God’s word still matter to people today? Can stories that were written that long ago hold any bearing in our lives today? It seems nearly impossible to believe that anything written over 2,000 years ago can have any impact on our lives today. Let’s dive into the life of Noah and see how the truths God spoke to Noah still matter for us today! God’s word is alive and active. It is powerful and life-changing. It is full of truth and wisdom that is just as applicable today as it was...

by School Of Life on 17 September 2018

Do you like what you see when you look in the mirror? That girl with her eyes and hair, those cheeks and ears—how do you feel about her? What thoughts zip through your mind when soaking in her reflection? Are they kind or critical, praiseworthy or full of condemnation? If asked these questions 10 years ago, I would have danced around the answers. After all, who likes to admit they don’t like themselves and bash their reflection far too often? But the truth was I didn’t like the woman in...

by School Of Life on 16 September 2018

In all that swirls around us today, from news headlines to daily life struggles, we may be aware more than ever of this one thing: we’re in a battle. We face an enemy every single day that we’re here breathing air. We may not see it. We might forget he’s there. We may lose our focus when things seem tough or get distracted on all that doesn’t really matter. But the truth is – spiritual forces are at work. There’s one who lurks around us today. He’s real. He’s alive....

by School Of Life on 16 September 2018

The Bible first shocked me in high school. Our pastor read from Psalm 137, and the last verse blew my mind—and not in a good way.It read, “Happy is the one who seizes [Babylonian] infants and dashes them against the rocks.” I recoiled. Our pastor explained that the Psalm was meant to horrify us. It demonstrated that there was no human emotion that God had not encountered before. But I wasn’t so sure because I loved the straight and narrow. I kept my emotions in tidy rows, ready for inspection....

by School Of Life on 16 September 2018

We are all tempted and prone to sin because none of us are perfect. King Solomon, one of the wisest men who ever lived, says it like this: “Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins (Ecclesiastes 7:20 [NLT]).” It’s part of human nature to ponder ideas such as: “I could easily change this number so that my hours are higher; no one would know.” Or maybe you’re more tempted with ideas like this: “She really gets on my nerves. If I tell my friends something horrible...

by School Of Life on 16 September 2018

Turning the key to the glass door, we opened it to survey the now vacant church building that lay before us. The insurance office we had transformed into a church was eerily quiet after months of laughter and sermons preached. Today was the last time we would ever open those doors. After five and a half years of church planting, our time had come to an end. In the process, we lost everything. We had to sell our home due to the church not making it financially and move to a different state so...

by School Of Life on 15 September 2018

When we belong to Christ, the enemy never has the final word over our lives. We are secure in God’s hands. Here’s 7 things He offers us to stand firm against attack: 1. The gift of the Holy Spirit God fills us with strength, wisdom, and discernment through His own Spirit to stay strong in the battle. He never leaves us to fend for ourselves and fight in our own strength. We need His fresh filling every day, we need the empowerment that only He can offer. Every believer has the gift of God’s...

by School Of Life on 15 September 2018