Instructions on How to Catch a Fox
God has gifted us and called us to live a wild life unchained by fear and greed, but how do we escape, if we’ve been caught by those tempting illusions of security?
“Build an eight-foot-long wooden fence in the forest,” wrote Seth Godin in his book The Icarus Deception.
Women Growing in Faith and Strength
World Challenge’s partners in India are working to help widows and their daughters discover the hope and purpose God has for their lives.
Amara* was crushed when her husband died from COVID-19 in April. She was left to support her two children as well as their grandmother alone. As if the grief and being the home’s sole source of income weren’t enough, she also had to contend with enormous medical bills from her husband’s hospitalization.
Run Your Fingers Through Your Hair
Christ described the last days as a troubling and frightful time. What did he give us to prepare us for these calamities? What was his antidote to the fear that was going to come?
He gave us the illustration of our Father watching the sparrow, of God numbering the very hairs on our heads. These illustrations become even more meaningful when we consider the context in which Jesus gave them.
God Has Everything Under Control
The whole world is trembling right now over the outbreak of terror and calamities happening throughout the earth. Every day we wake up to learn of another disaster. Some observers say we are witnessing the beginnings of World War III.
1 John 5:14
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
A Foolish Action, A Glorious Testimony
In 1958, I was brokenhearted over a news story about seven teenage boys who stood trial for murdering a crippled boy. The Holy Spirit stirred in me so strongly that I felt led to go to the New York courthouse where the trial was taking place, and I entered the courtroom convinced the Spirit had prompted me to try to talk to those youngsters.
Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.