Category Archives: thoughts by Rick Warren

Five Ways to Relax in God’s Grace

“Be careful that no one fails to receive God’s grace.” Hebrews 12:15a (NCV) How do you learn to “R.E.L.A.X.” in the liberating grace of God? Realize nobody’s perfect. Psalm 119:96 says, “Nothing is perfect except your words” (LB). What society … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Distractions Keep You from Your Best

“Get wisdom; develop good judgment.” Proverbs 4:5a (NLT) One of the most important tests we all face as we try to achieve what God has called us to do is cultural distractions. Can you relate to losing your focus because … Continue reading

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To Hear God, Get Near God

“It is the Lord who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6 (TEV) You say, “I want to trust God, but I don’t hear him.” You don’t hear God when your mind is filled with a thousand … Continue reading

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The Greatest Gift of Love is Attention

“Give special attention to those who are in the family of believers.” Galatians 6:10 (NCV) The Bible says in Galatians 6:10, “Give special attention to those who are in the family of believers” (NCV). So why do people in the … Continue reading

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Pride Destroys, Humility Builds Up

“Be humble and give more honor to others than to yourselves.” Philippians 2:3b (NCV) Pride destroys relationships. It shows up in a lot of different ways, like criticism, competition, stubbornness, and superficiality. The problem with pride is it’s self-deceiving. Everybody … Continue reading

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Only God Can Provide

“Since he did not spare even his own Son for us but gave him up for us all, won’t he also surely give us everything else?” Romans 8:32 (TLB) The major cause of stress in your life is worry. You … Continue reading

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Jesus Turns Your ‘Hopeless End’ into ‘Endless Hope’

“This happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us … and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver … Continue reading

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Do Your Work Well and Don’t Compare

 “Do your own work well, and then you will have something to be proud of. But don’t compare yourself with others.” Galatians 6:4 (CEV) Satan will try to steal your joy of service in two ways: by tempting you to … Continue reading

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You are God’s Masterpiece

“We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) The reason you have value is because of what God says about … Continue reading

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God Looks at You Through Eyes of Grace

“Don’t treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die.”  Galatians 2:21 (NLT) The Bible says in John 1:17, “The law was … Continue reading

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Four Steps to Defeating the Giants

“You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty …. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hands …. And the whole world will know … Continue reading

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God’s Voice Will Bring Peace

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and … Continue reading

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Winning the War Inside of You

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12 (NIV) You may not … Continue reading

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Easter: Jesus’ Death

“That’s what Christ did definitively: suffered because of others’ sins, the Righteous One for the unrighteous ones. He went through it all—was put to death and then made alive—to bring us to God” 1 Peter 3:18 (MSG). Easter celebrates an … Continue reading

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Use Your Gift as an Act of Worship

“When you produce much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified.” John 15:8a (AMP) When you use the gifts that God has given you, it is an act of worship. What is it that makes God smile? Some people think … Continue reading

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