Category Archives: thoughts by Rick Warren

Your Mouth is a Powerful Tool, Use it Carefully

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29 (NIV) God wants us to use our … Continue reading

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Three Things Fear Does to Relationships

“For the Holy Spirit, God’s gift, does not want you to be afraid of people, but to be wise and strong, and to love them and enjoy being with them.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (TLB) If you want to connect with … Continue reading

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How Do You Find Out God’s Will

“God … invited you into this wonderful friendship with his Son, even Christ our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:9 (TLB) God’s not playing games with you. He wants you to understand his will, his purpose, and his plan for your life. … Continue reading

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How to Love the Unlovable

“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.” Luke 6:32 (NIV) If you only love on and off like a light switch, you do not love others like … Continue reading

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Waiting on God? Don’t Fear, Fret or Faint

“I will bless the Lord and not forget the glorious things he does for me.” Psalm 103:2 (TLB) When our dream is delayed, it causes us to forget many things. We tend to forget our dream. We forget what God … Continue reading

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Your Life is Shaped by Your Thoughts

“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.” Proverbs 4:23 (TEV) God is far more interested in changing your mind than changing your circumstances. We want God to take away all of the problems, pain, sorrow, … Continue reading

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How Difficulty Can Make You Better, not Bitter

“Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, ‘Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved.’” Acts 27:31 (NIV) Life is not fair. You will have problems, difficulties, and hurts that will make you better or bitter. … Continue reading

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Can God Love You More Than He Does Now?

“I know that your love will last for all time, that your faithfulness is as permanent as the sky.” Psalm 89:2 (TEV) Human love wears out; that’s why we have so many divorces. I know a lot of people who … Continue reading

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God Grows Us One Step at a Time

“So get rid of your old self, which made you live as you used to — the old self that was being destroyed by its deceitful desires. Your hearts and minds must be made completely new, and you must put … Continue reading

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Four Benefits to Admitting Your Mistakes

“Admit your faults to one other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” James 5:16a (TLB) There’s a secret ingredient that builds community faster than anything else: admitting our mistakes. But why in the world would … Continue reading

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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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