Category Archives: thoughts by Rick Warren

Rick Warren: Giving Yourself Away in Love

Rick Warren: Giving Yourself Away in Love. Love is the only thing that can change the unchangeable. Love invigorates. Love revitalizes. Love renews. Love refreshes. Continue reading

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Rick Warren – Four Reasons God Expects You to be Merciful

Jesus says in Matthew 5:7, “God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy” Continue reading

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Rick Warren: Stress Management Starts in the Mind

What does your mind think about? “Think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected.” Philippians 4:8 Continue reading

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You’re Responsible for what You Allow in Your Mind

“A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.” Proverbs 15:14 (NLT, 2nd edition) Our minds control everything else about us. Our thoughts influence our feelings. Our feelings impact our actions. What you think matters, because … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to Live with Guilt – by Rick Warren

“A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. But if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets another chance.” Proverbs 28:13 (TLB) God is always ready to give you another chance. That’s a bedrock piece of … Continue reading

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Easter: Jesus’ Death – by Rick Warren

“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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Easter Shows Us God’s Amazing Love by Rick Warren

“God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners Romans 5:8 (NLT). Everything that Jesus did for you He did out of love. The Bible says that God made you … Continue reading

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Worship Renews Your Strength by Rick Warren

“Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy.” Psalm 100:2 (NLT, second edition) To strengthen your faith, you must unite with others in worship. Worship is for God, but it also has benefits for you. Here are … Continue reading

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How to Face Your Fear and Indecision by Rick Warren

“Trust the LORD with all your heart, and don’t depend on your own understanding. Remember the LORD in all you do, and he will give you success.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NCV) The root of all indecision is fear. We all have … Continue reading

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Focus on Your Purpose, Not Your Problem – by Rick Warren

“If by continuing to live I can do more worthwhile work, then I am not sure which I should choose. I am pulled in two directions. I want very much to leave this life and be with Christ, which is … Continue reading

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The Key to a Balanced Life: Jesus

By Rick Warren – The Key to a Balanced Life: Jesus. How do you do know what you’re building your life around? Take a look at whatever you think about the most. That’s what is driving you. Continue reading

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By Rick Warren – We Love Because God First Loved Us

We Love Because God First Loved Us — by Rick Warren. The only reason you can love God or anybody else is because God first loved you. Continue reading

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Six Ways God Blesses a Broken Heart

Six Ways God Blesses a Broken Heart by Rick Warren. “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, and he saves those whose spirits have been crushed.” Psalm 34:18 Continue reading

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Trusting God When I Don’t Understand

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) When the children of Israel were finally set free … Continue reading

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Move Forward in Faith, Not By Feelings

“Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.” Psalm 126:5-6 (NLT, 2nd edition) You need to plant by faith, … Continue reading

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