Day 16 – From Darkness to Light

Jim Maxim He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son. —Colossians 1:13 I’m going to make a strong statement here that might surprise you. When I met Jesus Christ, He radically stopped Satan from killing me. He...

Day 15 – Learn to Wrestle Well

Jim Maxim For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. —Ephesians 6:12 Have you ever considered what...

Day 14 – How the Holy Spirit Ignites Our Prayers

Daniel Henderson This chapter is adapted from Daniel Henderson’s book Transforming Prayer: How Everything Changes When You Seek God’s Face (Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 2011). But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying...

Day 13 – Seeking God When Life Is Uncertain

Daniel Henderson Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. —Psalm 62:8 Prayer is the most tangible expression of trust in God. —Jerry Bridges I used to say that we live in uncertain times. While I still believe this...

Day 12 – Don’t Feel Like Praying?

Daniel Henderson Over the years, I have been amazed at the paltry desire I’ve felt to pray. I am especially aware of this aversion just prior to the times that I’ve specifically set aside to pray, whether in private or with others. I suppose this confession may come...

Day 11 – Wisdom Will Come into Your Heart

Jim Maxim He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will find good. —Proverbs 19:8 (nkjv) Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. —Proverbs 4:7 (nkjv) I wisdom dwell with prudence, and...

Day 10 – What About You, Storm Chaser?

Jim Maxim For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. —Luke 19:10 Jesus stepped into the boat that day on the Sea of Galilee know- ing there was a storm just ahead. “And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was...

Day 9 – What’s Waiting There?

Jim Maxim And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man… —Mark 5:2 Jesus and His disciples have one more challenge to face on this extraordinary day! As the boat approaches the opposite shore of the lake, the disciples...

Day 8 – Let’s Go to the Other Side

Jim Maxim He [Jesus] said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” —Mark 4:35 It is now early evening in Jesus’s extraordinary day. After He finishes explaining the story of the seed and the different kinds of soil, Jesus turns to His disciples and basically...

Day 7 – One Extraordinary Day

Jim Maxim And he [Jesus] said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” —Mark 4:9 Just one day, twelve short hours, changed the lives of Jesus’s disci- ples forever. That one day, they experienced a surging crowd, a mes- merizing farmer’s tale, a terrifying storm, a...