Phil Wickham’s Hymn of Heaven Devotional Series: “Battle Belongs” [Day 1]

We’ve partnered with Phil Wickham for this 12-part devotional series in celebration of Phil’s new album, Hymn of Heaven. Each daily reading corresponds with a song on the album!

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Here’s What To Do If You Want To Be A Better Person

It’s happened to all of us. Someone did us wrong!

When somebody wrongs us, either by accident or on purpose, it can be extremely hard to get over it. In fact, we may never be able to reconcile with the wrongdoer. That said, forgiveness is essential and it gives us a chance to heal and become a better person. Don’t get me wrong. Forgiving doesn’t mean that you’re excusing what someone or a collection of people did. It especially doesn’t mean that you can’t still have feelings about what happened.

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I’ve Always Been A Little Bit Afraid Of This One Thing

The spiritual parallels between the this and our life with God are endless. It’s the clearest picture of His mercy and grace washing the guilt and shame away completely.

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The Best Things To Do When You’re In A Spiritual Dry Spell

Dry spells are moments when we doubt God’s presence in our lives. We may cognitively know that God is always near, but we struggle to truly feel His presence.

Aerial panorama of Botafogo Bay , Rio De Janeiro

How I Found Crazy Generous Love (+The Way It Transformed Me)

A few years ago, we gathered a team together that was going to Brazil on a missions trip. Our church supports missionaries there and we wanted to visit and serve in the community we have been supporting for decades. As God seems to do often, He blessed us with life lessons far beyond our expectations.

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The Biggest Reason Why You Need To “Pull Weeds” From Your Life

It’s so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life that I forget to take a moment and ask, “Is this adding to my life or taking away? Is this bringing me closer to God or further?”

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The Sun Is Shining All Around You

A prisoner leans forward to get his face in direct line with the few angled beams of sunshine that make it past the bars and shadows of a tiny cell block window, to feel the warmth and glow and pure joy that such a simple thing can bring.

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The Unforgettable Beauty of Being the Involved Dad

Parenting gets a bad rap in pop culture. But the garden I was given to keep—a little boy and a baby girl and a woman—was beautiful.

My job? Helping them thrive and grow and bloom.

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Obedience – An Act Of Faith

We’re called to trust God and choose obedience, even when we don’t feel like it.

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What’s Your Focus?

There’s nothing fun about the tough times of life. But if we focus on God, our worries disappear and we find encouragement in Him.