3 Reasons you can say “Yes!” to Mentoring by Melissa Kruger

This week, YBL encourages you to read the following article, "3 Reasons You Can Say 'Yes!' to Mentoring" by Melissa Kruger for The Gospel Coalition. Mentorship is at the heart of YBL Ministries, and we truly believe you will benefit from this article. You can access...

Act Like Men

Act Like Men

"Then, when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the men you approve and send them with your gift to Jerusalem."  1 Corinthians 16:3 “Act like men.” Fewer three-word sentences in the Bible can generate more discussion and debate than this sentence can. Do...

Waiting

Waiting

Waiting is tough! We wait in line. We wait in traffic. We wait at the doctor’s office. We wait, and we wait, and we wait…Many find themselves waiting on God right now. Waiting on God is sometimes a painful process for us as days turn in to weeks, weeks turn in to...

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

If you have gone into a restaurant or waited in line at the post office lately, you may have noticed that there are significant staffing shortages. Some restaurants have gone so far as to offer people $50 simply to apply for a job. There is great demand for good...

What’s on your mind?

What’s on your mind?

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. -Philippians 4:8 Estimates vary, but the average...

Answered/Unanswered Prayers

Answered/Unanswered Prayers

Luke 18:1 And He told them a parable to the effect that they ought to pray and not to lose heart. Luke 11:8-9 I tell you, though he will not get up and give anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him whatever he needs....

Complacency

Complacency

Complacency is defined as self-satisfaction, especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies.   In some reading last week, I came across the following quote by A. W. Tozer: “Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth.” For...

The Surrendered Life–the Call of a Disciple!

The Surrendered Life–the Call of a Disciple!

Pat Morley says that many Christians have started on the wrong foot with Jesus Christ.   He writes, “It is the proposition that Jesus can be Savior without being Lord.  It is the idea that one can add Christ but not subtract sin.  Many of us have merely added Christ...

Maundy Thursday & The Marketplace

Maundy Thursday & The Marketplace

The marketplace is always buzzing with activity. It can push us to feel hurried and anxious. It can tempt us to start setting priorities in line with its prevailing values of profit and loss. With these pressures, especially in the past year, we could let them dictate...

Thirsting for Rest Amid Stress

Thirsting for Rest Amid Stress

“Then God opened Hagar’s eyes, and she saw a well full of water. She quickly filled her water container and gave the boy a drink.” Genesis 21:19 (NLT)   Thirsting For Rest Amid Stress Written by Brenda Bradford Ottinger (Proverbs 31 Ministries)   I’d barely...

What’s In Your Hand?

What’s In Your Hand?

The Lord said to Moses, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A staff.” Exodus 4:2   When God called Moses to lead the people of Israel out of bondage in Egypt, Moses struggled with doubt. He responded to God with question after question, trying to wrap his mind...

Trials, Trust, & Hope

Trials, Trust, & Hope

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. James1:2-3 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take...