God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith. Acts 15:8-9


• Salvation is available to all who believe in Jesus Christ.
• Your heart is truly purified when you believe by faith.
• When conflicts arise, seek counsel from spiritually mature and trustworthy people.


Father, I thank you for the wise and trustworthy friends you have placed in my life. Thank you for helping me work through challenges and difficulties in recent days. I pray for wisdom and understanding in every decision I need to make. Give me clarity, confidence and courage to make good choices. Purify my heart and restore the joy of my salvation. Help me to be accepting of others and less judgmental. In Jesus’ name, amen!

God’s Winning Word is a weekly devotional written by Bill Wilson.