The crisis that has happened may not have been initiated by God, but He has allowed it. He has the wisdom and the power to turn this on its head and use it for good.
I was greatly blessed by a message I heard on the story of Obadiah from 1 Kings 18:1-19. This is not the Obadiah who wrote the OT book.
In Lk. 17:1-10, the Centurion was doing well and helped finance the building of a synagogue. He had a servant that he cared about. However, the servant he cared about, was not a family member.
In Mark 6:30-44, Jesus feeds 5,000 men, not including the women and children who were there. To say that a person should be impacted by that event is no doubt an understatement.
A group of some of the most interesting commands in Scripture are found in three consecutive verses. They are in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
Many of us remember the words of wisdom our Moms and Dads would give us when we were young, especially when they were upset with us. “How many times do I have to tell you…”
Whenever someone is successful at something you want success in, it’s a good idea to look at their life and how they were successful. It’s much simpler to borrow their ideas than to reinvent the wheel.
Do you ever almost feel guilty asking God for what you want? I have. I have thought, and have heard others express, that it can feel “selfish” to ask.
If you're an independent person like I am, the last few weeks have felt strange. COVID-19 has become a new part of our vocabulary.
“Popcorn prayers” are wonderful. Those are the prayers we offer immediately when a need comes to mind or as a situation calls for it, like a friend giving a prayer request.
How many of us have tried to live right, only to be frustrated with ourselves, with God, with the Christian life? There’s a reason.
Do you remember the story of Jesus healing of the blind man at Bethsaida? The story tells us the healing took place in stages; two of them to be exact.
“The beginning of moral change is a new self-esteem. That’s given to us in Christ. Self-hatred ruins the process of growth.”