Valentine’s Day Reminder

Remember not too long ago, you were passing out Valentines to every classmate with little hearts drawn on the little pack of cards bought by your parents. I’m sure back then little thought was given to the fact that the biblical principle, loving thy neighbor as thyself, may not have crossed your minds. But then as…

How to Get Prayers Answered

When we pray the fundamental question is how do we get God to respond positively to our request? It should never be whether or not Jesus listens because He is always at the right hand of God (Hebrews 8:1-2), the Holy Spirit lives inside of us (John 14:16-17; 1 John 4:4) and hears even the groans of…

How to Get Prayers Answered

When we pray the fundamental question is how do we get God to respond positively to our request? It should never be whether or not Jesus listens because He is always at the right hand of God (Hebrews 8:1-2), the Holy Spirit lives inside of us (John 14:16-17; 1 John 4:4) and hears even the…

Prayer Focus

If there is anything that I battle with in my walk with the Lord is not praying as I go, but taking time to pray that is alone time with God. This was so much a part of the Jewish culture as we see has become a pattern with traditional Jews who stop each day…

Faithful Prayer

Have you ever prayed and feel like God is listening but not responding? You know He is providing complete attention but He is silent. You are not the only one. David felt the same; “To you, O Lord, I call; my rock, do not be deaf to me, I will become like those who go…

Empowered by God’s Presence

Our biblical heroes were not superhuman, they overcame and grew due to their reliance on God’s continual presence and His powerful healing in the midst of their circumstances.  God’s presence is a necessary reminder of who heals us as we encounter church hurt, divorce, past negative experiences, feeling alone, marital issues, past abuse, cancer survivors,…

Abiding in God’s Love

 Abraham Lincoln was successful not just because he became president of the United States of America but because no matter how poor or how many times, he lost a race, he never gave up (I believe 8 times). It took a very long time for people to believe in this self-educated lawyer. At one time he…

Expecting God’s Hand

Let us end this year forgetting what is behind and begin the new year with great expectations. What I mean is don’t allow anything in the pass year to curb our excitement or reduce our expectations for the new year. There are many people who are not here at the end of this year but…

Immanuel

The Christmas season does not erase all the events that may have taken place in our lives this year. For some people it maybe an added financial burden. For some individuals the pain of losing a loved one heightens because of all the things that person did during Christmas that is missed. Christmas maybe the…

Challenge to Count

from Eve Cannings Recently, I read an article of a rich lawyer who was involved in a serious accident and even though this story was funny, it had a message of how we can sometimes loose our focus resulting in the loss of gratitude. The article read: Mr. Jones, a well-established lawyer was involved in…