Do you struggle having strong faith in the times in which we are living? I know I sometimes do. In fact, this past year, I’ve been on a bit of a roller coaster of faith versus my circumstances. Yes, I admit, the things I’ve been teaching and preaching about for years have been challenged in a new way in my own life, and I’ve often had to cry out, “Lord, give me strength to get through this trial!”
Danny threw an aerial map at me and shouted, “Find a place to land!” I looked at the map which was nothing like a road map and saw nothing that looked familiar. My stomach went into my throat as I put the map down and looked out the window, eagle-eyed, trying to find something in all the farmland below that might possibly be a small airfield. Over in the far distance I spotted…
My map reading adventures began when I was proclaimed the navigator on road trips. Barely able to read, my mom taught me to follow the map route she had shown me on the map so that I could tell her the number or name on the next road we needed to take.
One day my husband walked into the house with architect plans to transform the house into a four-bedroom colonial. I was scared. We would have to move out while the work was being done. We were planning to start homeschooling our six-year-old twins within the year; I felt like I needed...
Connie didn’t know it, but the reason that our seats had been separated was for a divine appointment God had arranged that was about to take place (Psalm 139:4). I kept praying and observing from a distance. Connie was able to give her testimony of the recent...
Did you get the COVID-19 vaccine? Do you want to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Maybe you have, maybe you’re waiting, or maybe you have no interest at all. Well, as a nurse, I have seen the pandemonium related to this terrible virus; and I have seen, up close and personal, the devastation, fear, and anxiety that the whole ordeal has wrought on many.
God impressed us to come and pray and train the people again. The church promised to find more people. On the appointed night, we arrived with much hope and expectation. Announcements had been made from the front of church during the worship service. Less showed up than the first time! But we got on our knees and prayed and claimed God’s promises.
Perichoresis is probably the most important word dealing with your relationship with Christ that is not found in the Bible; however, the concept is. Perichoresis is defined as “mutual indwelling.” Jesus prayed for this mutual intimacy:
It is time for the fire of God to fall again! Not the fire that burns up wood, stone, and water, but the fire from heaven that consumes our pride, lust, self-righteousness, and disbelief. We need the fire from heaven that will burn up our bitterness towards those who have wronged us and our pride that keeps us from making things right with God and with man.
Few places in the world feel like you have walked into the 23rd Psalm like Ireland. A Shepherd, green pastures, paths by still waters, and restoration of the soul. With a far different climate than David’s home in the Promised Land, you could still see a shepherd boy with a harp and not think it unusual.
My son was in a motorcycle accident. Being so far away what could I do? It is my routine to daily lift up their names to the throne of God. So I whispered a prayer in my heart as I listened to the sequence of the accident.