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Surviving the Wait With Courage

Continued delays can be disheartening, especially when circumstances don’t go your way or your burdens become too heavy to carry. Most likely, you’ve experienced heartbreaking occasions before—devastating disappointments that have robbed you of the last of your strength and resolve. The days, weeks, months, and sometimes years go by without any answers to your prayers…. Read More ›

Claiming God’s Promises in the Delays

There’s an important principle in Scripture that will open the door to the treasure houses of heaven for you once you learn and apply it. You especially need this principle during times of waiting because it will keep you steady and strong as the storms of adversity and waves of doubt arise.  What is this… Read More ›

God’s Will in Uncertainty

It’s safe to say that the questions I’m most frequently asked involve the issue of God’s will. People often ask, “How do I know what the Lord wants me to do with my life?” Or, “When I have two options, how can I know which way the Father wants me to go?” I’ve also found… Read More ›

Idols That Impede Your Faith  

As we direct our focus to the Father and wait patiently for His will to open wide the way in our lives, we may discover that there are many things standing in the way of deepening our relationship with God and exercising our faith in Him.  These strongholds—or idols—are very subtle. They steal into your… Read More ›

Christians Philosophy?

A person’s worldview has an impact on how they live and interpret their experiences, whether or not they are consciously aware of this

Directing Our Focus to God

Do you know who it is you’re waiting for? Someone may say, “I’m hoping for an employer to notice my resume.” Another person might add, “I’m waiting for a spouse,” or, “I’m anticipating having a child.” We tend to focus on the object of our desire, rather than the Provider. But really—no matter who or what the subject of… Read More ›

How Long, O Lord?

No one likes delays. And nothing diminishes the pain we feel as the days pass and we continue to struggle with our hopes and fears. Whether it’s the hours that throw off our plans, the days and weeks that cause uncertainty, or the years we spend wondering if God will ever fulfill His promises to… Read More ›

The “Nevers” of Life

Never. It’s the word that can stir the deepest fear in the bravest heart.  “I’ll never find a job.” “This will never get better.” “I’ll never get married.” “I’ll never have the child I long for.” “He’ll never come home to me.” It’s the lie that originates with our sinful nature, and it insists on… Read More ›

Let’s Choose the Big Picture  

It’s no secret that our world seems more divided than ever. Whether it’s political parties that can’t agree on a nation’s budget or religious groups that spew hatred toward each other, there always seems to be a tension in the relational, spiritual, and political climate of our world. In this Plan, we’ve discussed several different… Read More ›

THE IDEA OF GOD

It is what man will be bound to recognize when he looks at the Truth of the Idea of God, namely the Truth of God as being God’s, independent but not inclusive of the thinking of the person, and the Truth of the working in man by God as an integrative strength, but not in him, which he is working in, as the necessity of a process of spiritual integration.

Grace and Truth 

We live in a world of individual classrooms, because we get to be taught by the experiences of others. Some of us have endured traumatic events in our lives and because of God’s grace, we have survived, been redeemed, and made completely new in Christ! This isn’t the case for everyone. The very pain and… Read More ›

Show Empathy  

Most people have heard of the word sympathy. Simply put, sympathy is when we have common feelings of sadness or pity for and with someone else. Empathy has similar beginnings as sympathy, but it’s quite different. While sympathy suggests that you share the feelings of someone else because of a similar experience, empathy implies that you have the capacity to imagine the feelings someone… Read More ›

Be Respectful 

To show respect to someone means that we esteem them. Even if we don’t agree with someone’s stance, we can still treat them respectfully. It’s not about feeling respect for them, but showing it to them. If you want to learn how to show respect to others, try spending time with someone who doesn’t agree with you. Showing respect… Read More ›

Called to Love

We’ll never completely agree with another person on everything. Not even our spouse or best friend. Of the nearly eight billion people in the world right now, there’s not a single person like you. That means there won’t be anyone with your exact viewpoint on life, politics, money, relationships, or religion. You are uniquely you,… Read More ›

Facing Fear with Prayer

Jesus explained to his disciples the miracle of the fig tree withering. “If you have faith and do not doubt ……if you say to the mountain ……it will happen” (emphasis, mine) There is power in words. We can’t ever underestimate their weight. Words attract consequences.  The Bible says that life and death are in the power of… Read More ›

Faith = Not seen but Hoped for.

In today’s Scripture passage, we read about how Elisha sees the supernatural, while his servant sees the natural. Elisha exercised faith, while his servant exercised fear.  Faith takes cognisance of the character and promises of God, while fear focuses on the visible and natural. Faith is the evidence of things not seen and the substance of things hoped for…. Read More ›

Life’s Meaning

Socrates famously said that the unconsidered life is not worth living. He meant that a life lived without forethought or principle is a life so vulnerable to chance, and so dependent on the choices and actions of others, that it is of little real value to the person living it. He further meant that a… Read More ›

Authenticity

Authenticity is an important value to me. So often I have found it difficult to muster up positive thoughts or statements when they simply do not line up with my feelings. For example, if I have flu-like symptoms, I am not going to repeatedly say, “I am not sick, I am not sick, I am not… Read More ›

Looking for Peace in times of War

In Philippians 4:6-7, the Apostle Paul challenges us to be anxious for nothing. Instead, we are to pray and give thanks. It’s easy to express our thanks to God on the heels of a victory or after receiving a miraculous breakthrough. But we will see that we are called to do this in the midst… Read More ›

Struggle – Anxiety

If you struggle with worry or stress has its grip on you, then you are on a path I have walked. From time to time, this path still emerges and beckons me down it’s shadowy corridor. But now, I have employed solid, daily practices that have helped me not to be gripped by anxiety. I… Read More ›

Weakened Faith

Maybe you’ve found yourself in a place where you literally have nothing left. Your faith is depleted, your doubts are overwhelming you, you’re fearful about the future, and to make matters worse, you’re beginning to doubt God. You’ve got nothing left to offer others and certainly nothing left for yourself. Attempting to accomplish the most… Read More ›

Deny the World.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

Humility

We live in a self-obsessed world. We have to find ourselves, figure-out ourselves, express ourselves, empower ourselves, perfect ourselves, be true to ourselves – what does it all mean really? 

PLEASURE in Faith

There’s no doubt about it: Our faith pleases God. And the lack of it displeases God. In the Bible portion we read today, Jesus marveled at the faith of the centurion. We also read that he marveled at the unbelief of people he encountered in his ministry – because of their unbelief he “could not… Read More ›

Abandoned

Do you ever feel abandoned? Do you ever feel like no one is sticking with you? Well, you are wrong, because you have not been abandoned, as seen in today’s verse.

Fearless in the Unknown

When God made His covenant with Israel regarding the Promised Land, He originally promised them 300,000 square miles of land. When Israel finally went in and started conquering, they quit at about 3,000 square miles. They only took possession of around 10% of what God had promised them. Even to this day, they still don’t… Read More ›

Seeking Tolerance in a Intolerant World

World gone mad or have we gone mad. The world has not changed. The sun continues to rise and set. Humanity is still as depraved and self righteous as before. The human heart and soul is the constant as the sun rises and sets. Don’t fool yourself to think otherwise

Seeking Strength

Our passage today reminds us that we can do all things through Christ Who strengthens us. Now the context of this is contentment – and contentment is one of the big hurdles of life. In these days of smartphones, tablets, super high definition TV’s and other technology that seems to change every month, how can… Read More ›

Fear or Faith

How does Jesus respond to your faith? Does He marvel at it? Or is He constrained from doing mighty work because of your unbelief?

Put Your Fears Aside

Following God’s instructions, Moses sent twelve spies to scope out the Promised Land. In our Scripture today, we read the report that the spies brought back to Joshua and the people of Israel.

Faith without Fear

The disciples’ fear, when in the midst of the storm, was greater than their level of faith. As a consequence, they couldn’t exercise their faith.

استسلام

أول يوم لي كأم – كان يومًا تخيلته مليئًا بالورود والمشاعر المتدفقة. بدلًا من ذلك، وجدت نفسي استمع لاعتراف سيؤدي إلى انهاء زيجتي. مصدومة وحزينة، لم أكن في حالة تمكنني من العناية بابنتي الرضيعة في أول 24 ساعة. كان أصدقائي الأعزاء لطفاء ليعتنوا بها في هذه الليلة.  عندما عدت لأخذها في اليوم التالي، جلست على… Read More ›

The One who is coming back   

When others went home, Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. It was quiet there. The land He loved stretched out like a brown blanket tucked around Jerusalem’s walls. For all it meant, it could have been Jesus’ favorite place on earth. Perhaps that’s why He took His disciples here to say goodbye. The Eleven… Read More ›

The One who is coming back   

When others went home, Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. It was quiet there. The land He loved stretched out like a brown blanket tucked around Jerusalem’s walls. For all it meant, it could have been Jesus’ favorite place on earth. Perhaps that’s why He took His disciples here to say goodbye. The Eleven… Read More ›

Overcoming Obstacles

When thinking about big obstacles, I’m reminded of when God instructed Israel to enter the Promised Land. Right before they went in, God told them to choose twelve spies to go in and scope out the land. 

Reunion: The One who made breakfast  

Our long look at Jesus’ life through the eyes of those He touched is coming to an end. It’s a story to keep reading for a lifetime—especially the Gospel of John. The disciple John wrote his gospel nearly 60 years after the events, so “that you may believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,… Read More ›

Thomas & the One who proves Himself

Christians rarely set out to doubt God. For most of us, life simply catches us off guard. Hardship trips us up. When we take our questions to God we grow our faith, but we spiral fast when we go solo with our grief. 

Fear, Worry and Insecurity.

We serve a God Who will never allow something major in our lives that can’t help us. He won’t allow any tragedy into our lives that can’t be used for our benefit. He can take something that is terrible and work it out to where it is a blessing in the long run. We often cannot see that in the short-term, but it is a truth that we find in Scripture. 

Life: The One who beat death    

Three continents meet here. Three faiths claim their beginnings here through father Abraham. Ancient and recent skirmishes scar the landscape. The Bible’s entire story revolves around this land, and especially Jerusalem. History began and will be completed here. Yet one event in April two thousand years ago overshadows all others. That was the weekend Jesus… Read More ›

Making Your Choice

“After winter comes the summer. After night comes the dawn. And after every storm, there come clear, open skies.” – Samuel Rutherford

Centurion & the One who shook the earth    

but I tell you, it was terrifying. Eerie. Was this the end of the world? A chilly wind blew through the darkness the exact moment the rabbi died. That was no coincidence. He was no peasant king. This was a righteous man. They were messing with another world when they killed him. They put God’s Son to death. 

Lullaby & the One who keeps your soul safe   

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep . . . Moms and dads in every generation have prayed with their little ones before bedtime, assuring them that while they slept, they were safe in their heavenly Father’s care. 

Forgiveness: The One who bought the gift   

The first thing Jesus prayed from the cross described in a nutshell why He hung there in the first place. “Father forgive them . . . “—forgive those who tortured and took His life. Forgive those who live apart from You, who miss the mark in any way . . . 

Abandoned

Do you ever feel abandoned? Do you ever feel like no one is sticking with you? Well, you are wrong, because you have not been abandoned, as seen in today’s verse.

God by our side

18th century writer Samuel Johnson said: “People need reminders more often than instructions.” Learning new things keeps us in shape and helps us get better. But there is so much that we have already studied, but do not apply or do not remember. One of the things we need to keep in mind is how close God is to us. Here are some hopeful truths to learn:

Trusting in Him

When it comes to the things that God has in store, I think that Christians only take possession of 10%. Sometimes we might think that God wants us to be rich. Do not assume that God’s blessings are going to be financial blessings.

Unknown treasures

Many Christians live their lives like this. They live like beggars and paupers when they are an heir of the God Who owns the cattle on a thousand hills. They don’t, however, need to live like this because they have the Lord on their side.

Insecurity in you ‘self.’

Following God’s instructions, Moses sent twelve spies to scope out the Promised Land. In our Scripture today, we read the report that the spies brought back to Joshua and the people of Israel. Verse 27 gives an amazing report of a land flowing with milk and honey. If the report had ended there, it would… Read More ›

LOST SOULS

We look for escapes from the absolutes. We deceive ourselves into denying that our existence is more than the reality we live in.

Trust the Lord and Face your Fear

Are you struggling with a decision to do right? Maybe you know God is calling you to do something for Him. Look back on His faithfulness in your life and know that you can trust Him with your future.

Facing Our Fears

When thinking about big obstacles, I’m reminded of when God instructed Israel to enter the Promised Land. Right before they went in, God told them to choose twelve spies to go in and scope out the land. 

Fear, Worry and Insecurity

We serve a God Who will never allow something major in our lives that can’t help us. He won’t allow any tragedy into our lives that can’t be used for our benefit. He can take something that is terrible and work it out to where it is a blessing in the long run. We often… Read More ›

His crown of thorns to a crown of majesty

“After winter comes the summer. After night comes the dawn. And after every storm, there come clear, open skies.” – Samuel Rutherford The truth behind Samuel Rutherford’s statement is what led Jesus to see beyond His crown of thorns to a crown of majesty; beyond the nails in His hands and feet to an exalted… Read More ›

A HOPE ANCHORED FIRMLY IN FACTS

Though the genuine hope of the Christian stirs up the strongest of emotions, do not make the grave mistake of thinking that the Christian’s hope is founded on emotion. Nothing could be further from the truth.

You Can Know The Truth!

Life is about finding meaning and direction. Seeking these would require us to seek what is true. The world is inundated with lies and misdirections. Start seeking through the only source whose absolutes are Truth.

5 Biblical Reasons God allows Suffering

We all face suffering in some way, shape or form. In our pain, we long to know why God allows grief and hardship into our lives. It’s common to wonder if our suffering is God’s Will. People often hold only one view of suffering; however, the Bible does not have one approach to suffering but many.

Isaiah 54:10

Isaiah 54:10 reminds us that no matter how bad things seem to be, the Lord is with us. From our first day to our last day, we are never alone. Even when the world seems to be falling apart around us, God loves us.

One who washed the traitor’s feet  

He’s the most notorious villain in the story. The one who pretended to believe, pretended to follow, but in the end, betrayed Jesus. He was one of the twelve chosen disciples, yet today, people don’t even name their dogs Judas. 

Experiencing the Holy Spirit.

The Apostle Peter promises to those who repent and are baptized that they will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). The Bible tells us “Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.

TRUST IN HIS PRESENCE

Always remember that you are bigger than any concern you have and that God is control. One of the best ways to overcome the feeling of drowning is to trust in God and lean on His Word. Immerse yourself in it.

TRUST IN HIS WORD.

If you really want to hear God and begin to trust His Will for our lives, we must get involved with Scripture and hear what God’s Word is telling us.

TRUST – HOW DO I?

Fear feels uncomfortable, but in most cases, it won’t really harm you – but attempting to avoid your anxiety will because you are robbing yourself of the chance to experience the deep satisfaction which comes with listening to your heart and soul and creating a better life fill of passion and purpose.

Voice of God

While we can’t physically hear God, it’s important that we remain confident that God hears us and confident in God’s promises offered through Scripture

TRUST IN GOD’S PLAN

Many Christians profess to trust God’s Will for their lives but when it comes down to letting go and letting God, they can’t.

The One who prays for you    

If you really want to know someone, listen to them pray. You find out quickly God cares less about your eloquent words or your posture or even perfect doctrine. God listens for your heart. 

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