originally posted by Steven P. Wickstrom In Genesis chapter 27, Jacob had already swindled his brother Esau out of the birthright, and now he had deceitfully taken away the blessing of their father Isaac. Esau, having been double-crossed twice, was so angry that he was preparing to kill Jacob. When their mother, Rebekah, found out … Continue reading Rachel and Leah – a tale of two sisters
“Walk humbly With your God.” Micah 6:8. THIS is the essence of the Law of God, the spiritual side of it —its Ten Commandments are an enlargement of this verse. The Law is spiritual and touches the thoughts, the intents, the emotions, the words, the actions but especially God demands the heart. Now it is … Continue reading Micah’s Message for Today
Understanding The Bible In A Way That Transforms You And Your World Source: Oh Lord, It's Monday! – Understanding The Bible In A Way That Transforms You And Your World
Not the conditional, good time, sunny day faith, but the broken, gaping deficit, sickly, challenging to the very core type. That faith that prompts growth in areas you once prided yourself on being strong in. Only to find that under pressure, the fortitude of your faith resembled an ant trying to hold on to a crumb in a tornado.
The halls are painted with horror, and the lights are broken. How often, does Satan attempt to lure us into the depths of fear. Lacking solid evidence, yet the lump in your throat and the racing of your heart cosign. The wages are missed opportunities. The benefits package is regret, doubt, and anxiety. How can we possibly combat the physiological effects of the illogical?
We must begin and end with faith. Impossible situations, gaping deficits, sickbed faith, is the air that flows under the wings of the, seemingly, dreadful situations. Strengthened from the energy derived…
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As Chapter 9 begins, the scene changes and Jesus sends out the twelve disciples to proclaim the Kingdom. In doing so, he gave them some unusual instructions:
“Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt. Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.” (9:3-5)
Nobody sets off on a road trip like that, at least not by design. Jesus sent these guys out there with nothing; no provision, no supplies, not even a change of clothes. We might be tempted to criticize His lack of planning and organization…
If we did so, we would be acting in haste, for actually there was a plan, a very counter-intuitive one. The disciples were to head out…
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originally posted by Steven P. Wickstrom It seems to me that we live in a “me first” society. This is an era where “I want” and “I will” and “I need” and “I will not” reigns supreme. The god of self is worshiped daily. “I am number one, and you are nothing to me” is … Continue reading Naaman – a servant’s heart
by Steven P. Wickstrom Revelations chapter three (1) And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars, says this: I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. To the angel of the church … Continue reading Sardis – church of the living dead
by Steven P. Wickstrom John 21:1-17 (1) After these things Jesus manifested Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and He manifested Himself in this way. (2) Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. … Continue reading Are you really my friend?
by Chrystal Evans Hurst “For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.” 2 Corinthians 1:20 We were running errands. My 5-year-old son was in his spot in the back seat chatting away, mostly asking me … Continue reading When God Says No [Yes]
by florence Faith like a child always amazes me and I desire more of it – I’m praying for joy in what seems like endless silence. His character can be trusted and I can thank Him for His faithfulness. God is good even if I don’t understand. "God Moves in a Mysterious Way" by William … Continue reading Hope this old hymn encourages someone in light of God’s sovereignty