by Bill Sweeney Have you ever really thought about the statement, “God never gives us more than we can handle?” This statement sounds so encouraging and so comforting when we’re facing a difficult trial, but… I don’t believe it’s true. My living with ALS is more than Mary, and I can handle. I look around … Continue reading More Than We Can Handle
Mark 16:15: “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.'” One of the final recorded things Jesus said was instruction that His Good News be shared with all creation. I’ve often pondered why Jesus uses the word “creation.” We often think of preaching or sharing the gospel … Continue reading Why did Jesus say to share the gospel with all creation?
“And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfill it.” Col_4:17 Have you ever been in a place where the phone kept ringing and nobody answered it? In moments like that it seems everybody is busy with something else, assuming that somebody else will answer … Continue reading Answer the Call
Anne Peterson There you go again. You tried not to go to that negative place, but it still happened. Grumbling and complaining. You don’t know when you really started, but you have gotten pretty good at it. No one likes a complainer. You know you don’t. And yet, you slide down that slippery slope more … Continue reading What Your Complaints Actually Reveal about Your Heart
Dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. - 📖 1 Thes.4:11-18 📖 The Thessalonians had thought that JESUS would be returning very soon. When some of the Christians started dying before JESUS had to … Continue reading We do not have to mourn!
by Hazel Straub
The battle belongs to you, my God of Peace and Lord
In your love I rest, not in the might of flashing sword
Safe from the trial of distressful battle, my fears depart
Your embrace heals, consoles, all of my wounded heart
You are my strength, comfort, help, and shield
The battle won by trust in your love, as I yield
I rest in you, enjoying the comfort of your breast
Letting all my fears and anxiety go, while I rest
My confidence is in you for victory is sure
You give me vision and provision is assured
The guarantee in you comes in tranquil trust
No need for me to run, fret or frantically rush
You make me peaceful, comforted, whole and complete
Broken places healed, I’m soothed, filled full and replete
You are my rest, restoration, refreshment and health
My prosperity comes by faith and…
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Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 “Therefore, since these [great] promises are ours, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates and defiles body and spirit, and bring [our] consecration to completeness in the [reverential] fear of God” [2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 AMP]. With these promises ringing in our ears, dear friends, let us keep clear … Continue reading God’s Standard
Hare wat ’n fortuin kos, duur klere, goud en pêrels is nou nie juis iets wat Paulus se oog gevang het nie. Inteendeel – hy het nie gedink dat dit enige bydrae lewer tot ’n vrou se waarde nie. Hy het ook geglo dat dit beslis geen rede is waarom ’n vrou bewonder moet word … Continue reading Nie hoe jy lyk nie, maar wat jy doen
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith [our ability to confidently trust in God and in His power].”Luke 17:5 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
There is a reason we need to humbly request the Lord to increase our faith.
The number one reason is because as we increase our faith (which means trust) in our Beloved we get to know Him ,love Him and worship Him more and more thereby getting ever closer to Him.
The number two reason is that when our faith increases so too does our confidence in the Lord whenever satan comes a knocking. Having confidence in the Lord terrifies satan and his minions. Number three is because when others observe our faith it is a great witness to the power of Christ. This is a powerful witnessing tool.
Show me the way, Lord, let my light shine As an example of…
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"His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground."—Luke 22:44 The mental pressure arising from our Lord's struggle with temptation, so forced his frame to an unnatural excitement, that his pores sent forth great drops of blood which fell down to the ground. This proves how tremendous must have … Continue reading Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.