by Mark Batterson “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV) A hundred years ago, a pair of English ornithologists took birds from their mother’s nest on the island of Skokholm … Continue reading The Greatest Blessing of All
Godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation. (2 Corinthians 7:10) Genuine, spiritual mourning for sin is the work of the Spirit of God. Repentance is too rare a flower to grow in nature's garden. Pearls grow naturally in oysters, but penitence never shows up in sinners except when divine grace produces it in … Continue reading Mourning for Sin.
by Sarah Geringer “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, ‘If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.’” (Matthew 4:1-3) My mind had just … Continue reading The Prime Time for Temptation
https://youtu.be/q8ffNRdYUrg Unedited transcript: Four Things That Will Inititate the Time of the End welcome to manna-fest hosted by international evangelist teacher and author perry stone enjoy unique insight into prophetic and practical truth it's time to feast on fresh manna so get ready to be blessed and encouraged and now here is your host … Continue reading Four Things That Will Inititate the Time of the End
by Ron Beers “Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone … Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.” (Romans 12:17-18, 21) Growing up I heard the adage, … Continue reading Hope When Words Hurt
by Lysa TerKeurst “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’” (Isaiah 30:21) I have to admit, I rush and miss God’s invitations a lot. I walked by a woman at church the other day. A quick stirring … Continue reading Hearing God’s Invitation
by David Platt “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?” (Luke 6:46 (ESV) Alone in a guesthouse at the base of the Himalayas, I found myself on my knees, face to the floor, sobbing. Scattered around me was the evidence of my past week — a backpack, trekking … Continue reading Something Needs to Change
by Melissa D'Arabian “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?” (1 Corinthians 3:16) I’ve found myself stuck in a no-man’s-land of wanting to eat healthy but somehow slipping into eating a specific diet just to be prettier. The world wants us to love our bodies … Continue reading Loving Our Bodies as God’s Masterpieces
Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. (Act_9:6) Sudden Conversion but Gradual Revelation The first thing to be taught us in these words is how duty is gradually revealed. Our blessed Lord, in His knowledge of our hearts, never overloads His revelations. It is characteristic of … Continue reading The Revelation of Duty
by Tracie Braylock “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 (ESV) The papers fell off the kitchen table and onto the floor. My children were running and playing as they usually do, completely unaware of anything besides the fun they were having. But … Continue reading Finding Peace in the Midst of Chaos.