I begged God not to take her! But she quietly stopped breathing, her pulse growing more and more distant until it was no more. “Set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God” (Colossians 3:1). We have been given a command and yet we seldom are diligently, actively, … Continue reading Beggared or Refined
You can never fully express with words the pain of one’s suffering, for the one suffering as well as those watching. God’s gifts, yes, even the gift of suffering, serve a purpose in our becoming Christ-like (Romans 8:29, 1 Peter 1:6-16). Jesus learned obedience through the things He suffered (Hebrews 5:8), Job learned how to … Continue reading A Hope of Rescue!
God pasted a rainbow in the sky as His promise to never flood the earth again. He gave a command to Noah and his family, to populate and fill the earth just as He had with Adam and Eve (Genesis 9:1-2). But it was not long before the people began to forget the goodness of … Continue reading Skimming the Peaks: Creation to Christ, Part 11: Babel
“. . . BUT prayer . . . made fervently by the church of God.” Acts 12:5b, NASB Prayer made all the difference for the imprisoned Apostle. Do we understand the power of prayer? Do we realize the weaponry that is at our disposal? Our unbelief or lackadaisical approach may actually be hindering our prayers. … Continue reading Worms & Election 2020
Have you ever had to prove to someone, like for instance, your name is really your name, or you have lived at a certain location for the past __ years? In some cases, it can take several documents to earn the proof needed! But what does it take to prove you are a disciple of … Continue reading Proven Disciple!
But when the people of Israel cried out to the Lord for help, the Lord AGAIN raised up a rescuer to save them. Judges 3:15a During the time of the Judges, God served as Israel’s king and they were to follow and obey Him. Yet, Israel rarely walked in obedience; It was more like sheep … Continue reading “Cry Out” Challenge, Day 7
Can you imagine how it would feel to finally be set free after being held captive, a slave, for your entire life? Panting breathlessly, you reach a roadblock only to see your captors coming after you once again. That’s exactly what happened to God’s chosen people, the Israelites. When Pharaoh approached, the people of Israel … Continue reading No Other Option!
A bouncing baby boy was born to a Levite family joining an older brother and sister. His parents could tell he was a special child and they hid him at risk of their own lives. When they couldn’t hide him any longer, the mother made a little basket and placed him afloat on the River … Continue reading “Cry Out” Challenge, Day 5
In the garden, God promised He would send a Deliverer who would overcome Satan. Of course, Satan tried every way possible to hinder God’s plan to send the Deliverer. Hence, Satan guided Cain to kill Abel. But God gave Adam and Eve another child in place of Abel. Seth was born separated from God but … Continue reading Skimming the Peaks: Creation to Christ, Part 10: The Flood
Even through the early history of man there was a demonstration of judgement accompanied by grace. The Bible explains both God’s judgement and grace. We can trust the Bible (John 17:17). The Bible is one book, one history, one story, His story. Behind 10,000 events stands God, the builder of history, the maker of … Continue reading Creation to Christ: Part 9