Abraham’s faith took me by surprise this morning. If I have read Romans 4 once, I have read it at least a hundred times. But today was one of those days where the Word of God turned me upside down. When I read the words, “who, contrary to hope, in hope believed.” Contrary to hope basically says against all hope. The Scripture passage focused on Abraham’s faith. While Hebrews 11 might be the Hall of Faith. Roman’s 4 is Abraham’s induction into the Hall of Faith Ceremony. The whole chapter …
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If asked the question, Do you want the exceeding greatness of God’s power, most of us would say, Absolutely! God’s power breathes fresh life into us each and every day. It sustains us as we go through our day to day life; therefore, we must acknowledge that we need His power for the basic element of continued life. However,
The past two blog posts I focused on Ephesians 1:17-19, My Favorite Prayer To Pray for myself and my family. In my last post, I concentrated on the fact that Paul prayed for the Ephesian church to know What Is The Hope Of God’s Calling. He also prayed for them to know what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.
The hope of God’s calling in my life radically affects my every day. I pursue the hope of God’s calling through my decisions, actions, and prayers. Also, I want my loved ones to experience the effect of the hope of God’s calling in their life.
Ephesians 1:17-19 has become my favorite prayer to pray for myself and my family. I can’t think of anything more important to pray than the prayer that Paul prayed for His beloved Ephesian church. The Ephesian church was a faith-filled, loving church, and Paul loved and prayed for them. Think about what he prayed and wanted for them. He wanted them to experience the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.
Anyone who knows me well knows I treasure God’s Word! I believe that God’s word works and has an affect on any person who reads it and believes it. We have the greatest treasure at our fingertips, yet this treasure is often overlooked. We often take for granted and overlook what is easily available and accessible, and God’s Word is as available and accessible as it has ever been.
Last weekend I went to a women’s conference. I needed to get away and get with Jesus in the way that only getting away allows you. Hopefully you know what I mean. Now I want to give you a bit of back information. The past 6 months I got distracted and sidetracked.
A thought life renovation is a lot like a house renovation. Have you ever watched a home renovation or even lived through one? I lived in an old house while I renovated it. One room at a time, I removed and resurfaced old fixtures and features and brought in new materials and elements. I transformed the entire house room by room. The renovation took time and commitment to see its completion but it proved worth it. Right now I am in the midst of renovating a townhouse for my youngest daughter …
Life is unfair. We all know it. We all feel it, even from a very early age. My 2 year old granddaughter shows me that every time her parents tell her no or take something away from her that she wants at that moment. Looking back across my own life I see situations I deem, or at least at the moment as unfair. I know I am not alone
No doubt David was experiencing a stressful situation when he wrote Psalm 69:1-3. Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing; I have come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary with my crying; my throat is dry; my eyes fail while I wait for my God. Psalm 69:1-3