“I need Prayer…”
How often has someone told us their story? Usually we attach a story to something we need or are going through or are about to go through… “our story”, “their story”, “my friend’s story”… and in these private, even urgent expressions of life there comes a promise from the listener.
The Promise – “I will Pray for You“
We make that promise to pray. We all do it – some always do it and some are careful with this promise. Sadly, very few seem to take the promise with any relevance of...
There is never just one thing. But if there was one thing to work towards, it would be delegation. The business world knows this well. Walmart would be a mom-and-pop store if they didn’t train leaders and delegate. It’s a key to growth and replication.
In Exodus 18 Moses’ father-in-law Jethro came to visit. After observing him work, Jethro told Moses that the way he was doing things was not good. Why? Moses was doing it alone without delegating to qualified individuals. There were 2 million-plus people and everyone with problems was only coming to Moses. How would you like...
Obedience Creates an Atmosphere for Miracles.
When you are obedient, life just runs smoother. As a parent, when your children are obedient, everything is easier for everyone!
When we obey God and do what He says, His plans and purposes come to pass in our lives and in the lives of the people we are to connect with and influence.
As you obey God in His written word and in what He ministers to your heart, people will be saved, healed, delivered, and set free! In Acts 10:38 we see how Jesus’ constant obedience to God impacted how he ministered.
“How God anointed Jesus...
Greg grew up in church, his family are charismatic Christians who love the Lord and love the Word. Greg gave his life to follow Christ when he was 14 and when he was 15 he had an encounter with God where he felt this overwhelming call to the mission field of Chile. He knew that moving overseas and teaching people about redemption through Christ was his purpose.
As soon as Greg finishes high school, he goes to Bible College. This was the best two years of his life – hundreds of people around him were there for the same purpose that he was; to learn the...
You might know the story of Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, coming to visit him in Exodus 18. If every visit we had with relatives paid off like this visit did, we would encourage more visits.
Moses was leading the nation of Israel, 2 million plus people who had grown up in slavery. That’s not a job one volunteers for, it has to be a calling. Even when it is a calling that comes with certain gifts and talents, there is still so much more to learn, to lead well.
After their greeting, dinner and a sleep, Moses goes back to work the next day. Jethro observes how Moses stands before the...
Psalm 23:1-3 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.He makes me to lie down in green pastures;He leads me beside the still waters.He restores my soul;He leads me in the paths of righteousnessFor His name’s sake.”
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
How often do we look at other people’s lives and wish we had it their way? How often do we long for their “easy” life and say “if only”. The famous saying “the grass is always greener on the other side” is all too real for many people today. They believe if they could just get this house, just earn this amount of money, just...
You have a ministry. It is the ministry of reconciliation which Paul tells us about in 2 Corinthians 5:18; “Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,”. This is not just reconciling people to salvation, but also to everything that God has provided for us in Christ. Just as Christ has reconciled us to himself we now have the joy through prayer of reconciling people to who they are in Christ!
When we see people who are struggling in an area of their lives, what are we to do as Christians? We are...
“I’m following the leader, The leader, The leader, I’m following the leader, Wherever He goes.”— Peter Pan
Have you ever found yourself in a situation and thought to yourself — “I followed the wrong leader”…? Maybe you chose the wrong lane, followed the wrong car, or maybe more seriously; you followed the wrong friends or the wrong boss. We all have leaders in our lives for different things. Some we unconsciously chose, some are chosen for us, and some we have chosen to follow.
Who are you following today?
Two years ago I was climbing...
I am so thankful for the Holy Spirit in my life.
When Jesus finished His work, He told the disciples it was better that He go away and He would send us another comforter, the Holy Spirit, who would be with us and live IN us (John 14:16). Can you imagine what they thought at that moment? What could be better than having Jesus right there!?
Now we know how amazing that was – Jesus performed what He promised. He did send us another Comforter, and the Holy Spirit does lives in us! 1 Corinthians 3:16 says “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit...
When Jesus was revealed as the Christ in Matthew 16:18, He immediately declared His purpose for the Church Age (2000 years from the birth of Christ until he is to return for the Church). He said, “I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it”… I believe this is the Greatest Commission of all – everything else fits under this.
Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:10,
“According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon. But let every man take heed how he builds...