Tag: hope

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A leather bound book on my patient’s bedside table caught my eye. I asked her about it. Truthfully, I knew exactly what I was looking at. I was simply finding an excuse to strike up a conversation concerning the one thing I just can’t shut up about… [ 258 more words ] Testament 57: finding rest

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  I am a big fan of the underdog team movies. Most are just lazy and have no chance of winning because their motivation and passion isn’t there. The desire is there but the way to go from desire to being winners is unknown to them. Someone comes in and starts a spark within the…

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There are some believers who have made a stand against the church and decided that they can go it alone. These are what could be called commando Christians. They feel the church is broken and can’t function properly because of the people there. What they are forgetting is that the church is designed for broken…

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To believe that the chair you are sitting on will hold you up is a act of faith. You have faith in the one who made the chair that they were competent in their word working skills. You have faith that depending on how old the chair is that it isn’t broken and defective ready…

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Yesterday was the international day of prayer for the persecuted church. Did your church talk about the plight of 200 million believers around the world that are persecuted for just trusting in Jesus? Will you take the next 50 days for focus on the countries that are focused on eliminating Christianity? Join me at 50…

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When our prayers move away from me to we, and we focus on the mission of reaching he lost, then we will see passion reignited in our hearts and our churches. Church families can be caught up with ensuring they are getting fed they forget that the church is a soup kitchen where we are…

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We hear the scripture ask, seek and knock and expect that whatever we ask will be given to us. Doesn’t Jesus himself say God gives good gifts to his children? (Matthew 7:11) So why then do some of our prayers not get answered as we have ben praying or expect? Craig Groecschel in his devotional…

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As we talk this week about prayer, the question today is where is your hope? Do we pray because it is the next thing we can think of to do after trying all else? Or do we pray because it is the hope we have that the one who we trust will answer them?  …

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If not for the power of greed, Have I been a loose cannon of need. – If only while our world crumbles beyond, We still might use laughter to carry on. – If well before the dawn of new civilization, Would we still use ignorance to define a nation. – If while this short time…

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Our passion for God can fade when we don’t seem to have our prayers answered. We may have a loved one who isn’t following Jesus and we have been praying for what feels like forever that they will experience his forgiveness. Perhaps you have prayed for someone who is sick, and they just aren’t getting…