Contributed on Jun 21, 2019
God is still asking the same questions He asked Adam in Genesis 3:9 and in Genesis 3:11. Are we answering them the right way?
Those of us who have a heart to minister and a desire to help those in need might hear time to time that the Bible is old and it no longer applies. When I think of Genesis 3:9 and imagine God asking, "Where are you?" while He's walking through the garden; I can't possibly think of ...read more
Contributed on Jun 22, 2019
If we truly understand and receive the meaning of God's work through the Cross; the least we can do is to forgive one another out of gratefulness for his mercy.
God, in his infinite mercy, never disconnected from his creation. The disconnect came into play due to our disobedience; whether we prefer to blame Adam for the fall of mankind or ourselves since we manage to come up with a few poor choices here and there. Romans 3:23 says, "For all have ...read more
Contributed on Jun 22, 2019
Many of us go through life looking for approval or a sense of belonging; not realizing the fact that this amazing love God has for us is not only unfathomable but it is given to us freely and unconditionally.
I used to wonder why some people had a terrible time making decent choices while others had a smooth sailing kind of life... no storms... not even a tiny ripple. And the reason I kept questioning it is that I was the one who continued to find the most unusual obstacles a human being could possibly ...read more
Contributed on Jun 23, 2019
As citizens of heaven; we already know this is not the right territory for us. We are simply passing through. And if we are able to lead a few others along the way; God will continue to provide all that we need for our leadership.
If we have already made it to a point in life when we're kind of wondering about what else there is to life; that only means that we have already experienced a few terrifying moments, a few scabs as well as a few scars in the past. If we have been lucky enough to get up and dust ourselves off; ...read more
Contributed on Jun 25, 2019
Contentment may represent godliness. But if it's not followed by gratefulness; it could also mean defeat. Which is it for you?
We all taste the need to belong from the very moment we're being introduced to this world. It never leaves us because where we come from is a place of illumination by grace and love. It is anything this world isn't. If we're not rooted in God's Word by godly parents from the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 26, 2019
Giving a voice to our soul through prayers benefits us more than it benefits God. It tells us about who we are and where we stand. Acknowledging something is the beginning of healing.
We, as Christians, have learned to stand before God and pray. Not only did Jesus pray almost all the time, but He also taught us how to pray. He gave us the Lord's Prayer as a sample to follow. A good portion of that sample prayer aims to worship God; his presence, his power and his character. ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2019
Holding on to our comfort zone can have serious consequences; especially if it's hindering our works within the body of Christ. Either we're in or we're not. There are no half-officers in the army of God.
Many different types of people walk through the gates into boot camp. Rich and poor; fat and skinny; bully and timid; smart and stupid; agile and clumsy; capable and ignorant. The first task that the military has to accomplish is to make them all "equal." That's called ...read more
Contributed on Jun 28, 2019
Some of the saddest moments of our lives are when we're going through a serious challenge; or the loss of a job; or even the loss of a loved one. But the saddest of all is when God stops correcting us.
God calls children a blessing and a gift! Jesus actually tells us to be like children and to come to him full of faith and trust. Mark 10:15 reads, "Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” The most important ingredients a ...read more
Contributed on Jun 29, 2019
What God describes as unclean and what we see as unclean are different things. Should we separate ourselves from the world or should we pick up where Jesus left off and minister to others?
Discernment is the ability to distinguish what is appropriate and what is inappropriate. It involves our meekness and concern without taking a serious action. However; judgment can't stand not being involved. Not only does it involve an action, but it also involves power, criticism, separation, ...read more
Contributed on Jul 1, 2019
Our free will is what got us in trouble in the first place. And unless we surrender it willingly and we are completely certain we don't ever want it back; God will not take it away from us.
Not only did God give each and every one of us a certain potential, but He also gave us the abilities to fulfill it. And the more we use them; the more pleased He is with us. As a matter of fact; our conscious involvements are expected of us by the divine. Jesus' parable of the three talents ...read more
Contributed on Jul 7, 2019
Being stubborn often isn't a good thing. But when it comes to withstanding the enemy's ceaseless curveballs; not only is stubbornness a necessity but it's also encouraged and sanctified by the Word of God.
Psalm 81:11-12 “But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels.” The Israelites weren't listening to God in the wilderness. They weren't listening to him when the prophets warned them. And ...read more
Contributed on Jul 9, 2019
Trying to get even with the enemy will turn a simple lesson in humility into a huge humiliation which is never God's plan for us. So the sooner we walk away from our oppressor without any retaliation; the sooner we give God the opportunity to right the wrong.
God created a special place for his beloved children: the garden of Eden where we were meant to have an eternal fellowship with him. He made us after his own image and decorated us with his own attributes such as the ability to think; reason; speak; create; love; increase; experience the many ...read more
Contributed on Jul 18, 2019
Through daily prayers and supplications we must ask God to help us reclaim that which we might have lost along the way. As we aim to establish an internal peace with repentance ; we'll see that even some of the turmoils revolving around our children's lives start dissipating one by one.
Our soul where a myriad of experiences continue to leave a mark on a daily basis -some great and some pretty awful -is also the venue from which we reason with things and respond to things. The greatest accomplishment a person can achieve is when he or she is able to process life's distasteful ...read more
Contributed on Jul 31, 2019
Our God who is not bound by space or time has closed every gap there is by sending Jesus, his only begotten Son to this fallen place; just so we'll have every resource we could possibly need in order to conquer all obstacles. Either we are for the Lord or we are not! It is as simple as that!
God did not make us to be a part of this demanding lifestyle, to struggle through it and to be swayed by its complexities, and to be buried eternally without even a trace of our spiritual identity. If this is what we think life is all about; we really don't know a thing about God's ...read more
Contributed on Aug 13, 2019
Unfortunate circumstances cannot and should not define who we are. It's what we choose to do with them that determines the outcome. We either believe in God wholeheartedly or we don't. Even a tiny doubt can taint our faith in his supremacy.
It would be fair to say that the following statement is not even believable: "I've never encountered any hardships; nor have I known anyone with evil intentions!" If we are a part of this world, whether a child, an adolescent, or an adult; we have tasted dysfunctions somewhere along ...read more