As you read this, I want you to think about how you can be faithful in things God has called you to do, before he answers your prayer. Because we often get so caught up in wanting to know the answer, that we overlook the opportunity to grow into the answer. In the book of … Continue reading Lifestyle of Faith
"... the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 "Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me." Psalm 51:10 The world sees, demands, and promotes outer beauty. But God sees, desires, and promotes something … Continue reading Radiant from Within
Nothing in life happens by chance. Nothing. Every thing we do, every decision we make has a cause-and-effect chain reaction that is assigned a purpose. It doesn't come at random; even what seems to be the most insignificant routine action affects not only the course of our future, but the future of others. The most … Continue reading There Are No Coincidences
I had the opportunity to pray for a young lady who wanted to conceive a child. Several months later I learned that she was indeed expecting her first child. I’m sure it was the prayers of the parents-to-be and many other believers that brought her desire to reality. Rebekah was in a similar circumstance. Her story … Continue reading What’s the Plan?
Recently, I was told of a way to help children learn through discerning rather than outright telling them what you want them to know. After sharing a story with them, pose the question, "I wonder who you are in this story?" This approach allows them to try on the roles and see what fits. If … Continue reading I Was Just Trying to Help
Rebekah was beautiful and strong like Sarah, yet she bore no children for the first twenty years of her life with Isaac. Unlike Sarah, Rebekah did not take matters into her own hands. “Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife … Continue reading It Pays To Wait On God
Has one of your random acts of kindness ever been an answer to someone else's prayer? Each fall our church encourages random acts of kindness with a purpose of pointing others to Christ. Things like, paying for the car behind you at the fast-food drive through. You may have heard of it...this happens often at … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness