One night after I told the Lord I wanted more of Him in my life, the Lord visited me with what I call “a baptism of His presence.” For more than two hours I was immersed in His love as He poured His liquid love over me. Afterwards, He was my desire and I couldn’t get enough of Him in my life.
Psalm 27:4 speaks of this desire I had, and still have, for God as I seek to get closer and closer to Him.
"One thing I have desired of the LORD,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell...
The car was traveling at a high rate of speed straight toward me in my lane. I
considered shifting to the left lane, but what happens if he corrects to his lane?! I still would be in a head on collision. The car continued heading for me.
Then, I saw a road to my right – so I entered it and stopped as the vehicle blew past me still on my side of the road.
I sat there, trembling! After I calmed down somewhat, I drove home. The next
day I drove that road again. I looked over to see the road I had...
In 2 Kings 19:20 - King Hezekiah took a letter written by Sennacherib which challenged God’s ability to keep Jerusalem safe, spread it out before the Lord and prayed. The glorious answer which fills the rest of the chapter came in vs 20 – “Because you have prayed to Me.”
Today, as we face our uncertain future what is our response to all that is being thrown at us? Do we choose to let things happen or do we use the most powerful weapon we have as Christians and pray?
Jesus was asked by His disciples, “Lord, teach us to pray.” (Luke 11:1-2a & Matthew 6:5-8) These verses tell us that prayer does not come naturally or effortlessly; Prayer must be learned! It has to do with our relationship with God. We have to have some investment in it. It is hard work!
“And when you pray, say…” To learn to pray we must learn to ask.
E. M. Bounds states, “God shapes the world by prayer… God conditions the very life and prosperity of His cause on prayer.” God works through th...
I saw a video of a glass walk-way built around the side of a mountain. The glass was
constructed in such a way that when a person put their weight on it, it made the sound of breaking glass. Not only that but, when the person looked down, the glass appeared to be breaking also. People were screaming and crawling to get back to the start. These are real people facing real fears, and this walk-way was constructed to take advantage of those fears. I would have been one of them! This is just no...
This past Monday evening in his virtual Town Meeting held at the Lincoln Memorial, President Trump said, “We have to get our people back to church.” “It’s wonderful to watch people over a laptop, but it’s not like being at a church,” President Trump says. “And we have to get our people back to churches, and we’re going to start doing it soon.” Faith and prayer have helped many Americans during this tough time.
Are we ready to “go back to church” (sacred space)? Most of us would sa...
Lately, pastors tell me, “I’m tired!” “I am working harder now than I ever did before.” “I’ll be glad when we can get church back to normal.” But even as I have heard pastors say these things, I have also been encouraged by and proud of the pastors that I am acquainted with, as they have sought and tried to connect to their congregations in compelling and significant ways.
Let me pose this for you to consider, “Maybe, God doesn’t want us to go back to normal.” Maybe we had this pause to do t...
My neighbors have always been able to talk with one another. We met together in our
Neighborhood Watch Program for about 2 years. Early last summer we hosted a neighborhood picnic with around 30 people in attendance. Soon after, we cease meeting because of lack of attendance. We have been mostly out of touch since. So, this past week I made it a point to connect with the families around me.
One neighbor was experiencing a “new normal.” The company this individual works for was recently purcha...
Do you have to see something to believe it? If you see a person walking across the
street, do you believe it is happening? Do you have to be an eye witness, or are you
able to believe a person who was an eye witness? Courts usually believe the eye
witnesses. The Bible Gospel accounts are “eye witness” reports.
If you saw something that seemed impossible, would you believe? Or would you think
that your vision was playing a trick on you, even though you believe you saw it? If