When you face trials, what do you pray? Our requests speaks more about our relationship with the Lord than the event that prompted the prayer. After their release from prison, Peter and John went back to the community of faith and shared what had happened. Now, lean in and notice what they prayed – it … Continue reading Insights into prayer
There is a cultural dynamic that has shifted over the last decade. People feel entitled to express their animosity freely and openly. Christ followers can be the target of that maliciousness. How do you prepare for that? When you are under extreme pressure from a hostile group, how do you respond? Our response reveals the … Continue reading When you are in the “hot seat”!
Wherever you are in the journey of life, remember that God always holds the upper hand. God can veto any decision of any person! He can change a situation in a nanosecond - with no consultation! He is not confined or constricted except by His own character. Do you feel that PEOPLE have an upper … Continue reading Confined?!
“I just don’t like to talk about it!” Maybe the subject of your aversion is money, death, retirement, aging, health, or forgiveness. While some subjects create discomfort, they are not only necessary but life-altering. In our culture, it appears that the church has become so concerned with being “politically correct” that we have eliminated an … Continue reading Mums the Word
“What is the point?” Even if you aren’t a bottom line person, you really want to know the ultimate point in a conversation or destination on a trip. When God does something BIG in your life, what’s the point? Maybe God does something BIG through you - what’s the point? If we are not careful, … Continue reading What’s the point?
You give what you’ve got! Peter and John did not have what a lame, beggar sought - CASH! They were broke. Remember the adage- “Money talks!” So, Peter and John couldn’t say anything - NOT! Yes, money does talk but the power of God makes the lame walk, the blind see, the foolish wise, and … Continue reading The Power of God
“I can’t take you anywhere!” My wife says that to me all the time. People recognize me. Do you notice people? Do you really see them? Just last week I noticed a young man sitting on the side of the road in a subdivision. I noticed his face. He was obviously upset. I turned my … Continue reading Be a Noticer