Outnumbered, Over Taken and Out of Options

Outnumbered. Over taken. Out of options.  EXODUS 14:10-14 10 When Pharaoh drew near, the people of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they feared greatly. And the people of Israel cried out to the Lord. 11 They said to Moses, “Is it because there are no graves in EgyptContinue reading “Outnumbered, Over Taken and Out of Options”

With Ashes Comes Beauty

To grant those who mourn in Zion—to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called the oaks of righteousness…  –Isaiah 61:3 ESV There was a man whose livelihood was in the wine industry. HeContinue reading “With Ashes Comes Beauty”

Who Will You Choose?

IN THIS CHAPTER, BEFORE JOSHUA’S PASSING, HE CALLS FOR ALL THE ELDERS, JUDGES, & LEADERS. HE BEGINS TO REMIND THEM OF THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD. HE REMINDS THEM OF EGYPT,  PAST BATTLES THAT GOD GAVE THEM VICTORY OVER. THE MANNA THAT WAS GIVEN EVERYDAY IN THE WILDERNESS.  14 “Now therefore fear the Lord and serve himContinue reading “Who Will You Choose?”

Obstacles

Isaiah 40:3-5 A voice cries:“In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord;    make straight in the desert a highway for our God.4 Every valley shall be lifted up,    and every mountain and hill be made low;the uneven ground shall become level,    and the rough places a plain.5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed,    and all flesh shall see it together,    forContinue reading “Obstacles”

Jesus Our Living Hope — What it Means For the Believer

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s powerContinue reading “Jesus Our Living Hope — What it Means For the Believer”

Where is God in All of This?

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasContinue reading “Where is God in All of This?”

Leave the Wilderness Changed

Like others, I have too had to adapt to this “quarantine” “Stay at Home” or “Lose Your Mind” kind of lifestyle. It’s like life halted all at once, because it has. Everything was comfortable, normal, we were in control of when and where we wanted to go and BAM! We were left with the economyContinue reading “Leave the Wilderness Changed”

FINDING STRENGTH

Q: In whom does your strength come from? A: We find strength in the Word of God. 1 Samuel 30:1-6.    FINDING STRENGTH IN HIS WORD Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. They had overcome ZiklagContinue reading “FINDING STRENGTH”

Where is Your Faith?

so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. – 1 Corinthians 2:5 We are living in strange times, who would’ve thought that some virus could devastate the economy? It has shaken every part of our world as we know it. Our jobs, our families andContinue reading “Where is Your Faith?”

Anything too hard for the Lord?

What God is asking Jeremiah is the same question that He is asking you and I. Is there anything too hard for Him? Is there a family member, someone you may know of too far to save? What about the drug addict? too far gone to deliver? The diseased? Sickness is too far gone? YourContinue reading “Anything too hard for the Lord?”

The Power of Intercessory Prayer

2. Taking hold of God’s will and refusing to let go until His will comes to pass. __________________________________________________________________ In the book of John 11 we read the story of Lazarus. It wasn’t Lazarus TIME TO DIE JUST YET. SO MANY TIMES WE LOOK AT THINGS IN THE NATURAL AND NOT THE SPIRITUAL. WHAT WE THINKContinue reading “The Power of Intercessory Prayer”

The Power of Intercessory Prayer

PART 1: Prayer that pleads with God your needs and the needs of others. 1 Timothy 2:1-5 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignifiedContinue reading “The Power of Intercessory Prayer”

Cultivating a Heart of Thankfulness

Studies have shown that being thankful improves our physical and emotional health. Holding on to feelings of thankfulness boosts our immune system and increases blood supply to our heart. Daily guided exercises or the habit of keeping a weekly gratitude journal can increase our alertness, enthusiasm, and energy, and improve our sleep. People who describeContinue reading “Cultivating a Heart of Thankfulness”