If you are praying for someone who is in bondage, you are engaged in spiritual warfare. It could be bondage to drugs, alcohol, spiritual blindness, pornography, gambling, or something else. There's a long list of chains. "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers… Continue reading Spiritual Warfare: It’s Not For Everyone
I paced the floor clutching unpaid bills. Over and over, I thanked God for His promise, declaring out loud: "My God will meet all my needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus."¹ Thirty years ago, we had three young children, and times were tough. Those were the days when I wouldn't dream… Continue reading How To Get Through Tough Times
Wednesday Walk Though the Bible, Matthew 5:1-12 & 7:28-29 (NIV)
#WednesdayWalk, an occasional exploration of what unknown people might have seen or felt when they witnessed the events in the Bible. This post is from the perspective of a person who encounters Jesus teaching the Beatitudes.
It was another hot day. The dust swirled around my sandals as I hurried along the path. Small stones crunched under my feet as I walked on the barren dirt. My mouth was dry from the heat as sweat dripped down my forehead and back. I was focused on fetching the baskets my father needed when I caught a glimpse of a large crowd on a hillside. I stopped and noticed the people were gathered around a man. “Why would so many people stand and listen to this man in heat like this?” I asked myself.
I hesitated a moment, curious as to why…
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I discovered the most amazing fact reading my Bible this morning! At first, it didn't make sense. Normally, I would just skip over it and keep reading, but today I didn't. After rereading it several times, I searched Google. I didn't expect anything useful to turn up, but I gave it a try anyway. But… Continue reading Nobody Knows Science Like God Does
One day, I was looking for a particular toy for my son. Stepping on my tippy toes, I blindly reached into a large box on a high shelf in my closet and scooped up a handful of small toys. As I held it up to see if I had the desired toy, this is what… Continue reading Can’t Sleep?
It really hurt my feelings. It was like stopping by your best friend's house only to discover she was having a big party and you hadn't been invited! I felt so left out and hurt. I felt like crying. That morning, I had walked in to the Women's Bible Study and there were all my… Continue reading Love Is Strong Spiritual Warfare
Whether I feel defeated or victorious, strong or weak, praying God's Word is always effective. I wrote the following prayer so that I could remember to acknowledge God's promises when I pray, regardless of how I feel. Lord, I pray that you will send your workers into ______’s life to plant the seed and water… Continue reading How to Pray Effectively For an Unbeliever … When You Don’t Know What to Say