No Good Apart from God

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. (Acts 10:38 NIV) This is one of my favourite Scriptures. For years I read it and missed the point. See, Jesus ofContinue reading “No Good Apart from God”

Praying for Those Who Hurt Us

After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.   (Job 42:10 NIV) I wonder what Job’s reaction was when God told him to pray for his friends, who we know were no friends at all. All the Bible tells us isContinue reading “Praying for Those Who Hurt Us”

He is Touched by Your Faith!

While people were crowding and pressing against Him, Jesus stopped and asked the question, “Who touched me?” (Luke 8:45). Then Peter jumped in with his two cents, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you” (v.45). But Jesus wasn’t referring to just any touch, so He explained, “Someone touched me; I know that powerContinue reading “He is Touched by Your Faith!”

Embracing the Tough Times

So the message about the Lord spread widely and had a powerful effect… About that time, serious trouble developed in Ephesus concerning the Way. (Acts 19:20, 23 NLT) Many are fond of the success of the early church and like to imitate its pattern, but did you know that there’s a strong correlation between theContinue reading “Embracing the Tough Times”

My Type of Music

And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. (Romans 16:20 AMPC) I love to sing about God’s love and goodness in my life, but for a long time, spiritual warfare has been my type of music. You know, songs about warfare and victory which talk about God’s power and Satan’s finalContinue reading “My Type of Music”

Rising with the Son

We are more than conquerors through [Christ] who loved us. (Romans 8:37 NIV) It’s been nine years since I launched a personal blog on Facebook. At first, “Rising with the Son” sounded like a catchy title for a Christian book I intended to publish. I still remember brainstorming a bunch of titles with my friendContinue reading “Rising with the Son”

The One and Only

Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. (Psalm 73:25 NLT) This wasn’t Asaph’s initial reaction. Earlier in the psalm, he had envied the prosperity of the wicked–their health, wealth, success and trouble-free life. Sadly, during his difficult times, the psalmist allowed his eyes to shift to theContinue reading “The One and Only”

Praying on the Armor of God

Put on all the armor that God gives, so you can defend yourself against the devil’s tricks. We are not fighting against humans. We are fighting against forces and authorities and against rulers of darkness and powers in the spiritual world. So put on all the armor that God gives. Then when that evil dayContinue reading “Praying on the Armor of God”