Praying According to His Will

He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!” And God granted him his request. (1 Chronicles 4:10 NLT) Nothing else is known about Jabez, exceptContinue reading “Praying According to His Will”

Accept His Touch

 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. (Matthew 8:3 NIV) I came across this “touch-me-not” plant at work a few years ago. I accidentally touched it and due to its highly sensitive nature its compound leaves folded inward and drooped, which is theirContinue reading “Accept His Touch”

Lessons from the Exodus

While I’ve always loved the story of the Exodus, I’ve come to appreciate it now more than ever. This story resembles our current crisis in so many ways that we’re able to identify with it thousands of years later. For anyone who says that the Bible is an ancient book that is irrelevant to usContinue reading “Lessons from the Exodus”

Everything’s OK

Tell the righteous it will be well with them. (Isaiah 3:10 NIV) The children at church were all gladly singing “Jesus in My Life,” when one of the older kids stopped to ask, “What if everything is not OK?” “Well, what does the song say?” the teacher asked. “Everything’s Ok and everything’s alright ‘cos IContinue reading “Everything’s OK”

A Triumphant Life

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession. (2 Corinthians 2:14 ESV) Yesterday, Christians everywhere celebrated Palm Sunday, Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. I’ve heard it said that when a triumphant king returned from battle, he was welcomed the way Jesus was – with clothes and branches spread onContinue reading “A Triumphant Life”

Don’t Let It Get in the Way

Have you noticed how most of the miracles have one thing in common: someone or something always tried to get in the way of someone receiving their miracle. Here are just some of the many examples we find in the Gospels: Jairus, the synagogue leader who went looking for Jesus for life, was told notContinue reading “Don’t Let It Get in the Way”