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”

Light in the Darkness

Send out your light and your truth; let them guide me. Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the place where you live. (Psalm 43:3 NLT) “Let there be light,” was God’s first creative word in the midst of primeval darkness (Genesis 1:3 NIV). So when times of darkness and trouble were concealingContinue reading “Light in the Darkness”

You Could be the One

Amos answered Amaziah, “I was neither a prophet nor a prophet’s son, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees. But the LORD took me from tending the flock and said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’” (Amos 7:14-15 NIV) We can all probably relate to Amos becauseContinue reading “You Could be the One”

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”