Not a Dream But a Legacy

David had been King about forty years. He made some mistakes along the way, but by all accounts He was a good king. But his own son, Absalom, led a rebellion against him. Now David found himself exiled, abandoned by friends, and once again surrounded by about 600 people. He abdicated the Kingdom he had built disgraced, head covered, feet bare. As he left, he is met by a descendant...

I Am Healed!

Is There Some Sin in My Life That Prevents God from Healing Me? Jesus was pierced for our rebellion against God, crushed for our depravity, our perverse ways were laid upon him so that by His wounds we all can receive His healing power. There is no sin in our lives that is greater than Jesus redemptive work on the cross. During the three years Jesus ministered upon this earth,...

We Win

Can I tell you a secret? Life is not fair. No one gets out of this world without engaging in a battle or two or a thousand. Jesus even said, “In this world, you will have trouble.” But He finished the statement by declaring, “Take Heart, I have overcome the world.” So here are two things I know: 1. The battle is inevitable. 2. I win So when the battle...

Valiant Warrior

Three life lessons we can learn from Gideon: 1. On your absolute worse day, when you have received a bad report, when you feel as if all hope is gone, when you have nothing else to give, God looks at you and declares: “ I am with you, oh valiant warrior.” But we have to choose if we will believe that statement. 2. God can handle our temper tantrums. Gideon...

Fight the Good Fight of Faith

I’m in a very weird, uncomfortable season in my life. It’s one of those seasons where I am trying to figure out if it is God? Is it me? Is it the enemy? It’s a season where depression and hopelessness are chasing behind me. It’s a season of risk taking, stepping out in faith, saying goodbyes to friends, and uncertainty. So how do you navigate such a season? Paul’s advice...

No Time for Accussations

No one likes to be accused. So when we are accused, we must tell our side of the story. We must defend ourselves. We stop what we are doing and we prepare our defense. We find scriptures and supporting articles as we make our case. Then we tell others our side of the story to convince them we are right. They will serve as jurors in this case of public...

Uncursable

Three times he was asked to curse Israel. Three times he blessed them. Hie employer took him to three different locations and asked him to look upon Israel and curse them. The location didn’t matter. When confronted with the people of God, this pagan, this professional diviner had only one option – speak a blessing rather than a curse. Do you ever have those weeks, when it seems the world...

Overcome Doubt

Do you have a situation in your life that you have been praying about for a long time? You’ve asked God to remedy, restore, remove to no avail. You’ve cried out for provision, promotion, prosperity and yet it seems as if you cries have fallen on deaf ears. They have not. But while you are waiting for your breakthrough to come, you can become weary in the wait. This man...

It’s time for a Divorce

She stood in the back of the room. Crippled. Bent over. This Teacher had come who taught with authority. She had heard of the miracles He had performed – raising the dead, healing the sick, feeding the multitudes – but still, in her pain, in her illness, she stood afar off, not daring to ask for what she needed. But Jesus saw her. He saw a daughter married to a...

Conceited or Convinced

David had just won a major victory. His nemesis, Saul, had been defeated in battle which opened the door for David to be King of Israel. To celebrate, Dave wrote a Psalm: “All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees. I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin. The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the...