In Bible Study at my church, we are studying the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20. Last night we looked at the first three commandments. For me, the study was very good and enlightening. God highlighted many points last night that I wanted to come home and study again. I want to share what God brought out to me.
All of us want good things to happen in our lives. Oftentimes we don't want to wait for it, we want it now. For some of us, that includes a spouse. When it doesn't happen when we want it to, we are tempted to ask, "When, God, when?" or we get frustrated and give up. I know how difficult it can be to wait on God's timing. Right now, I am waiting on God for several things that are important to me.
Many Believers come from a background where communion is only celebrated in a church setting with an ordained minister or priest, who provides a special consecration and prayer, or religious objects and symbolism. With the changes in our culture because of the pandemic, many people wonder is it biblical to take communion at home? What does God think about it?
Communion is the tradition of receiving bread and wine observed by billions around the world, known as Holy Communion, the Lord's Supper, and the Eucharist. Even though there are denominational differences, Communion is a sacred time for followers of Jesus. In most churches, it is done monthly, usually on 1st Sunday. The Scriptural account of this practice is based on the Last Supper, which is found in all four Gospels, where Jesus Christ shared his final meal with the disciples. The story is found in Matthew 26:17-30; Mark 14:12-25; Luke 22:7-20; and John 13:1-30.
Has rejection, betrayal, abuse, trauma, loss, or sin wounded you? Has something happened that has cut you to your core? Are these wounds still fresh and open? These painful spiritual and physical events such leave our souls longing for comfort, peace, and wholeness.
To answer this question, let’s look at what the Bible teaches on the subject. Although as Christians we live in the world, we are not to be of the world. Living in the world, all types of beliefs and sinful practices surround us, but we are not to be a part of them (John 17:14-15).
It's raining here in my area and the water is pretty high in a certain part of my yard. As I watched the rain, I thought of the Scripture in Isaiah chapter 55 ...
God is the Great Physician. God's Word is medicine. God’s word contains the capacity to produce healing for any weakness or sickness in your body, mind or emotions, finances, family, marriage, etc. God's medicine works by taking His Word into your being.
Jesus said in Luke 19:10, "For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost." These words are filled with great victory for our lives. Tomorrow is Resurrection Sunday! As we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we also celebrate the fact that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead raises us Believers from spiritual death, free to live a new life of victory over sin.
I believe in the power of prayer and agreeing with what God has spoken and promised in His Word. Here is a scriptural prayer you can pray and declare over your tithes and offerings.
In 1st Samuel 30 the Amalekites had attacked Ziklag, a city in the Negev region, which was southwest of the Kingdom of Judah. They burned it, and took the women and everyone else in it, both young and old captive. When David and his men got to Ziklag, they found it destroyed by fire and their wives, sons and daughters had been taken captive. Verse 4 says David and his men wept until they had no strength left to weep.
Scripture says the word of God is living. This means that it has a life of its own. The Word of God is the most powerful thing in the universe. Jesus described the Word of God as a seed. Seed grows and bears fruit because it is alive.
As I was reading the passage of Scripture on Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego when they were thrown into the fiery furnace their faith amazed me. Surely our All-Knowing Powerful God could have rescued them before they were thrown in the furnace. However, God chose to show up with them in the furnace. As I read, the Holy Spirit opened the scriptures up to me that really ministered to me. You can read the actual story in Daniel 3:9-18. Below is my paraphrased version as He gave it to me:
In this uncertain world, strength and courage are vital to our Christian walk. Here are some verses that have strengthened and encouraged me and Christians. If you are going through a struggle or a trial right now, meditate on these verses for your personal strength and power. Let me remind you that no passage of scripture will help you if you don’t put them into action (James 1:22). Use these Scriptures or others that come to mind and write down a couple of prayer confessions to stand on and pray. Be sure to ask the Holy Spirit to help you.
The Word of God promises that our children will be delivered! It doesn't matter if they are young and at home or grown and on their own this is a promise from God.
Most people associate with praise and worship with music, however, there are several ways we can worship and praise God. Here are some ways that will truly help us develop a lifestyle of praise and worship.
On December 29th, the last Sunday of 2019, God gave me a word that we were about to enter into a decade of greater, double portion. Then in March COVID–19 showed up with no end in sight. Unfortunately, along with the COVID pandemic is an influx of doomsday prophets, saying that the coronavirus is a sign we’re at the end of days.
Praise the Lord!!! This year is moving right along, some may say very quickly, and some may say not fast enough with all the drama going on! But Halleluiah here we are, we made it to August, the 8th month of the year.
Are going through some challenges, setbacks, or dark moments in life? Have you been searching high and low for your breakthrough? I want you to know that what you're going through is just a phase, a process. When everything that can go wrong goes wrong, you are on the brink of breakthrough!
Can't Sleep? In times of great stress and anxiety, prayer makes a difference. Before you retire for the night take time to pray this prayer for peaceful sleep.