With recent massive earthquakes, huge death tolls and unprecedented storms, there is certainly a great shaking occurring in the nations. Francis Frangipane discusses what we can expect and how best to prepare.
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Even in the midst of the persecution that attended their testimonies, the church in Acts could not keep silent. Joy Strang asks, "Why dont we experience the realm of power that is recorded in the book of Acts?"
Not only does the Lord bring comfort when we are in despair, but He values each of us as if we are a treasure. Find out how this story of a lost ring and a friendly roadside worker demonstrates God's promises to us.
Ron Phillips says the church in North America for the most part has quenched the Holy Spirit with some notable exceptions. Find out what they are, and how Phillips says we can obey the Holy Spirit and bring revival to our nation.
If we are not careful, it is all too easy to end up drained from the demands and cares of daily life. Thankfully, the Lord sees the loads we carry, and He has made provisions for us to receive His miraculous R&R provisions.
Sin and Satan have stolen from humanity the song we were meant to sing with our Creator. Brian Zahnd explains how to find God's beauty in this world and what it means to us as believers.
Do you know what it is to feel the flames of affliction licking at your faith? Then maybe its time to stop running from the refiners fire and let it purge you. Find out how.
If youre discouraged and feel as though your dream is dying, dont give up! Keep dreaming the dream God has put into your heart. If it were easy, anyone could do it.
Have you ever had high hopes for something only to have those hopes dashed and all but destroyed? Reflect on God's promises, and don't miss this important reminder.
Becoming like Jesus requires a lot of changeand often involves difficult periods of transition. Find out why Charisma Media CFO Joy Strang says change can be a good thing, no matter how uncomfortable it may be.
The Lord is the one who searches and tries our hearts. He will either speak to our hearts during intimate moments with Him, or He will test us by allowing circumstances that expose what lies within.
Though simple, the Golden Rule isn't always easy. Stubborn to the core, our old nature often gets in the way. We may treat our current offenders as they are treatingor mistreatingus, or perhaps we treat people as we have heard they have treated others.
This week in your lifes journey, you may still feel like yard sale junk. Life may have covered you with dirt, rust and mold. Remember, to Him you are a pearl, a hidden treasure worth the purchase priceHis life.
Sandra Clifton's recent red-faced moment at the meat counter was a painful reminder that she had just laid an eggpublicly! "Then it occurred to me," she says. "I was free!"
Jesus modeled a lifestyle of prayer for us, as shown in the Gospels. Even He had to ask the Father for the things He needed on Earth.
Where is your heart today? Where is your mindset? There is so much going on in the world today, it is easy to lose your focus and determination for the things of God. Have you lost your place in the rat race of life?
Faith can sometimes be that indescribable understanding that whatever happens, whatever takes place, God is in control and we just have to get out of the way and let Him do what only He can do.
We may not be able to do much about the current leadership in these arenas other than pray. But if you’re a parent, you can have a positive impact on the next generation. How? By instituting ethics training in your home. This is where it begins. Parents have the God-given responsibility to guide and instruct their children – the future business and spiritual leaders of our nation.
Where do we go to find appropriate foundational truths that lay the groundwork for ethics and morals? How can we purposefully and systematically train our children and ourselves to do the right thing, even when it hurts? Joyce Meyer, Christian speaker and author, states in one of her teachings on integrity, “True integrity is doing the right thing even when no one else is looking.” Isn’t that what we want in our children and ourselves?
This is not about tired; it is about weary. Weary is spiritual. Although tired and weary may at times feel closely related, they are worlds apart. Tired is physical; weary is spiritual.
When you are tired you are dealing with the physical realm. Being tired means you need physical rest or a break, some sleep and quite possibly a vacation. Weary does not respond to the same treatment as tired. You can go away for a month to rest and relax but you may still be weary.
If you are tired you may need to change some life habits. You may need to begin to exercise or exercise differently. Perhaps you have a physical problem that needs medical attention. The point is, tired is physical. You cannot pray tired away. You do not rebuke tired. You cannot lay hands on someone and cast out tired.
One of the greatest sins in the church is not necessarily gossip, strife, addictions, adultery or fornication—even though all these things are sin. What I believe is the greatest sin today, especially in America, is the sin of prayerlessness or leaving God alone.
We can easily become caught in the trap where our only consistent time of prayer is offered before each meal and that’s about it. You know what I mean by the meal prayers, don’t you? “God is good; God is great. I’m so hungry I could eat this plate.” I’ve been so hungry before that sometimes I have felt like eating the plate.
One time when I prayed a quick prayer over my meal, I felt the Lord say, “Now, Hank, did you mean that from your heart?” Like most of us, I didn’t mean or even hear what I had prayed. Since then, I always feel convicted when I pray insincere prayers, even if the food is making my mouth water.