What started as a minor panic turned into a full-fledged route. Two men came running in and thousands scattered in every direction.
Jesus spoke to demons and they fled. He spoke to dead girls and they sat up. He spoke to blind eyes, and they opened. He spoke to lepers and they were cured. He gave thanks to God and five thousand men (plus uncounted women and children) were fed from one little kid’s snack. Jesus speaks to sinners and they are forgiven. He is still speaking.
First He says, “Today”
Then He continues, “You will be with me”
Finally, “In Paradise”
All too often we want to know what all the steps are going to be before we ever begin to march.
How long have you been waiting on God? Is there something He has promised and it is beginning to seem as though He forgot? Is there a promise that was made so long ago that you have given up on that dream?
It hurts to be shot in the heart by those we love and trust. Sometimes it is their fault (betrayal), sometimes it is ours (their reaction to the same), and sometimes it is just the circumstances of life or its ending that is shooting us in the heart.
Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. (Philippians 3:13-14) Read: Isaiah 66:1-24, Philippians 3:4-21, Psalm 74:1-23, Proverbs 24:15-16 Relate: I had about a hundred dollars to my name when I left for Texas.…
But God, who encourages those who are discouraged, encouraged us by the arrival of Titus. (2 Corinthians 7:6) Read: Ecclesiastes 4:1-6:12, 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:7, Psalm 47:1-9, Proverbs 22:16 Relate: There are a few people I know that everybody just loves being around. Some people just have a gift to always be an encourager. When you get…
There is a difference between being wise and being smart… Knowledge is the accumulation of facts. Wisdom is the beneficial application of facts to life.
The very first thing written in the entire New Testament are these words: “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”