Have you ever run from God? As His child, there’s nothing you can do to separate yourself from His love. However, you can make your life extremely difficult when you choose your way over His. Paul’s tumultuous boat ride teaches us that one way God uses His servants to show His strength is by carrying them through a storm. Because once they make it through, God gets the glory and everyone else sees how when God is for His child, no one can stop His child.
One way to have a closer relationship with God is to do what Jesus did while He was on Earth. Jesus chose to take time to pray. In fact, the Bible says it was “His custom” to seek time with His Father. Jesus had His priorities in order. Now, it’s our turn! The level of Word you sit under determines the level of Word you live under. It’s not enough to get it right in our hearts, but also, to get it right in our heads.
The minute you wake up, you’ve got a decision to make…Do you get up or hit the snooze bar? But what are you going to wear? Which route will get you to work on time? The choices just keep on coming… some are that simple, but others are more complicated. They are the choices that keep you up at night, that weigh on your shoulders, and cause you to stress… Should you buy a house? Can you afford to start a family? What if you lose your job? WHO do you listen to when you’re worried? Who tells you NOT to be afraid?
There’s no detail too small for God. In fact, God only cares about small things because everything is small compared to Him. Is your faith strong enough to continue walking with Jesus in the midst of life’s storms? There’s no problem too big or small for God to handle. Bring your problems to Jesus and watch how your life begins to transform before your eyes.
Faith is the language of prayer. Whatever you ask for when you pray, believe that you will receive. When your heart and mouth line up with the will of God, your problem will be resolved in due time and the will of God will be manifested in your life.
Even if you’ve been in the house of the Lord for a while, God loves you just as much as He loves the lost and your sin is no different from theirs (sin of flesh = sin of attitude).
As parents we are instructed to raise our children the way they should go. However, parents ought not to let the baggage of their upbringing cast shadows in their relationship with the next generation. Today we're going to discover through the relationship of David and his son, Absalom, not only what to do but also what not to do to break the negative patterns of behavior that have so badly impacted some of our homes.
"For I am not ashamed", not matter what you say, "of the gospel of Jesus Christ." For I have discovered in my life that there's power in that gospel. I've discovered in my family that there's power in that gospel. I've found in my financial circumstance that there's power in this gospel. When my body was sick I've found that there's power in that gospel.