Archive for January, 2012

pray, prayer, praying

Your Biggest Problem

What is your biggest life problem today? Do you need a miracle? Have you reached your deadline, or are you just at the breaking point in some area of your life (finances, job, family, home foreclosure, addiction, health, anxiety, or other?). If so, no matter what your deadline is, consider this: You have AT LEAST one more day of prayer left! You can pray to God today, gain His favor, and turn your situation around for the better. (more…)

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I came across this interesting sermon after I did some research on why God allows Satan to tempt man or come against us. It’s definitely worth checking out. It will tell you more about your adversary, the devil, as well as God’s purpose behind allowing Satan to do what he does to mankind:

Sermon: Why Does Satan Oppose Us and Why Doesnt God Stop Him?.


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Top 25, 25

There are a lot of things about God that people seem to be unsure about. However, God is much easier to know and understand than most people think. He knows that we are only human, so He makes it easy for us to know Him. If people try to overanalyze God and place Him in boxes that He has no business being in, they miss Him. Here is a list of the 25 most common misconceptions that I hear people say or assume about God.

This list is intended to encourage you in your growth in God, and not to offend you. See if any item on the list applies to you. (more…)

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fear, overcoming fear

Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea,
I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Although fear is perfectly natural and normal, it is also sometimes useless and often immobilizing. Of course, no one would blame you for having some fear if you are diagnosed with AIDS, and it’s even quite normal for people to be fearful of bad grades, bad job evaluations and bad turns in relationships. (more…)

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wall, ancient wallThere is great inspiration in the biblical story of Nehemiah. The book of Nehemiah discusses how the Jewish exiles returned to Jerusalem from Babylon. Nehemiah, a Jewish cupbearer to the Persian King, received grace from the king in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. The walls had been torn down during the Babylonian captivity of the Jewish people. Ultimately, Nehemiah and other Jewish people began rebuilding the walls in the midst of great opposition from the Persians. Nonetheless, the Jews built the wall in defiance.

Aside from the physical rebuilding of the Jerusalem walls, a more important rebuilding process was underway. That is, Nehemiah led Israel back to God. Essentially, Israel wanted to demonstrate that they were committed to reclaiming their lives and returning to the proper worship of God. See Nehemiah 2 for the full scripture. Nehemiah 2:17 follows: (more…)

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