In reading a recent article regarding a pastor who took his own life after Sunday morning service a question comes to my mind that each of us must ask ourselves; “what will I do when it’s my turn?”
What will we do when it’s our turn to handle the pressures of life whether those pressures are spiritual, physical, mental or emotional? The pressures are going to come but how will we respond to them? How will we answer the question life ask each of us —“what now?”.
As believers in Jesus
This may seem elementary and of common knowledge but there seems to be a misconception taking hold of the people of God to sit under practical and spiritual teaching and instruction and not be able to apply what they say they are learning or have learned.
When I was little my mother would call me into the kitchen, tell me to pull up a chair and observe her cooking a specific dish and then she’d say “because the next time this is made in our house you’ll be making it!” That
I know the title probably got lots of sneers but we’re talking about that big ole But that gets in the way of God performing signs, wonders and miracles in our lives. Not to mention the fact that he can’t operate in our lives to give us daily blessings. Simple things like helping us get our houses in order, getting out of debt and bringing deliverance to us so we can be whole in our Christian walk. Why? It’s because of the big ole ‘buts’.
The buts I’m talking about are
As we have been moving forward with our Empowerment Series God never ceases to bless me. I get blessed seeing others be blessed and set free. Don’t misunderstand, I definateley want all that God has for me. The blessings of the Lord are Yes and Amen in my life, how about you?
It is a wonderful thing to see growth, change and repositioning take place in the lives of those you are ministering to, to see them embrace their call and enter into God’s rest and peace. In a time when
My new birth experience was in a humble and somewhat traditional Pentecostal church. My Pastor a wonderful man with a true heart for fulfilling God’s Ephesian 4 commission took me under his wing and nurtured me saying that “God was doing a quick work” in me. I felt it and understood what he meant and dedicated myself to prayer, study and walking upright before the Lord. My new birth and early growth process was wonderful and exciting except one thing; I thought I had lost my son to the enemy.
The Gossip Game © 2008 N.J. Stevenson
Our ability to know when God is speaking to us and the desire to have him speak should be a compelling desire. We know without a doubt that filtering what we hear through our unyielded personality, thought process, emotions, desires does not always produce a “God told me” word that is true to what he originally spoke.
Raise your hand if you haven’t played the gossip game; you know where you get a big group of your friends together and you start by telling one
(c) 2009 N.J. Stevenson
You have gathered for the reading of the will, of course this is a sad occasion because your loved one has gone on and you have only begun your process of inner healing——the attorney walks in looks around and gives a half smile to each of you as he states he is glad to see you again but hates it is under such circumstances. Your sister shuffles and repositions her chair to get closer to you, this is hard and little do both of you know it’s
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