Walking in the Spirit is Your Key to the Higher Life

“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25 NKJ). Our victory today, and every day, hinges on our ability to live and walk in the Spirit as believers. Without this, we are as ordinary as any other human being trying to survive out there. However, believers have been given the privilege to live a life that is above the ordinary, beyond the grasp of the natural laws that ordinary men are governed by. Romans 8:2 tells us that the “law of the Spirit of life in … [Read more...]

A Promise to Praying Parents

“They shall come back from the land of the enemy.” Jer 31:16 NKJV Are you living under a cloud of guilt, feeling like a failure because your child has gone astray? Don’t do it! The Bible teaches that sometimes children simply won’t listen to the counsel of their parents. Solomon was probably giving a word of personal testimony when he wrote, “A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke” (Pr 13:1 NKJV). Jesus didn’t hold the father accountable for the fact … [Read more...]

Every Day is a Gift

The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear-minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. – 1 Peter 4:7 Every one of us faces uncertainty of some kind as we walk through life. It varies for each of us in the details yet God’s directive is clear and direct for each one of us. When my husband, Johnny, was diagnosed with stage-four prostate cancer in 1997, I was anything but clear-minded and self-controlled. The cancer had already spread to his lymph system and to his bones, and he … [Read more...]

Be “Aware” of God in Your Situation

“I was not aware of it.” Ge 28:16 NIV One night Jacob had a dream. He saw a ladder with angels on it extending all the way up to heaven, and God said to him, “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go” (v. 15 NIV). The next morning Jacob said, “The Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” When it comes to recognizing God at work in your life, you can be spiritually tuned in, or be like Jacob and not be “aware” of Him. It was business as usual for Moses the day he noticed … [Read more...]

“Little Words” that Mean A Lot

“But whatever I am now, it is all because God poured out his special favor on me—and not without results. For I have worked harder than any of the other apostles; yet it was not I but God who was working through me by his grace.” 1 Corinthians 15:10 (NLT) As God’s people, one of the privileges we have is to serve Him and make Him known in our generation. Our labor is a labor of love and here are a few “little words” that can help bring understanding to the serving we do… What we do … [Read more...]

The Marriage Covenant Part 2

The Marriage Covenant (4) “The wife must respect her husband.” Eph 5:33 NLT Paul writes, “The wife must respect her husband.” Pay close attention to the word “must.” This is a command from the Lord, not a suggestionor a topic that’s open to debate. Notice, the Bible doesn’t say a woman must “love” her husband, but it does say that she must “respect” him. And guys, before you take the throne and start handing out decrees, that means you must prove yourself worthy of respect! To respect your … [Read more...]

The Victorious Christian Life

They cried out to God during the battle, and he answered their prayer because they trusted in him. - 1 Chronicles 5:20 As I read this short, simple, to-the-point verse, here is the first thing that hit my brain: Overcoming Christianity truly isn’t rocket science, is it? It is actually quite simple: Trust in God + Passionate Supplication = Answered Prayer Answered Prayers = The Victorious Christian Life It is that simple. Not easy, but simple. It is not easy because we often allow … [Read more...]

The Marriage Covenant

The Marriage Covenant (1) “For those who are married, I have a command that comes…from the Lord.” 1Co 7:10 NLT Having God’s blessing on your marriage is contingent upon your operating according to His rules. To enjoy His protection, peace, and prosperity you must follow His instructions. For example, you can spend hours arguing and still not resolve the issue, when if you’d just followed God’s rules, the argument could have been over in a matter of minutes. And both parties would have been … [Read more...]

Spiritual Transformation

We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one other is increasing. 2 Thessalonians 1:3 For too many people, being a Christian is like buying life insurance--it amounts to a one-time decision that gets cashed in when they die. Now, granted, you might think about your life insurance every once in a while. You might even increase it when another child arrives. "Life Insurance … [Read more...]

How Much Do You Love Jesus?

“When he had found one pearl of great price…[he] sold all that he had and bought it.” Mt 13:46 NKJV In one of the most unique corporate take-overs ever, Stanley Tam legally transferred 51 percent of the shares of his company to God. He started United States Plastic Corporation with thirty-seven dollars in capital. When he gave his business back to God, annual revenues were less than two hundred thousand dollars. But Stanley believed God would bless his business, and he wanted to honor God from … [Read more...]