"As believers, we have personal access to the God of the universe who can speak one word and heal us instantaneously, provide for us miraculously or create a universe for that matter."
"People are wired to respond to their environment. This trait is natural and has benefits for our preservation. But ... we discover that there are also ways that we react that are not beneficial and that we need to learn to control those reactions."
The goal was to give a group of single mothers in Jerusalem a much needed break from their daily grind and to show them how much they were loved and cared for.
"Over the years, I have learned that God loves to see us at peace despite our circumstances and to hear our praises and offerings of thanksgiving for all that He has been and done for us."
"God has a calling on our lives as well and we have to recognize that His calling is contingent on our separation from the world around us. We cannot live like the world and walk in God’s anointing- it will not work."
"Remember, God’s intention is not to bring you and I out of Egypt, up the mountain, or into the promised Land to harm us. His intention is for us to know Him, worship Him and to make Him known in the earth."
"I was recently struggling with a situation that made me feel desperate to hear from the One who could see further down the road than I could. I felt like a soldier who needed specific instructions from the commander detailing what I should do and how I should do it."
"I think that the way things are laid out in the scripture are there to help us illustrate that God knows we live in a broken world and pain and suffering are a part of our experience no matter what we do to insulate ourselves from it."
"Towards the end of Jesus’ ministry, His rejection by the spiritual leadership of the nation was evident. To illustrate what was happening, Jesus spoke a parable of the 'Wicked Vinedressers.'"
"The place of “comforter” is not always an easy place to be. There is suffering all around us, and we all experience suffering by living in a broken world."