7 Things…#6 – Use what you have

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Moses parts the Red Sea Exodus 4:1-5, 14:1-31 1 Then Moses answered and said, “But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice; suppose they say, ‘The Lord has not appeared to you.’” 2 So the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A rod.” 3 And […]

7 Things…#7 – Believe for the impossible

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Joshua at war Joshua 10:1-14 1 Now it came to pass when Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem heard how Joshua had taken Ai and had utterly destroyed it – as he had done to Jericho and its king, so he had done to Ai and its king – and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made […]

Never Give Up – Isaac Digs Another Well

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Genesis 26:17-22 (New King James Version) Then Isaac departed from there and pitched his tent in the Valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham. He called […]

Never Give Up – Elijah Prays for Rain

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1 Kings 18:41-45 (New King James Version) Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.” So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees, and […]

Never Give Up – The Mother Who Never Gave Up

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Matthew 15:21-28 (New King James Version) Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.” But He answered her not […]

Never Give Up – The Persistent Widow

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Luke 18:1-8 (New King James Version) Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for […]

Never Give Up – Paul Overcomes Persecution at Lystra

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I invite you to read Acts 14, which shows an extraordinary example of godly focus and determination by the Apostle Paul. Paul and his friend Barnabas were going from place to place preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Verses 1-5 show them in Iconium. We can know for sure that they were pleasing God because […]

You Can Lift Someone!

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Mark 2 verses 1-5, 11-12 says: “Several days later Jesus retuned to Capernaum, and the news of His arrival spread quickly through the town. Soon the house He was staying in was packed with visitors that there was not enough room for one more person, not even outside the door. And He preached the word […]

Let the word do the work…

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For the past 3 to 4 years I have been starting each new year with a fast. This year 2009 though was slightly different in that the Lord told me to fast for 3 days instead of the normal half-day. So, I went ahead with it and over those 3 days gave God thanks for […]