Depression is the “D” bomb among Christians. Breathe a word of it, and you are doomed … to be stigmatized, chastised, pitied, whispered about. Instead of facing the medical fact that depression is an illness that affects the brain, we prefer to paint it with stripes and hope no one notices the disguise. We look away, or assign the person to the category of “spiritually lacking” or “unsaved.”
When I was in my 20s, I was praying about whether I should enroll in graduate school. Then one morning in my devotional time I came to Psalm 32:8a, and it seemed to be flashing like a neon sign. It said, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go.” […]
The week after my Mom passed away in March, my brothers and their families and I found ourselves in the difficult, but perhaps familiar, position of having to go through all her things. We did this so soon partly because we were all together in one city anyway, so we may as well get it done
Dr. Tony Evans and his family share their thoughts about the sudden passing of their close family member, Wynter Pitts. In this candid conversation, they address questions bordering on faith and loss we have during very difficult moments when things don’t make sense.
Weakness, fear and a profound lack of faith drive us back to the grave for the familiar things that require little or no real commitment or accountability or cost to us. We remain like grasshoppers in the sight of the giants in the land.
Think about the reason you are trying to be in control. Because there is so much going on in your life. How silly of us is it to want to, and try to, be more in control during these craziest of times? As if we don't have enough to do by simply trying to keep our heads on straight and get from one day to the next.
A breakup is unarguably always really hurtful but how it's handled is very important. A lot of people tend to make a lot of mistakes after a breakup and that is why this article is a must read. It will guide us on things to do after a break up.
By Michael Bradley Should Christians Rejoice Over the Death of Their Enemies? As you have all heard, Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the attack of 9/11, was found and killed by one of our US Navy Seal teams in Pakistan. When the news first broke, many people across our nation started to celebrate and […]
This month of August 2018,I thank God my Father for His faithfulness and goodness towards me and members of my family. I thank God for the privilege of seeing another month in 2018 with hope and expectancy for what He has in store for me and my household.
In this morning prayer, Pastor Sean believes God to give you a ridiculous breakthrough. God gave David a ridiculous breakthrough over the Philistine giant, Goliath. From the natural viewpoint, David seemed small and incapable of defeating the well-trained giant of war.
I think it is absolutely imperative that we have faith in ourselves and our ability to achieve what it is we really want to achieve. Because if we don't have that, then all the divine help and spiritual guidance in the world can't help us
An individual with biblical integrity is a principled person who becomes salt and light by living according to God's word and walking in the Holy Spirit. The result is uprightness, sincerity, honesty and trustworthiness.
I highly encourage dads, to make more of an effort in helping their daughter make the right decisions and choices for her life. A father’s influence is so very important in helping his daughter to feel worthy of who she is as a woman. Get involved with the disciplining of your daughter and get involved with her life. She needs this from you.
Love does not insist on having its own way and winning all the time. If you are at fault never hesitate to say you're sorry. Avoid finger pointing. Marriage may provide you with a convenient scapegoat.
We had lift-off. The helicopter transformed from an awkward aeronautic sofa to a strong and graceful bird, gliding gently through air. I thought of how my 1-year-old son must feel whenever we lift him to us. Ground, then no more ground.
We speak many things casually in our culture: “I’ll pay you back next week.” “I’ll always love you.” “I’ll be there on Sunday at 10 a.m. for sure.” We fail to recognize that our words have power—and are witnessed by both God and the enemy. In this provocative series, deliverance expert Taiwo Ayeni examines the power of vows in a believer’s life. Part 1 of this series can be read here: http://www.mannaexpressonline.com/prayer-time/prayers-for-all-situations/594-deliverance-the-power-of-vows-part-1-by-taiwo-ayeni
Before we seek an answer to the question about Jesus’ financial status, let us ask another question: Why is the question – Was Jesus poor or rich – even relevant? In other words, is this a subject worthy of our time and effort?
The two-faced person wants to obtain something from you, but is either too jealous or lazy to get it for themselves. The thing they want from you may vary, but the motivation won't -- they have chosen deception in order to get it. They behave in a manner that is not Godly, but that is petty, deceitful, and self-serving.
Is your life working for you? Do you need a fresh start in life, but you don’t know how to get that? Are you frustrated because you have tried to “hit the resend button” and instead of moving forward you go backwards?
Christians are on two polar extremes concerning praying against the devil, his agents and works. On one extreme, some Christians begin and end their prayers, with almost all their prayer points against the devil and his works. There is little or no time spent in worshipping and praising God; praying for other people and good things in their lives…
A stewardess forced the man to move because it was against their policy for a male to sit next to minor children. Talk about discrimination!
Child molestation in this degenerating world is in on the rise than ever before. Day in, day out, kids are subjected to sexual abuse especially by pedophiles and this destroys them emotionally and socially. Children get to dread a childhood that is meant to be enjoyable and fun filled; a chance to play and laugh with all innocence and naivety is lost...
There is a big hidden secret behind most people's inability to find a God fearing spouse. It is such a deep secret that even those who are supposed to be happily married are finding that there's no honey or spice in their relationship at all.
The good news I'm going to share with you here is so powerful that you'll begin to attract a God fearing partner in a short period of time.
I predicted that, sooner or later, the repressive "hermit kingdom" will fling open its doors to Christianity and join the 21st century. Many readers pushed back with strong criticism, either because they don't trust Kim Jong Un or because they don't trust President Trump's negotiating skills.
By Tope Banjo Serving in the Helps Ministry is giving a hand of service towards the fulfillment of your Pastor’s God-given vision. And being effective makes you relevant. It makes your leader consider a job “well done” just because it was committed to you. Through your service, a public image or impression is also created […]
Transference of spirits is the transfer of spirits from one person to another. Transference of spirits is part and parcel of every mankind here on planet earth. There are two types of transference of spirits: a. Positive or Holy transference of spirits. b. Negative or Unholy transference of spirits
The Mr. Jones’s of today will continue to look to the world’s standards by purchasing and obtaining the “in things” in hopes of filling their need for affirmation. In contrast, the rich man, aware he needed to be fulfilled with something more, approached Jesus asking for eternal life.
Lord, reveal my heart. Am I seeking to serve or to exert power? Amen. Especially as we endeavor to minister in spaces where exertions of power are manifest all the time, we're reminded not to respond like-for-like. Conflict never abates when retaliation occurs.
Are you afraid of death? Many people for fear of death have taken wrong steps and decisions, yet death has no power over a Christian believer, except he or she allows it.
In our spiritual house, spiritual termites could be compared to those things that erode our relationship with the Lord. They won’t cause you to lose your salvation because only a conscious decision to turn away from Christ can do that - but they can lead to such an attitude.