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. God promises to satisfy you with long life (Psalm 91:16) and to fulfill the number of your days (Exodus 23:26).
This message is meant for people who consider themselves Christians and who are confident their marriage is on the right track but who do not yet have the understanding of certain marriage-destroying acts that they may be practicing in their private lives.
Tacos were first introduced to most of the world by fast food restaurants. They were invariably made with fried corn tortillas and filled with limp shredded lettuce, a few pieces of onion and cheese, some fried, seasoned mystery meat and a squirt of the ubiquitous "taco sauce", which was mostly vinegar, tomato and chili.
Christianity is exploding in Iran at the same time the government and religious authorities are engaged in unprecedented repression of believers.
One thing Mrs. Happy discovered during a bit of research is that Bible-believing Christians disagree sharply on this subject. Why so much disagreement? Because the Bible never mentions masturbation, not even once. Any argument on either side must be built on general Scriptural principles; the Word of God declines to say “do” or “don’t.”
Everyone is looking for love. We look for love, think we have found it, and then find ourselves disillusioned when the feelings go away. Well what does real love look like anyway? What is the love we all need and want?
The following 10 reasons to quit or reduce sugar can help you live a sugar free lifestyle. America is addicted to sugar. Most Americans consume three times more sugar daily then is recommended by USDA.
Two friends recently posted on social media the significance of the number seventeen. Both stated that in the Bible the number symbolizes “overcoming the enemy” and “complete victory.” This immediately brought to mind the great Old Testament book of Joshua, which tells us the history of Joshua and the children of Israel attaining victory after […]
An emotional affair may not be about sex, but it is certainly an extramarital affair and those involved are definitely looking for something that most times ends up in heartbreak.
Scriptures: Psalm 50:15, Zechariah 4:7, Isaiah 9:6-7, Philippians 2:6-7,1 John 4: 4-6, Genesis 26:12, Romans 4: 20-25.
Thank You Almighty God for seeing us through 2013 and granting us the privilege of seeing the year 2014
Thank You for life the greatest gift of all - Good health both of mind and body, your grace that is more than sufficient for us and your peace that surpasses all understanding
Eating sensibly, taking less of everything, and skipping second helpings are sure ways to begin. “Put a knife in your throat if given to gluttony,” says the Book of Proverbs. A person who leaves the table a little hungry need never fear overweight.
Christmas came early for me this year. I got the last gift I expected on a supernatural platter of signs and wonders.
Loneliness is no respecter of persons. Young or old, literate or illiterate, rich or poor, anyone can be affected by loneliness. David Jeremiah called it the "Disease of the Decade." Many years ago Thoreau said, "A city is a place where hundreds of lonely people live together."
Many times, it is therapeutic to delve into the archives of your life and excavate one or more torturous experiences for the purpose of re-examination and permanent closure.
If you aren't going to be with your family on holidays, consider opening your doors to others in your situation. Put out the call to your neighbors, or church group that you will be hosting a dinner or dessert party on the holiday to anyone who finds themselves without someone to celebrate with.
When my family struggled financially, I noticed something seeping up from my heart: a sickening, dog-eat-dog kind of mentality that secretly resented others I knew who were doing better and sought to compete for little scraps of material provision. I thought I was above these kinds of attitudes—I really did.
Susie Jennings has a favorite saying: “God did not call the equipped, but He will equip the call.” And her life as one of the most unlikely homeless advocates demonstrates it through and through.
It's normal and natural to resent certain experiences; those that take us far outside the control we never would surrender. Enter the grief experience. It's why our first cataclysmic grief experience teaches us so much.
If our 2016 Presidential election proved anything, it proved America is a divided nation. Now this shouldn’t be a surprise, since this has been the case for twenty years.
Knowing what is important to your loved ones will allow you to find better ways to make their Christmas special without worrying about your bank account and credit cards.
In this individualistic society we live, there is a tendency to proclaim ourselves to be the masters of our domain. We pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and we make it happen. We create our own destiny! Right? "If it wasn't for me... it would have all fallen apart!"
It is sad to see how our few Christian television channels have been invaded by Microwave Christianity hawked by self appointed apostles and prosperity moguls who blatantly push their deceptive speeches about a Jesus who does not come from the Bible.
It is not enough for believers under the New Testament to live outside God’s will because ministers and leaders in the Church are doing wrong. God holds everyone accountable for their wrongdoings, notwithstanding what leadership does.
Keeping me and all that concerns me in perfect peace that surpasses all understanding
Hearing me in the day of trouble and sending me help from your holy sanctuary
Sending your angels to take charge and keep me in all my ways
There was a demonic element to my bondage as well. Throughout my childhood strong urges to leap from buildings and bridges relentlessly assaulted me. There must have been an angel holding me back because on several occasions the urge to jump was irresistible and I could not understand what kept me from doing so. "
In The Relational Soul, counselor Richard Plass and former pastor James Cofield, uncover why deep, meaningful connections with God and others cannot exist without trust, and why maturity develops only through authentic community.
Desperation is the key to the miraculous. Everyone Jesus touched, healed and impacted had a desperate need. The leper, the woman at the well, the adulterous woman, the blind, the lame, and the dead – were all desperate. Jesus’ own hometown of Nazareth said, “We want nothing to do with you.” They weren’t desperate.
Healing from unresolved grief and any trauma related stress starts when we acknowledge the loss and accept the loss. Part of acceptance means letting go. Share your story with someone who you can trust, but then take it to God. Tell God exactly how you feel. Ask God to bring healing to your unresolved grief, and help with moving on with a new life. You are not betraying your loved one if you move on with your life, and it does not mean that you do not love them.
Living with someone 'till do us part' and with no regrets, is proving to be an incredible feat. So for those who contemplate marriage, it is important to understand the meaning of marriage.
That adversity comes to all, is a fact of life. Human existence is replete with challenges; from the cradle to the grave.
This Thanksgiving, be thankful for the provisions you have received. Measure the financial progress you have made this year and continue to be disciplined as you enter this holiday season.encouragement, affirmation, and love.