God’s Purpose in Your Trial

 And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News. Philippians 1:12 NLT What do you do when the thing you despised becomes the mission in your life? Sometimes, the position you take might be influenced by your family … Continue reading God’s Purpose in Your Trial

Set Apart

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations. ” Jeremiah 1:5 NLT We live in a world today that seeks to devalue people.  There is no respect for anyone and sometimes if we are not … Continue reading Set Apart

God’s Marvelous Blessings

And he built structures on the walls of Jerusalem, designed by experts to protect those who shot arrows and hurled large stones from the towers and the corners of the wall. His fame spread far and wide, for the Lord gave him marvelous help, and he became very powerful. 2 Chronicles 26:15 NLT Success is defined as the … Continue reading God’s Marvelous Blessings

Expert Witnesses

In life today, people are always looking for information. We want to know what is happening, and how what we hear impacts our lives. Sometimes we hear about something that happened in our community. So if you want to get more information, you need to find a witness who saw what happened. A witness is … Continue reading Expert Witnesses

Guided by Compassion

If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? 1 John 3:17 NLT  When Jesus walked this earth, He was a man who was moved with compassion. Compassion means sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a … Continue reading Guided by Compassion

By Divine Design

There are so many ways that people meet and become acquainted. Some meet on the train. They wait for the same train at the same spot daily and one day they generate a conversation. Pretty soon, they sit together and a relationship develops. It could be a relationship that is confined to the commute. Sometimes … Continue reading By Divine Design

Women of Value

 On the Sabbath we went a little way outside the city to a riverbank, where we thought people would be meeting for prayer, and we sat down to speak with some women who had gathered there. Acts 16:13 NLT Paul and Silas have arrived in Macedonia and on the Sabbath day they went to the … Continue reading Women of Value

Available for Service

That night Paul had a vision: A man from Macedonia in northern Greece was standing there, pleading with him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us!” Acts 16:9 NLT There are times in life when people have difficulty understanding the importance of being led by the Spirit. They evaluate the options before them and they … Continue reading Available for Service

Holy Spirit in Control

Next Paul and Silas traveled through the area of Phrygia and Galatia, because the Holy Spirit had prevented them from preaching the word in the province of Asia at that time. Acts 16:6 NLT There was a time in Paul’s life that no one would believe that he would be on the mission field telling … Continue reading Holy Spirit in Control