To prepare your heart to receive this message, please take a moment and listen to this song by Donald Lawrence - Hebrews 4:9 "A Rest" (Vintage Detroit Mix) I have so much to say to you, but I have no idea where to start. Therefore, I'll start with the message the Holy Spirit has been … Continue reading The Gift: Rest
After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, [a]your exceedingly great reward.” Genesis 15:1 (NKJV) Lately I’ve been feeling helpless, trapped and weary. Lately I’ve been wanting rest. While God has been elevating me, taking me from glory to … Continue reading God is Your Reward
Only God gives inward peace, and I depend on him. God alone is the mighty rock that keeps me safe, and he is the fortress where I feel secure. God saves me and honors me. He is that mighty rock where I find safety. Trust God, my friends, and always tell him each one of … Continue reading Perspective Shift: Dealing with Negative Emotions
By faith these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them. They shut the mouths of lions, quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight. Hebrews 11:33 … Continue reading Use Your Faith! Overcome Your fears!
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 (NLT) Happy New Year!!! Praise God for another year with our … Continue reading Overcoming an Identity Crisis: I am Who God says I am
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9 (NLT) I remember having a conversation with my friend Tamara sometime in September. We were discussing some of the prayers we sent up on behalf of one … Continue reading Weary in the Wait
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, [a] he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. Psalm 68:5-6 (NIV) Dear Reader, I felt led to share some of my journey to wholeness with you … Continue reading Healing from an Absent Father: Testimony, Prayer, and Action Steps