God’s direction or People’s advice?

adviceDo you ever get unwanted advice from anyone? They just offer their opinion on what they think you should do!
I know some people who will tell you how, when, and where you should do it. They will explain how they did it or that they tried it your way and it won’t work. Continue reading

Need a blessing – Give a blessing!

give a blessingSometimes you need a sign, some sort of confirmation on what you believe God has told you.
You need some scripture or a prophecy from someone you trust that speaks to your heart about the things God has laid on your heart.
Maybe such was the case with Mary. Continue reading

I am the Lord’s servant

lords servantI remember my first in-the-pulpit devotion. I was petrified but I also liked it – a lot! I remember after my next devotional, the pastor approached me and said he thought God may be calling me into the ministry.
ME…A PREACHER? You’ve got to be kidding. Continue reading

Understanding God’s Word

Gods wordHave you ever heard God speaking to you, even through a minister, and felt confused or disturbed?
Sometimes it is difficult to understand what God is trying to say.
Take the case of Mary when Gabriel shows up and says she is highly favored of God.

Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God!” Luke 1:29-30 Continue reading

Standing in the gap.

helpSo Joshua did what Moses had commanded and fought the army of Amalek. Meanwhile, Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed to the top of a nearby hill. As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. Ex 17:10-13
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God is with YOU!

God with usIn the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!” Luke 1:26-28

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What your gestures say!

gesturesWhen he finally did come out, he couldn’t speak to them. Then they realized from his gestures and his silence that he must have seen a vision in the sanctuary. Luke 1:22 Continue reading