People of Prayer in the Bible:Abraham

People of Prayer in the Bible: Abraham

We read in the Bible about people who had great prayer relationships and wish that we could have the type of relationship that they had with God.  To me, Abraham is one of these people.  As we read the life of Abraham, there are several things to notice about his walk with God.  There are steps we can follow that can allow us to have a better prayer relationship with God. Read more…

Starting the New Year off Right

Philippians 3:13-14  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.


The greatest runner of the early 1900’s was a man named Glenn Cunningham.  Glenn Cunningham was involved in a fire at the age of eight that burned his legs so badly, doctors told him he would never walk again.  The burns were so bad that the doctors recommended amputating his legs.  Glenn and his parents agreed to try a new form of therapy in an effort to keep Glenn’s legs.  Glenn lost all of his toes on his left foot, the arch of the same foot was destroyed, and he lost much of the skin on his shin and knees.  In spite of all of this, Glenn determined to walk again which he did, two years after his accident.  Walking was not enough for Glenn.  Read more…

Spirit-Filled Lady

Being a Spirit-filled Lady

          I have heard the role of a wife and mother described as the Holy Spirit presence in the home.  This causes me to wonder how I can act like the Holy Spirit?  I know many Scriptures describing Jesus Christ’s attributes, but what about the Spirit?

          The Spirit speaks in a still, small voice.  He doesn’t demand attention or respect, but He compels us to have a close relationship with Jesus by showing compassion, love, and forgiveness. He comforts us in sorrow and helps us bear the burdens of life. He will lead us to the Source of strength and reveal the Answer to life’s questions.  Read more…

Trust in The Lord

It’s simple. It’s short. Yet it’s incredibly powerful. Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of the most familiar passages in the Bible–with good reason. It sets forth a life-changing truth that is worthy of our attention. Spend three minutes reading this article, and see if you agree.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Trust in the Lord.

It starts with trust. Any real relationship has to start with some level of trust. It’s the only way a friendship will endure. It’s the only way a marriage will work out. It’s the simple reason why an employer hires workers, or why the workers stay employed. It’s all about trust. Trust in the Lord, however, takes on an entirely new dimension. This is our trust in an eternal, all-powerful, all-wise, all-loving God. He is worthy of our trust. The trust is important, not just because of who God is, but because of the way in which we must trust him: with all your heart. It involves every fiber of your being. That’s the kind of trust we can have in God–a complete, unshakable, deep, abiding trust.


Read part 2, Don’t Lean On Your Understanding

Do Not Lean on Your Own Understanding

Read part 1 first, Trust In The Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.


Don’t Lean on Your Understanding

The verse involves a positive–something you must do. But it also involves a negative–something you must not do. Don’t lean on your own understanding. Basically, the verse is telling us that we ought not to be self-reliant. We cannot pursue a course of action, a financial decision, a business move, a relationship, or an educational choice, simply based on our own understanding. It must be founded in our trust in God.

Self-reliance is such a deceptive trap. We begin to pride ourselves in something–our savvy, our looks, our intellect, our spirituality, our family, whatever. And when we do, it takes away our trust in the Lord. It has become trust in self. The result is a dangerous compromise that will lead to destruction.

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