I will reach out to Him for healing
Brushing my teeth in the bathroom, I stare at my mirror, lost in thought. After the insanity of 2020, I pondered what this new year will bring. Dropping my hands, I glared up at the ceiling, “Lord, I can’t take another 2020. I am tired of being sick. I am tired of the disappointments. My friends, family, and so many persons I speak with are aching right now. I am tired … just tired,” I exclaimed.
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Prayer for the new year
Above everything else that I wanted to write to you, I felt a strong calling to pray for you and share this prayer. So for the new year, join me in prayer:
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Are you doing this for Christmas?
For to us, a child is born,
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to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – Luke 9:6
Why you should not tithe
“I know you believe in tithing, but if I were to tithe, the monthly amount would equal purchasing a new car!” announced the speaker. He was obviously in distress. I looked on in fascination. His friend’s response had me sitting back in my seat in awe.
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Do you get on God’s nerves?
“Hey sis, I am so sorry I couldn’t get the information to you. I have been busy working on my residency application,” explained my friend. I was excited to hear this news. A stalwart member of the community and diligent worker for God’s work and mission, it was great seeing my brother in Christ take this next step for residency in the country.
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The Godly Woman’s last defence
“You have arthritis in your back,” announced the medical professional. “But, I am not officially supposed to tell you this, so you should speak to your doctor about these results, ” she quickly whispered. Sitting across from her, I felt the world still and freeze in my mind.
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The best way to learn how to pray
I needed to know the best way to learn how to pray. And I needed it fast. With debt collectors calling, my health in decline, recently coming out of a horrendous marriage that almost took my life… My life was a mess, but even worse was my prayer life.
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That ‘H’ Word
I love my moments with God. This prayer series that we are currently pursuing in Bible Study has opened up even more areas of blessings and struggles for me.
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Are you God’s friend?
I became fascinated with the story of Moses a few years ago. Moses’ life began in a river swarmed by reeds and thickets of bulrushes. At a time where there was a national edict to kill all Hebrew baby boys in the land of Egypt, Moses’ mother, Jochebed, saw the only solution of leaving her baby in the Nile River with the hope that he would be saved. Rescued by the princess of the land, Moses grew up amongst royalty.
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The one disgusting trap for every believer
In Matthew 6, Jesus begins by warning us not to ‘practice righteousness in front of others to be seen’. That rising feeling in your gut where you want persons to see how much time or money you gave to others in need. The boasting of all that you do for family, church, work, or the community. The desire to let persons know how long you pray, or what a great prayer warrior you are. The display that you put on when you are fasting, exclaiming how long you are fasting and what you are doing without, so persons can look on you with awe.
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