Just over a year ago, November 3, 2017, to be exact, I was praying. I was very concerned about some things in the Church, in our country and in the world. I admit that I was tending to feel somewhat discouraged and lacking in faith and hope. Then I was surprised to sense the Lord speaking a word to my heart. The following is what I heard:
“For such a time as this” the Lord is offering us wisdom from his Word. This Month we continue exploring some Scripture verses that seem to be especially relevant today. Guard these words in your heart for hope and encouragement.
“May you live in interesting times!”, is supposed to be an old Chinese curse. Well, I don’t think there is any doubt that we do live in interesting times, but we take heart that since Jesus became a curse for us, we are no longer under any curse (cf. Gal. 3:13). Our lives and our times are in the Lord’s hands and the Lord’s plan.
“What’s the most important thing in our lives? It is to know and to do God’s will for us.”
Have you ever wondered how it might be possible to know God’s will?
There is probably no teaching that has helped me more than the one I’m about to share with you.
We all experience trials, difficulties, troubles, tribulations of various kinds. How do these hardships, big and small, fit into God’s plan for us?
By God’s grace and mercy we have the victory in spiritual warfare. But when and where did the war start?
When you study any war in history, it’s important to identify when and where it started. So it is with spiritual warfare. The answer may surprise you –
Let’s continue to find hope directly from the Word of God for our lives. Last month we considered five hopeful truths. Here are an additional five. Read on!
HOPE! We certainly need it! We are living in difficult times when truth is under attack, God is under attack, and we are under attack. As we began this year of 2018, I thought it would be good to reflect upon some basic truths that can give us hope. I selected ten and I pray they will be helpful to you. This month we’ll consider five and next month, another five…