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A Call to Prayer
I was privileged to see the new faith-based film, The War Room, in a pre-lease showing last night. I encourage everyone to see this film. A little slow at first, it builds in interest and by the end you’re shouting, “Hallelujah.” It’s a powerful call to Christians to enter the “War Room” of our prayer closets to pray for the Church, our nation and the next generation.
As Christians, our true source of power does not rest in our political system or political leaders, nor in our economic power or influence, but in God alone. And our battle plan must come from Him if we are to take back the Church, our nation and the next generation. Continue reading
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I recently suffered what I considered a great injustice. My heart hurt and the emotional pain seemed to cast a shadow over my entire being. I felt numb and confused as to why the situation was causing me so much pain.
During a recent morning walk, I cried out to God as David did, “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?” (Psalm 43:5 ESV). I asked God to reveal the source of my pain and show me how to deal with it.
As I prayed, I felt the Lord say to me, “Your heart is wounded.” He said it with such kindness, but I knew that wasn’t the end of it. I needed to get beneath the woundedness to discover how to be healed. Continue reading
A Day Without Prayer is Like Missing A Button Hole
Have you ever buttoned up your dress or jacket and missed the top button? You look down and everything is askew and you realize you have to start all over again. The same thing can happen in our spiritual lives. If you don’t have prayer as a top priority in your day, nothing else will line up right. Jesus spent time in prayer every day communing with His Heavenly Father, and if He needed to pray daily, how can we hope to navigate through our day on our own? It is only through prayer that we will find the power and guidance to fulfill God’s will in our lives. So begin each day spending some time in prayer, listening to the One who can help you align all the buttons of your life.
Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha
Salted caramel mocha coffee drinks, salted caramel biscotti, salted caramel gelato–bring it on! There’s just something about the rich caramel taste seasoned with salt that’s extra special. Without the salt, it’s just sort of a run-of-the-mill drink or dessert. In fact, I’ve been known to drive straight through the Starbucks line without ordering anything when I find out they’re out of the salt!
Webster’s Dictionary defines salt as: a natural white substance that is used especially to flavor or preserve food. In the Bible, Christians are defined as “salt.” In Matthew 5:13, Jesus says; “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.” In other words, Christians should have a preserving and flavoring effect in our society. Continue reading