Escaping the Yoke of the Swindler

This message is FABULOUS!!!  It really helps explain why our churches today are so dry and not sensing the power of God.

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Don’t Let Discouragement Take Your Strength

This is a very encouraging message.

 

The Real Jesus of the Last Days

This is an absolutely FABULOUS and encouraging message.  In light of times in which we are living, I highly recommend it.  You won’t be disappointed!

Worship That Moves the Lord

Worship That Moves the Lord

Have you ever been so desperate in prayer that you begin to beg God for His help, yet feel as if He is ignoring you?  A Canaanite woman experienced that very thing.  In Matthew 15:22, she is crying out to Jesus as He passes by.  Yet, the Lord doesn’t even acknowledge her.

Now many of us become discouraged when we feel as if the Lord is ignoring us.  We may even fail to pray since we feel as if our fervent prayers are falling on deaf ears.  Yet, what this Canaanite woman does next fascinates me.  She refuses to give up.  She comes and humbly kneels before Jesus and again asks for His help.  Her humble posture speaks volumes to the Lord, for not only does He notice her, He speaks to her.  Her humble response shows her great faith in Him, even though He previously ignored her.  He commends her for her great faith and grants her request.

We can learn much from this story.  When we don’t get an immediate response, we must not get mad and become too proud to ask again.  We must humble ourselves before Him and keep asking, for the Lord will not reject a humble, contrite heart. (Psalm 51:17)  Our humble worship may be what moves Him to act quickly on our behalf.

© 2008, Stacy R Miller

5 Loaves and 2 Fish

I was listening to a message this morning by Pastor James Merritt on the 5 loaves and 2 fish.  Something really stood out to me.  Speaking of the 12 baskets of leftovers, he said, “Jesus isn’t all I need; He is MORE than I need.”

Psalm 91

Verse 13 mentions the lion and cobra, the great lion and serpent.

Great Lion problems = Bold, loud, head-on problems
Young lion problems = small harassment, distraction, irritations (they can grow to full scale problems)
Cobra problems = a deceptive scheme that can devour us, ambush
Dragon (some versions) or Serpent problems = Unfounded fears, fear of the unknown, death, loss, tormenting suspicions.

Next to verse 14, where it says, “for he acknowledges my name,” I have written “responds to.”  So a lot of people will say they “acknowledge” the Lord, but do they truly “respond” to Him when He speaks?  Seems kind of like faith and works.  Can’t have one w/o the other.

Quiet Restful Habitation in the Midst of Chaos

In Me You Will Find a Quiet Restful Habitation of Peace

This is such a powerful word, even addressing the shepherds who are tickling itching ears.  We have great persecution coming to us.  Time to armor up, stay grounded in the Word, and hidden in the shadow of His wings.

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