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New Year is about Spiritual Rousing

God’s New Year is about spiritual rousing. Leviticus 23:23–25 gives us a picture of New Year, God’s way. The blowing trumpet in ancient Israel marked solemn, joyful, and  urgent occasions. It caused them to be roused. This Scripture concerns the Feast of the Trumpets. It happened in the seventh month in the Jewish worship calendar and […] Continue reading…

O God, Bend Me!

Before any revival happens there is always an honest evaluation of our spiritual condition, a desperation for God’s restoration and an intercession for God’s salvation. God responds to honest, desperate and praying people. If we, our church, this nation, and this world are to have revival, we must have these three foundational ingredients in our […] Continue reading…

Jesus Heals Our Hearts

 In my last post I wrote about how Jesus heals us through forgiveness. We looked at the paralytic and the apostle Matthew and how they were spiritually healed. Jesus told the paralytic to “arise, take up your bed, and go to your house (Mark 2:9).” He was not only spiritually healed; he was physically healed […] Continue reading…

Jesus the Healer

 Jesus encounter with the paralytic (Mark 2:1–12) is a tremendously interesting moment in His ministry.  It’s so important that all three Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) record it. What’s also interesting is what happens immediately following this event. Both Matthew and Luke indicate that on the same day, “As Jesus passed on from there, […] Continue reading…

Understanding Brokenheartedness

Brokenheartedness is way beyond just having a bad day or going through a tough season. Rest assured that God is there for those times as well, but we’re talking about a life-changing, soul-wrenching tragedy in which every other trial, every other heartbreak you’ve faced suddenly pales in comparison.

God’s Truth is THE Foundation

God is there patiently waiting for us. He’s there to start the healing process. He’s waiting for us with comfort and truth…

Mourning Our Sin – A Lesson from King David

David sought God’s comfort. He confessed his sins. He put his face down in fear of the Lord and asked for mercy. He vehemently desired for God to blot out his transgressions and cleanse him.

Having a Heavenly Mindset in the Midst Your Hurt

The Apostle Paul’s life surely wasn’t a walk in the park (see 2 Corinthians 11:24–28). He gives us a glimpse of how he got through some incredibly tough times in 2 Corinthians 4:8–10: We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, […] Continue reading…

No One Is Exempt from Pain

Yesterday I shared a message about how a heavenly mindset will help bring healing and hope to our hurts, pains and sorrows. One of the points I made is that Christians are not exempt from this issue of pain and sorrow—they happen to everyone. Scripture promises us tribulation, persecution and all kinds of troubling things. […] Continue reading…

Diving Deeper

Friends gave us books on grief in the days and weeks after Josiah left for Heaven. The only ones that ever brought comfort were those about Heaven. In others there seemed to be this common thread of relating grief to a tidal wave that picks you up, thrashes you around, and finally leaves you alive on the beach . . . but the Lord gave us a much different picture.

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