Even though a small percentage of the Christian community takes issue with Santa, I find it hard to be threatened by him. I also find it impossible to believe that either God, the Father, or Christ, the Son, is likely to be eclipsed by the silhouette of Santa’s sleigh rising in the Christmas sky.
It is neither pretentious nor naive to propose that, though seriously imperiled, the future of America is salvageable. America can be transformed through a people whose faith and actions are rooted in God’s call and promise. The Bible reveals that, as Abraham’s seed, praying believers have the potential to determine the destiny of nations. Let us receive God’s promise. America can be saved!
The devastating upheavals taking place in our world today underscore how critical it is for each of us to receive and experience the unshakable Kingdom of Jesus Christ for ourselves. By hearing and responding to Jesus’ call, it is possible for His unshakable Kingdom to so penetrate the fabric of our lives that even though we may be shocked by circumstances, we will not become shaken by them.
In the aftermath of an earthquake, we need to have our souls settled. While everything else is shaking, certain truths sustain those who know God and His Word. Only as those truths are settled in our minds can our soula manage to carry on with wisdom, peace and holy resolve.
God's key to changing a nation comes through the prayers of His people. The church's assigned priority is prayer, and the power of a rising tidal wave of prayer can drive back the strongest surges of evil that the flesh or devil can generate.
The average believer never learns to pray beyond the circle of their own personal need, usually because they suppose it’s presumptuous to pray for great issues, or they feel their faith isn’t great enough. Yet the Word of God calls us to pray for our cities and nations, assuring us that our prayers are indeed decisive.
God doesn’t want people to be divorced; it isn’t His will. Yet that doesn’t blackball anyone who’s been divorced or write them out of the possibility of a fulfilling life because of their divorced status. It is possible with time—and those are important words—to see God’s purpose restored in the lives who have been impacted by a divorce. Jesus is, after all, our Redeemer. Those possibilities come on the terms of God’s Word, and are lived out in the power of His Holy Spirit.
Through my years of walking with Jesus, I’ve discovered He keeps me in a permanent state of transition. And I’ve learned a little about the potential for joy when you allow the Holy Spirit to keep “flex” in your soul.
Our unity as believers is our witness to the world of the life and truth of the living Savior, Jesus Christ.
All of us have faced a pivotal moment that required us to choose between God's way and our own. Within the context of an intimate relationship with the Father and a restful commitment to His will, we are able to do the right thing when everything around us is going wrong. As we walk in obedience, even in the midst of struggle, an unimaginable outbreak of God's redemptive work occurs in us and through us.
The vitality people experience in church doesn’t come from any personality or style of leadership. It is the glory of the Lord. The liberty we experience is because of the presence of the Lord, and our worship makes room for that. The same thing is true in our homes.
God’s call to observe and celebrate the milestones of our life is His way of reminding us, "My world is different from yours." By means of feasts and celebration, God's covenant is established to bless, prosper and work miracles among His people.