Fear seems to be ruling many hearts these days. People are afraid of viral infection and the possibilities of grave illness or death; loss of jobs, savings, homes, or other possessions. Fear of going out; fear of staying in; fear of government over-reach, and the list goes on. One person told me that she lies awake at night worrying about losing family members to the coronavirus. What does God’s Word say to this? Continue reading
So Paul, standing before the council, addressed them as follows:
“Men of Athens, I notice that you are very religious in every way, for as I was walking along I saw your many shrines. And one of your altars had this inscription on it: ‘To an Unknown God.’
This God, whom you worship without knowing, is the one I’m telling you about. He is the God who made the world and everything in it.”
~ Acts 17:22-24a NLT
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GOD BLESS AMERICA! We have prayer proclamations going around our nation from the White House to Governor Mansions. We have live prayer and hope on social media and television. Is this the new normal? Continue reading
Today I see a world shaken.
Today I see men scrambling.
Confusion and terror reign over the land.
The mighty fear a tiny foe,
And hide from each other,
Behind strips of cloth – A worthless defense.
Has Hope really fled?
Science is aghast.
Hearts are torn
From fear and dread
As we count the dead.
~ Me in Quarantine
But as for me, I will sing about Your power.
Each morning I will sing with joy about Your unfailing love.
For You have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress.
O my Strength, to You I sing praises, for You, O God, are my refuge,
the God who shows me unfailing love. ~ Psalm 59:16-17 NLT
In the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, my personal story of our family’s survival of the 1957-1958 Asian Flu comes to mind. Continue reading
Tomorrow (Sunday) is a National Day of Prayer established by our President Trump. There is much to pray for in times like these. I hope that our nation will come together and bend the knee to our Heavenly Father; Who is quick to forgive, to save, and to bless those who come to Him in prayer.
First of all, thanks to President Trump for his courageous leadership that reminds our people to pray for each other and the nation. Prayer has always been an integral part of God’s blessings on any nation. We have endured many wars during our nation’s history, and from humble beginnings to the present Covid-19 national crisis, prayer has been the mainstay of our nation’s very existence.
- It is an honorable thing to pray for our national leaders; for God’s guidance, safety, and blessing upon them and their families as they serve their countrymen.
- Prayers unite us in asking for God’s mercy upon The United States and other nations of the world to eradicate the Covid-19 spread.
- Prayers for those stricken with illness, or loss of any kind currently and in the days ahead; safety and peace without panic.
So find that secret place where there are no distractions and just open your heart to God. He hears. Share any feelings of fear with Him so He may shelter you with His peace.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” ~ Psalms 91: 1-2 NKJV
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, ~ 1 Timothy 2: 1-3 NKJV
Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men. ~ Titus 3: 1-2 NKJV
Praying now LORD: for healing of the sick; for endurance and wisdom for the caregivers, doctors, and nurses. We take authority over illness, of viruses, lack, famine, or any other plague which may come against our nation or the magnificent world of Your creation – in the powerful Name of Jesus. May this nation of diverse peoples bend toward You as we come together in repentance and love for one another in the face of adversity. May we remember You with trembling and seek mercy in the True Light of Your Salvation – Our Messiah, Jesus. Amen.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 NKJV
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. ~ 2Timothy 1:7 NKJV
I have often observed that some Christians sow an offering for something other than spiritual bread. They are taught to sow for a new house, new car, new clothes, or a better job. I believe, however, we receive our greatest rewards when we simply put the Kingdom of God first and allow GOD to add to us what we need, when we need it (Mathew 6:33). ~ Pastor Perry Stone, Jr., Voice of Evangelism
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Did you know that God’s Valentine was sent to every person in a written record called The Holy Bible? It explains His love to us, which surpasses all understanding. Continue reading
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.“ Amen.
~ Matthew 28: 18-20 NKJV