Where are the Miracles?

There is much talk of signs, wonders and miracles in some circles.  Many desire to see healing, but see little.  At the same time, there are places where these abound.  What makes the difference?  Here are a couple of explanations, but of course, there are more reasons.  Let’s start with a couple of questions: what…

Your Agendas

Why do believers strive?  Why are they wearing themselves out when they should be in a place of rest?  Why are they experiencing anxiety as they seek to fulfill the will of God?  One reason comes down to one word: “agenda.”  Everyone has one, it’s a question of whose agenda they have that makes all…

Affliction and You (Part Two)

As previously stated in part one of “Affliction and You,” it is important to view affliction through the correct filter or lens. The temptation is to view affliction as all negative, which tends to stifle hope.  It is important to underscore that God indeed causes all things to work together for good to those who…

Affliction and You (Part One)

Affliction and hopelessness often run together causing mayhem in the lives of those they overrun.  Fear and anger tend to cooperate in the operation of these two nemeses.  Non-believers don’t stand much of a chance against them.  Believers on the other hand, can overcome them; indeed, Scripture reveals that the victory over them is already…

Basically Speaking

Your purpose, plans and calling must be kept in proper perspective.  They can never become your priority, much less your gods. God must always be your Priority; otherwise, your heart may be stolen by idolatry.  We don’t do things for the sake of the call; we do things for His sake.  If we do things…

Powerless or Powerful

Sometimes, people feel impressed to embark on a new journey, but feel powerless to pursue the dream.  Even though it may be God-breathed, they choke their destiny by embracing the sense of powerlessness that have plagued them for most of their lives.  It is one thing to recognize a vision is too big to accomplish…

Doctrines

Where do false doctrines come from?  The Bible tells us they come from men and demons.  We also know there is the true Doctrine of Christ, and one of our goals as His disciples is to know His doctrine in accordance to His view.  Even the sincerest believer can hold false teachings; moreover, he can…

Prevailing Influence

In whatever realm a person finds himself is a place of great influence.  The question is, what kind of influence is present?  The answer lies in what or who dominates the sphere.  The environment is created by the dominant force of the arena in which you find yourself.  There are strong personalities that like to…

God’s Glory and You

Question: is the glory of God good enough for you?  That may sound like a trick question; but it’s not.  Of course, the question itself may gender more questions, so let’s clarify a few things.  John 17:22-23 The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just…

Deal with Your Brokenness

There are things in the lives of believers that come between them and God.  Some of those things hinder them from receiving the love of the Father.  In turn, it keeps them from expressing His love to others.  Envy, jealousy, anger wrath, unforgiveness, bitterness and the like are things we all are exhorted to put…