As He hung on the cross, Jesus identified with everybody who will ever innocently suffer...
As youth leaders, it's really easy to "talk about prayer" and yet rarely make personal time to pray ourselves.
How could a really good God let that really bad thing happen to good people? Even when you've followed all the rules and done everything right… it happens. We know that God didn't cause that bad thing to happen. But the burning question is… Why didn't He stop it? He could have.
Your character won't be developed quickly. You rarely notice the changes while they're happening. Character changes aren't sexy or fun. But be careful...
Taken from the message, "The Three Harbor Lights Of Guidance," Jeanne looks at lining up Circumstances, the Word of God, and the Peace of God when looking for God's Guidance.
As followers of Christ, we can confidently rest in the promise of His guidance. When we get off course, we can trust Him to get us back on track.
Jesus knows what it feels like to have life stink sometimes. Jesus on the cross doesn't just take away our sins...He was innocently suffering... innocently taking a rap for something He didn't bring on Himself.
Jeanne talks candidly to a group of women who asked her..."How do you keep your faith in the valleys of life?"
Jesus answers prayers...but every once in a while it's an EVEN IF moment. Where for reasons that sometimes we don't know until we get to heaven, we don't always get the answers we want.
We talk about worship all the time...it's a part of our every Sunday morning routine. But how big of a deal is "worship" in the Lord's eyes? In the Scripture He says it's THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL THE COMMANDMENTS. So, let's take a look at some thoughts when it comes to what biblical worship is and what it isn't.
If you're in ministry, remember, God doesn't call you to be His business associate, He calls you to be His son or His daughter. It is still agonizing to me how many people are in the ministry and don't carve out a consistent time, even if it's 10 minutes in the Word and 10 minutes in prayer each day, with the Lord. For me, it's my back porch time, for my husband, it was his appointment with the Lord. I don't know that it ever happens unless you consistently have a certain time of day you do it. For me, it's the first thing in the morning.