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Action through Prayer: A Spiritual Exercise
Praying for others is a powerful way of putting love into action. You're not only thinking of them and wanting to help, but you're doing something about it. Prayer, as millions of people worldwide will attest, does change things. Prayer moves God's hand and heart to do the things we ask.
The Power in Praise: A Most Unconventional Warfare
In all of history, this had to be one of the most unconventional ways to try to defend a country under siege. Who ever heard of an army being led by a group of singers and musicians? But sing and play they did! Here is the true account from the Bible's book of 2 Chronicles, chapter 20.
God Does Something New
When Jesus rose from the dead, His resurrection was the first phase of God’s new creation, a new kind of existence—a human body was transformed by the power of God into one that is no longer affected by death, decay, and corruption. Nothing like this had ever happened!
Love Enough to Forgive
The divine, supernatural, miraculous, infinite, marvelous love of God is love enough to forgive! God’s mercy is endless, from everlasting to everlasting. His love and mercy and forgiveness and salvation never end. He never stops loving us, no matter what we do.
Childlike Faith
Jesus said, “Unless you ... become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of Heaven” (Matthew 18:3) and, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God” (Mark 10:14).
The Power in Praise: Thank God for the Good
You're a very special creation of God's love, so don't worry about a few blemishes. Imagine how self-righteous and proud we would be if God had made us all perfect! Instead, He gave us all a few blemishes. God doesn't want us to look at the blemishes; He wants us to look at the good.
The Power in Praise: Blessings From Battles
Because "many are the afflictions of the righteous" (Psalm 34:19), it's certainly comforting to know that "all things work together for good to them that love the Lord, to them who are the called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28).
The Power in Praise: Maurine's Secret to Happiness
A reader in the U.S. sent in the following true story about a gracious, legally blind 92-year-old woman named Maurine Jones. It seems Maurine discovered one of the secrets to happiness years ago.
Prayer Power
The Lord leaves a lot up to us and our concern and prayer. If we only pray halfheartedly, we only get half an answer. But if we pray with our whole heart, we get a wholehearted, strong answer. If we turn it on real strong, then it reflects strong.
Falling Upward
Life is one big learning experience, and for those who know and love Jesus, He is our Teacher. More than anything else, He wants to teach each of us all we need to know about Him, His love and salvation, and how we can be of greatest service to Him and others.
Life on Earth wouldn't be possible without the Sun, because all life depends on photosynthesis--the process in green plants and certain other organisms by which food and cells needed for growth are synthesized, using light as an energy source.
Mountain Men
When Jesus climbed the mountain, He left the multitude behind. "And seeing the multitudes, He [Jesus] went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him" (Matthew 5:1). Mountain peaks are never crowded. Why? Because it's hard work getting there.
Fasten your seat belt! We are about to leave the drab and restrictive domain of the Flatlander and delve into the thrilling realm of the spirit world!
Flesh or Spirit?
The most raging religious controversy the world has ever known has been between the do-it-yourself religions and the God-alone-can-save-you kind. Man has always been trying to save himself, to work his way to Heaven, with just a little help from God thrown in.
Holy Spirit Power--It Can Happen to You!
Be filled to overflowing! Everyone who receives God's gift of eternal life by praying to ask Jesus into their heart has also received a measure of the Holy Spirit.
The Man of Love
Jesus was no ordinary man, nor was He merely a great teacher, rabbi, guru, or even a prophet. In a way, He was all of these, but much more.