What Do You See?

September 28th, 2009

“Lift up now your eyes and look from the place where you are, north, south, east and west; for all that you see, I will give to you and to your seed forever, says the Lord.” (Gen. 13:14b, 15)
 
It seems no matter where you turn today people are talking about “the economy” and the negative financial condition of our country. It seems to creep into every conversation with friends or even strangers. I suppose that because we are quite an affluent country compared to almost any other nation in the world, we have grown comfortable with a secure lifestyle, one that we never thought might one day be severely altered or changed. While lower to middle class Americans may feel the bulk of this economic downslide, even the “well off” are talking about it. Doctors, lawyers and entertainers alike are discussing its impact upon their careers. Television celebrities and movie stars are being sought out by the media for their thoughts on “the economy” and are appearing on shows like “Larry King Live”, late night TV with Jay Leno, David Letterman and others to discuss it.

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Reflecting the Love of God

March 1st, 2008

“By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another (Jn. 13:35).”

 Often, because of my frequent travel and ministry throughout the nation, I am asked the question, “What is the word you hear God is saying to the church at this hour?” While it is so that God may be addressing many areas at this season, I do believe there is a strong word of exhortation that He is speaking to the church at large. It is a word for every believer to be “reflectors of God’s love” to a lost and dying world. Never before have people been in greater need of hearing and knowing of God’s unconditional love than now.

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Do You Believe?

November 1st, 2006

“And Jesus said unto the blind men, (seeking to be healed) ‘Do you believe that I am able to do this?’ And they said unto Him, ‘Yes Lord, we believe!” (Mt. 9:28b)

Do you believe? Sounds like a trite question to which most Christians would readily respond, “Of course I believe. I believe in God, that Jesus died on the cross for my sins and rose again and that He’s coming again. I believe. I’m saved, what more is there?” While believing in Christ for our salvation is the most important thing anyone can ever believe, it is but the beginning of so much more that God has called us to believe. Everywhere we go, people are hurting and in desperate need for someone to believe with them for a miracle.

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