Posts with the tag “desire”

Building Spiritual Muscle
by Delman Coates on December 10th, 2023
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." - James 1:2-4   Life's challenges and difficulties can often feel like heavy weights that press down upon us, testing our faith, and pushing us to...  Read More
Embracing the Wilderness: A Journey of Faith
by Delman Coates on July 8th, 2023
"Now the Lord said to Abram, 'Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you.'" - Genesis 12:1   In Genesis 12, we witness a pivotal moment in Abram's life where God calls him to leave everything behind and venture into the unknown. The Lord's command to Abram holds a profound lesson for us today – that sometimes before we can receive the promise, we...  Read More
Hiding in Holiness
by Delman Coates on February 26th, 2023
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” - 2 Corinthians 1:3-4  Have you ever felt as though you needed to keep your frustrations from God and others because you are “t...  Read More
He Secures You
by Delman Coates on February 24th, 2023
“For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.” - Proverbs 3:26  Yesterday we discussed how God sees you. When you are frustrated, God listens and is fully capable of handling your problems. When your heart breaks, His heart breaks. When you cry, He cries with you.  But not only does he see you. He secures you. What does that mean? It means that God assumes full r...  Read More
You Are Safe
by Ministry Support on December 16th, 2022
“Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety.” - Proverbs 29:25  If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, I have good news for you. He is with you wherever you go. Do you understand what this means? God will show up in your life whenever and wherever you need Him.  This is the type of God He is! Yesterday I mentioned that I recently came across...  Read More
Already Yours
by Ministry Support on December 3rd, 2022
“I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.” - Mark 11:24  When you pray and ask God for something, do you believe that He will do it? Do you trust that you are asking for something in accordance with His will and are confident that He will give it to you? If so, you should walk as if you already own it. It’s yours. What you are asking for ...  Read More
He Sees You
by Ministry Support on August 30th, 2022
“One Sabbath day as Jesus was teaching in a synagogue He saw a woman who had been crippled by an evil spirit. She had been bent double for eighteen years and was unable to stand up straight.” - Luke 13:10-11   As we continue to highlight the woman in Luke 13, I want you to see something that is very important. The woman showed up to see Jesus, and because of that, her life changed forever. But whe...  Read More
Simply Surrender
by Ministry Support on July 23rd, 2022
“‘...why are you untying that colt?” And the disciples simply replied, ‘The Lord needs it.” - Luke 19:33-34 What is interesting about the story of the donkey’s owners in Luke 19 is that as the disciples are untying and taking their colt, they didn’t ask any questions. They didn’t say, “Now, what is He going to do with it?” or “What are y’all going to do with my money, I mean, my colt?”  They didn’...  Read More
A Sense of Humility
by Ministry Support on June 7th, 2022
“Then Abraham spoke up again: ‘Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes, what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five people?’” - Genesis 18:27-28Over the last couple of days, we have talked about the ingredients of Abraham’s prayer in Genesis 18. This was a prayer that moved the he...  Read More
A Desire For Him
by Ministry Support on April 25th, 2022
“Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.” - Psalm 73:25As we continue to discuss the things we need to “quench our thirst” for Christ, or “rekindle the fire,” we look at the next thing we must do. We know from yesterday we must allow God to replenish our souls, but we must also tap into our deep desire for Him.As Psalm 42 says, “as a deer pants for water my soul ...  Read More
Something Deeper
by Ministry Support on October 25th, 2021
“Jesus stopped and called them. ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ He asked. ‘Lord, we want our sight,’ they answered. Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. - Matthew 20:32-34  The story found in Matthew 20 shows that your breakthrough will come when you decide that you want something deeper in life. What stands out in this t...  Read More
Get It Back
by Ministry Support on October 9th, 2021
“When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. During the night Abram divided his men to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus. He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other peopl...  Read More
Choosing God’s Best Pt. 1
by Ministry Support on June 21st, 2021
“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate, I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. ” - Romans 7:15-18 ...  Read More
Complete In Christ
by Ministry Support on December 4th, 2020
And in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. (Colossians 2:10)  A few years ago, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote, “Marriage responds to the universal fear that a lonely person might call out only to find no one there.” Here he associated marriage as a response to the “universal fear” of being single, where singleness is projected as a ...  Read More
Learning God’s Will In God’s Presence
by Ministry Support on November 1st, 2020
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. – Ephesians 5:17  Anyone who has spent any time with God knows that discovering the will of God is anything but an exact science. There aren’t six easy steps like the scientific method, and boom, you have the will of God for your life. In fact, it’s not like that at all. It’s a journey that requires careful attention and con...  Read More

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