Posts with the tag “embrace”

Keep Moving Forward in Faith
by Delman Coates on April 30th, 2024
"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." - Isaiah 43:18-19   As we reflect on the lessons from King David's life and the principles of navigating grief and loss, it's essential to recognize that action is required on our part. It's not enough to mer...  Read More
Breaking Free from Demonic Thoughts
by Delman Coates on April 14th, 2024
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." - Philippians 4:8   In a world filled with negative influences and demonic suggestions, it's crucial to equip ourselves with the tools to combat these thoughts effectively. Some time ag...  Read More
Embracing God's Promise of Redemption
by Delman Coates on March 6th, 2024
"Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God." - 2 Corinthians 7:1   In 2 Corinthians 7:1, Paul reminds us of the promises bestowed upon every believer. Among these promises is the assurance of God's redemption and deliverance, encapsulated in the declaration, "I will ...  Read More
Embracing Divine Rest
by Delman Coates on January 9th, 2024
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28   Amid the demands of life and the constant pursuit of productivity, it is essential to consider the profound invitation to rest that Jesus extends to each of us. This call to rest is not just about physical rejuvenation; it's an opportunity to release our burdens and allow God to work wonders in our lives....  Read More
Patiently Awaiting God's Perfect Timing
by Delman Coates on December 18th, 2023
"The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah." - Jeremiah 33:14   In our journey of faith, one of the lessons we continually encounter is the art of waiting. Patience is not only a virtue; it's a fundamental aspect of our relationship with God. The passage in Jeremiah 33:14 reminds us that while God's help is assured, the ...  Read More
Even In Brokenness
by Delman Coates on November 9th, 2023
"This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins." - 1 John 4:10   In the midst of our brokenness, God's love shines brightest. He longs for a relationship with us, knowing our flaws and weaknesses, and extends His love and grace without reservation. It's a love that surpasses our understanding and beckons us to turn to Him, despite o...  Read More
Embracing Your Unique Path
by Delman Coates on September 20th, 2023
"Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around because he was not used to them. 'I cannot go in these,' he said to Saul, 'because I am not used to them.' So he took them off." - 1 Samuel 17:38-39One of the most inspiring things about the story of King David is how he faced...  Read More
Into the Unknown
by Delman Coates on September 13th, 2023
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6   Life is a journey through uncharted territory, where the path ahead remains hidden from our eyes. Yet, as we stand on the precipice of the unknown, it's essential to remember that God holds the map, and He is the One guiding our st...  Read More
Resting in God's Embrace
by Delman Coates on September 12th, 2023
"Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God." - Exodus 20:8-10   Yesterday we discussed the story of a child who desperately wanted to prevent a balloon from slipping out of his hands. The child, wrapped in a cocoon of anxiety, reflects the struggle many people face, battling between grasping tig...  Read More
Letting Go and Trusting God
by Delman Coates on September 11th, 2023
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." - Matthew 6:34   In the book "Attached to God," a powerful story emerges, painting a vivid picture of a 5-year-old at a county fair. The child clutches a balloon tightly, fearing that it might drift away in the wind. With a firm knot around his fingers, he believes he has secured ...  Read More
Strength in Vulnerability
by Delman Coates on July 25th, 2023
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” - 2 Corinthians 12:9 In a world that often values self-sufficiency and independence, recognizing our weaknesses and releasing our pain can seem counterintuitive. However, embracing our vulnerabilities...  Read More
Embracing Faith Amidst Uncertainty
by Delman Coates on July 2nd, 2023
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” - Proverbs 3:5  Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, often leaving us feeling uncertain and confused. In these moments, it is crucial to remember the importance of having faith in God, even when things don’t make sense. Proverbs 3:5 encourages us to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your ow...  Read More
Can You Just Enjoy the Trip?
by Ministry Support on January 12th, 2023
“So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.” - Galatians 5:1  Have you ever gone on a group trip with friends or family? If you have, then you know there’s always someone on the trip who must micromanage every detail of the trip. And so you leave the trip more stressed than you were before because this one person is so obse...  Read More
Stuck In The Past
by Ministry Support on October 16th, 2020
The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” – John 4:9  If you want to rebound from brokenness, you can’t let your hurt hinder your healing. So many people miss the blessings God has for them because they allow their brokenness to keep them in bondage. It’s as if they have PTSD, and struggle to move forward in their future because they are s...  Read More

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