Posts with the tag “faith”

Now Is The Time
by Ministry Support on October 2nd, 2022
“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.” - Ezekiel 36:26-27  In the book of Exodus, God tasks Moses to help the Israelites escape the oppression of slavery in Egypt. However, Moses...  Read More
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Danger or Opportunity?
by Ministry Support on September 29th, 2022
“Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone— especially to those in the family of faith.” - Galatians 6:10   Mandarin is one of the most popular dialects or families of the Chinese language. In doing some research on Mandarin, I learned that the Chinese use symbols as a means of expressing words. I came across something that I found quite interesting.  I learned tha...  Read More
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Is It Worth It?
by Ministry Support on September 25th, 2022
“Then Peter began to speak up. ‘We’ve given up everything to follow you,’ he said. ‘Yes,’ Jesus replied, ‘and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake for the Good News, will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property—along with persecution. And in ...  Read More
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Believe It… Even When You Don’t See It
by Ministry Support on September 15th, 2022
“A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High. God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it.” - Psalm 46:4-5   We’ve been talking the last few days about how to develop resilience. So today, I want to give you the last part of the recipe for resilience, and that is that you must believe it even when you don’t see it...  Read More
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The More Difficult… The More Present
by Ministry Support on September 13th, 2022
“But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!” - Isaiah 54:17  If you want to know the recipe for resilience, you must understand that it starts with a firm belief and a strong conviction in the reality and...  Read More
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Take It To The Bank
by Ministry Support on August 24th, 2022
“For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding ‘Yes!’ And through Christ, our ‘Amen” (which means ‘Yes’) ascends to God for His glory.” - 2 Corinthians 1:20   As we continue to look at Jeremiah chapters 32-33, we see a man with unshakeable faith. Even though his circumstances gave him no reason to believe, he still had faith God would come through for him, so much so th...  Read More
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The Next Level of Faith
by Ministry Support on August 10th, 2022
“‘Stay here with the donkey,’ Abraham told the servants. ‘The boy and I will travel a little farther. We will worship there, and then we will come right back.’” - Genesis 22:5   Everything you have been through in life, everything you have faced, has all been for a purpose. God was preparing you. He was preparing you for what is ahead. This is what God was doing with Abraham.  He was preparing Abr...  Read More
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The Source of Your Test
by Ministry Support on August 6th, 2022
“Some time later, God tested Abraham’s faith. ‘Abraham!’ God called. ‘Yes,’ he replied. ‘Here I am.’” - Genesis 22:1   Continuing our discussion of Abraham’s endurance in Genesis 22, we see Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son whom he had prayed for and waited on God to bless him with. But now here he is, being told to sacrifice his son on the altar to God.  This challenge in Abraham’s life re...  Read More
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Enduring The Fire
by Ministry Support on August 3rd, 2022
“I will bring that group through the fire and make them pure. I will refine them like silver and purify them like gold.” They will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘These are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.’” - Zechariah 13:9   When it comes to testing our faith, God knows what we need and when we need it. God tells the prophet, Zechariah, “I will refine th...  Read More
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Talk The Talk
by Ministry Support on August 2nd, 2022
“I will bring that group through the fire and make them pure. I will refine them like silver and purify them like gold.” They will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘These are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.’” - Zechariah 13:9   Yesterday, we talked about how God will test our faith, not to destroy us or discourage us, but to develop us on our journey with H...  Read More
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Only A Test
by Ministry Support on August 1st, 2022
“Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.” - Deuteronomy 8:2   In 1963, the United States government initiated a new system that was designed to give the President an expeditious way to communicate with the American public in the event of war, t...  Read More
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Reach In
by Ministry Support on July 14th, 2022
“He replied, ‘The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know.’” - Acts 1:7   If we want to live a life that pursues the potential God has instilled inside of us, we must be mindful of doing three things. Acts 1 shows us these three things we must do. Yesterday, we looked at the first: reaching up. Today, we look at the second: reaching in.   Acts ...  Read More
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I Will
by Ministry Support on March 29th, 2022
“‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah.’” - Jeremiah 33:14As we have discussed the last couple of days, no matter what you are going through, God is going to send you help. No matter where you are, who you are caught up with, or how hopeless the situation seems, help is on the way. That is a promise God gives His ch...  Read More
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Next Level Faith
by Ministry Support on February 16th, 2022
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” - Hebrews 11:1  As God tests you, He will grow your faith. He wants to take your faith to the next level. He wants you to trust Him, even when you do not know how things will play out. He wants to know that even when all hope seems lost, you will trust Him. That is the next level faith God wants you to grow into....  Read More
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A Test of Faith
by Ministry Support on February 10th, 2022
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” - Hebrews 11:1God continuously tests us so that He can spiritually develop us. Yesterday, we spoke about a test of patience. Today, we will discuss the testing of our faith.In the book of Daniel, Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego, three Hebrew boys, became high appointed officials in Babylon. Jealous of their posit...  Read More
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A Solid Foundation
by Ministry Support on January 9th, 2022
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” - Matthew 7:24-25  The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world, standing at over 1200 feet. Accordin...  Read More
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Pray With Persistence
by Ministry Support on January 8th, 2022
“Pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18  Today we conclude with the final ingredient to praying a powerful prayer. Not only should we pray with a sincere heart, pray with boldness, and pray will humility. Lastly, we must pray with persistence.   Jealous of Daniel, a group of supervisors and satraps convinced ...  Read More
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Pray With Humility
by Ministry Support on January 7th, 2022
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” – James 4:10  We have discussed the importance of praying with a sincere heart and praying with boldness. Today, we will focus on praying with humility.   Jesus told the following parable in Luke 18:10-14, “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God...  Read More
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Pray With Boldness
by Ministry Support on January 6th, 2022
“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in the time of need.”- Hebrews 4:16  Those of you who are parents may know how it feels to have someone constantly bartering and negotiating with you, “Daddy, can I get a candy bar and some ice cream, or Mom can I go to the movies or finally get a car.”  You may be prepared to say ‘yes’ or you may...  Read More
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A Sense of Burden
by Ministry Support on January 4th, 2022
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." – Matthew 11:28-30  Have you been burdened by life’s trials and tribulations? Are you living for the future, robbing you of today’s joys? Part of Cameron M. Scott’...  Read More
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Forgive and Be Forgiven
by Ministry Support on January 3rd, 2022
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” - Mark 11:24-25    Mark 11:24 highlights that when we are faithful and obedient to God, we have the ability to ask what we want in prayer; and if we be...  Read More
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The Power of Prayer
by Ministry Support on January 2nd, 2022
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” - Mark 11:24  There is power in prayer. As believers, we hear this a lot. But so often, we fail to comprehend the true power behind it; and more importantly, the power within the One to whom we are praying.   Mark 11:24 tells us, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, be...  Read More
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Praying For Others
by Ministry Support on January 1st, 2022
“Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right? - Genesis 18:25    There was a gospel recording artist named Helen Baylor who had a hit song back in the early 90’s that became popular because of the testimony she discussed—navigating the challenges of addicti...  Read More
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Chosen By God
by Ministry Support on December 29th, 2021
“For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. Out of all the people on the face of the earth, the Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession.” - Deuteronomy 14:2  As a follower of Christ, you have been chosen by God. When you make the decision to put your hope and faith in Jesus Christ, repent of your sins, and trust Him with your life forever, you belong to Him. And when you belong to ...  Read More
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Faith Over Frustration
by Ministry Support on December 19th, 2021
“Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had one him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; so she said to Abram, ‘The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.’” - Genesis 16:1-2  In Genesis 16, we learn that Abram has struggled with the fact that what the Lord has promised him has yet to happen. It is challenging for Abram to wait...  Read More
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What Blessings Have You Forgotten?
by Ministry Support on December 10th, 2021
“Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day.” - Deuteronomy 8:11  When it comes to counting your blessings, it is easy to think about the physical things you can see—the people God has surrounded you with, the place you live, the car you drive, the clothes you wear. We live a world where “flexing” wha...  Read More
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Time To Give Up?
by Ministry Support on December 6th, 2021
“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” - 2 Chronicles 15:7  If you are going to pursue God and His purpose and plan for your life, you will face adversity. Tough times, difficult circumstances, and heartbreaking moments will be on the menu. It is not a matter of if, but when these moments come. If the question is not a matter of “whether” they will come, th...  Read More
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Mountains Already Moved
by Ministry Support on November 29th, 2021
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7  Have you been waiting on God to move a mountain in your life? Matthew 7:7 speaks of God’s willingness to answer those who sincerely seek Him. These are promises that God provides through prayer, not a means of spiritual manipulation that guarantee God will answer any and everything t...  Read More
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Looking Up
by Ministry Support on November 28th, 2021
“Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, your ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.” - Psalm 24:7  Thomas Edison was deaf in one ear and hard of hearing in the other due to the effects of the scarlet fever and a bow to the head. However, Edison stated that this was in fact a blessing because he was able to concentrate on his work without distractions, and his work birthed some of...  Read More
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Invite Him In
by Ministry Support on November 27th, 2021
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks find; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” - Luke 11:9-10    The good news is when we invite God into our home, some things are guaranteed to happen—things start moving and shifting. You do not just have to wait for t...  Read More
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A Divine Partnership
by Ministry Support on November 24th, 2021
“Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” - Luke 6:38  One of the primary ways to show God you are committed to Him is through sacrificial giving and tithing. We might believe God can and will do what He said He would, but when we fail to give, we aren’t...  Read More
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Push The Car
by Ministry Support on November 23rd, 2021
“Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them; let all the neighboring lands bring gifts to the One to be feared.” - Psalm 76:11    As believers in God, we should pray and believe like it’s all up to God, but work, serve, and sacrifice like it is all up to us. Something happens in the heart of God when we offer a sacrifice to Him by faith.   Not long ago, I was in my hotel in Atlanta. While I w...  Read More
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Faith Demands Sacrifice
by Ministry Support on November 22nd, 2021
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” - Hebrews 11:6  In Joshua 6, God sent Joshua to the city of Jericho for what, at the time, seemed like an impossible task—to bring down the walls of Jericho and gain access to the city (mind you the embankment retaining wall was 12-15 feet high, and...  Read More
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Are You Ride or Die?
by Ministry Support on November 21st, 2021
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” - Hebrews 11:6  Have you ever questioned God? Have you called out to Him and blatantly asked Him, “Are you going to do what you said you would do, God?” First Lady Jill Biden recently spoke about struggling with faith after her stepson di...  Read More
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Faith Is God’s Love Language
by Ministry Support on November 20th, 2021
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” - Hebrews 11:6  Throughout the Bible, God illustrates that what happens for us, in us, and through us is a result of standing on our faith when times get tough. Faith, sincere faith, sparks the delight of God.   What communicates to God t...  Read More
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The Faith Factor
by Ministry Support on November 19th, 2021
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” - Hebrews 11:1    Over the last week, we have talked about the challenges of waiting on God. We examined the frustration Abram felt with knowing there was a promise on his life. But after 10 years, he was struggling with the fact that it hadn’t happened yet. Genesis 15:6 states that after everything Abram endured...  Read More
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I Still Believe
by Ministry Support on November 18th, 2021
“…all things are possible to him who believes.” - Mark 9:23  I once heard a story about when explorers first visited Australia, they found a mammal that laid eggs, dwelled in water and on land, had a flat tail and webbed feet, and a bill like a duck. Upon their return to England, they told the populace of this, and everyone believed it was a hoax. They returned to Australia and found a pelt from t...  Read More
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Too Much Analyzing
by Ministry Support on October 14th, 2021
“But someone will say, ‘you have faith; I have deeds.’ Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.” - James 2:18  Faith, according to Hebrews 11, is the confidence in what we hope for and the assurance about that which we have not yet seen. There is a common phrase, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” But when it comes to faith, you have to believe it before you receiv...  Read More
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A Promise Worth Fighting For
by Ministry Support on October 13th, 2021
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When The Grass Withers
by Ministry Support on September 26th, 2021
“The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.”  - Isaiah 40:8 Does your faith need refueling? The same way that a gas tank gets drained with time, so can your faith dwindle with the passing of time if you aren’t careful. When you need to refuel, what you need is to go hear the Word of God. That’s why we gather for worship, whether in person or online, because the...  Read More
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