Posts with the tag “faith”

The Peace of God
by Delman Coates on January 29th, 2023
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:6-7  Did you know you can have peace in the middle of a storm in your life? That is right. As believers, we can access a “peace that ...  Read More
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Are You a Worrier?
by Delman Coates on January 20th, 2023
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:6-7  Do you find yourself worrying a lot? Maybe you struggle to fall asleep at night because you are constantly thinking about things...  Read More
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Great Distance
by Ministry Support on December 25th, 2022
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33  While many people are excited during the holiday season, there are some that are struggling with loss—the loss of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, the loss of a job, or the loss of hopes and dreams. And you too ma...  Read More
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Patiently Waiting
by Ministry Support on December 10th, 2022
“Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen.” - James 5:7If you have spent time studying the Bible, God’s Word, you have probably heard about WAITING, whether as a command from God Himself or in a story from a biblical character. The...  Read More
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Fasting For Clarity
by Ministry Support on December 7th, 2022
“Then Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go get something to eat and drink, for I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!’” - 1 Kings 18:41As we continue to look at the story of Elijah in 1 Kings 18:41, I want you to understand what made this miracle happen. Yes, it was the combination of God’s power and Elijah’s faith as we have discussed over the last couple of days. But how was this possible? How was Elijah able to...  Read More
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Recipe For a Miracle
by Ministry Support on December 6th, 2022
“O Lord, answer me! Answer me so these people will know that you, O Lord, are God and that you have brought them back to yourself. Immediately the fire of the Lord flashed down from heaven and burned up the young bull, the wood, the stones, and the dust. It even licked up all the water in the trench!” - 1 Kings 18:37-38What is the recipe for a miracle? There are only two key ingredients. God’s pow...  Read More
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God’s Power
by Ministry Support on December 5th, 2022
“Jesus looked at them intently and said, ‘Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.’” - Matthew 19:26Faith is trusting God for things that have not happened yet. But what is that faith based on? It is based on the POWER of God. What we are trusting is that God has the power and ability to change people or circumstances in ways that we have not yet seen.What makes it ...  Read More
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The Start
by Ministry Support on December 4th, 2022
“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” - Isaiah 43:19 Your faith is what moves mountains. Your faith allows you to ease your worry and recognize that you have a God that continues to advocate on your behalf.  God wants you to know that something big is on the horizo...  Read More
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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
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Bring Your Umbrella
by Ministry Support on December 1st, 2022
“Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said, ‘I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.’” - Matthew 18:2-4  I read a story once about a small farming community that had been exper...  Read More
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Upgrade Your Equipment
by Ministry Support on November 30th, 2022
“The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’ and the Lord said, ‘If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could stay to this mulberry tree, be uprooted and planted in the sea, and it would obey you,’” - Luke 17:5-6  If you are lacking clarity, it may also be time to cut off any connections and distractions that are preventing you from hearing what God is trying to say. To do tha...  Read More
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A Mental Health Advisor
by Ministry Support on November 27th, 2022
“Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.” - Proverbs 15:22  Are you “walking alone?” Do you feel like you’re on your own spiritually? Or is your faith journey one that is filled with people who guide you, encourage you, and challenge you in your walk with Christ? If the former is true, then this devotion is for you. We are currently talking about the three types of people y...  Read More
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A Spiritual Advisor
by Ministry Support on November 26th, 2022
“Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.” - Proverbs 15:22  There will never be a substitute for the Word of God and prayer. Listening and talking to God straight on will always be the best thing we can do for our spiritual lives and relationship with Christ. But sometimes, we struggle to hear from God or to interpret what He is saying to us. In this case, it might be time ...  Read More
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How To Find Godly Solutions
by Ministry Support on November 5th, 2022
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” - John 10:27  We live in the information age – a time when any piece of information we want is easily accessible through the internet. But while it is easy to access information, it can also dangerous because all information is not godly information.  The Bible says we ought to seek “godly counsel,” or godly wisdom. So here are three ...  Read More
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Influencers
by Ministry Support on November 3rd, 2022
“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in people.” - Psalm 118:8  Over the last couple of days, we have talked about what it means to gain “all access” to your Heavenly Father. To do that, you must decide to walk “through the gate.” What gate, you ask? In John 10:9 Jesus tells us, “Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will...  Read More
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Faith Passport
by Ministry Support on October 22nd, 2022
“Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” – 1 Peter 1:17-19  When you enter ...  Read More
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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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