Posts with the tag “heart”

A Beautiful Butterfly
by Ministry Support on August 11th, 2022
“And the one sitting on the throne said, ‘Look, I am making everything new!’ And then he said to me, ‘Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.’” - Revelation 21:5   There was a professor at Harvard University who arrived at his 5-year-old son’s class on the last day of school before Christmas to attend a school program. When his son saw him, the little boy grabbed the ceramic ...  Read More
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Move The Heart of God
by Ministry Support on June 4th, 2022
“Then the men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the Lord. Then Abraham approached him and said: ‘Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?’” - Genesis 18:22-23Genesis 18 gives us a dialogue between a desperate man and a determined God concerning the fate of a community that departed from God’s will and God’s way. God revealed His plans to destroy the ...  Read More
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Changing Your Course
by Ministry Support on February 28th, 2022
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” - Ezekiel 36:26    What happens when you are not headed down a life path that is pleasing to God? Maybe you are struggling with an addiction or an illness. Maybe there is something (or someone) in your past that you just cannot seem to shake, or you are running from ...  Read More
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A Test Of Love
by Ministry Support on February 11th, 2022
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” - Matthew 6:21  The third type of test God uses to spiritually develop us is a test of love. It’s easy to rely on earthly possessions to make us feel successful or important. However, those earthly possessions are not what give us worth. Our worth can only be found in Jesus. There are times that God needs to remove those earthly things s...  Read More
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Inner Beauty… Does It Matter?
by Ministry Support on January 17th, 2022
“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” - 1 Samuel 16:7  As Christians, we can look at this title and think, “what a silly question, of course it matters.” We have been raised to believe there is far more importa...  Read More
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A Greater Plan
by Ministry Support on August 18th, 2021
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” - Romans 8:28  Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman escaped to the north to freedom and became an abolitionist and activist. She was not content with just being free, but she made several trips back down south to free others.   On one trip, she tried to bring her husband up no...  Read More
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What is Troubling Your Heart?
by Ministry Support on August 16th, 2021
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you may also be where I am.” - John 14:1-3  In order to deal with a troubled heart, you must first learn t...  Read More
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War From Within
by Ministry Support on August 15th, 2021
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you may also be where I am.” - John 14:1-3  During one of His last earthly conversations, Jesus spoke to t...  Read More
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A Troubled Heart
by Ministry Support on August 14th, 2021
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you may also be where I am.” - John 14:1-3  Everyone knows the heart is central to the body. It’s so signi...  Read More
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Inner Beauty… Does It Matter?
by Ministry Support on June 30th, 2021
“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” - 1 Samuel 16:7  As Christians, we can look at this title and think, “what a silly question, of course it matters.” We have been raised to believe there is far more importa...  Read More
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Heart Clutter
by Ministry Support on January 19th, 2021
Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. (John 14:1)  The heart is so central to the body, so significant for our health, that failure to care for, maintain, and protect the heart results in 17 million Americans dying each year from heart-related diseases. But as central as our heart is to our physical well-being, it is of even greater importance to our spiritual...  Read More
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The Repercussions Of Jealousy
by Ministry Support on December 22nd, 2020
But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. (James 3:14-15)  The epistle of James is a letter written to early Christians in the Jewish diaspora. His purpose is twofold: to minister to persecuted believers i...  Read More
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Revenge and Healing
by Ministry Support on December 11th, 2020
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” (Romans 12:19)  If we read the final two verses of Psalm chapter 75, we are exposed to the subtle maturation of the Psalmist. The Psalmist, in the early portion of the chapter, has been on an emotional roller-coaster, addressing his concerns about the wicked, the...  Read More
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Under The Surface
by Ministry Support on December 8th, 2020
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (Psalm 27:14)  In her book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Isabel Wilkerson tells the story of a heatwave striking the normally frozen tundra of Siberia in 2016. In a region of the world that is normally frozen, temperatures rose to over 95 degrees, wildfires flared, and pockets of methane bubbled beneath the...  Read More
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Money Isn’t Everything
by Ministry Support on December 6th, 2020
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)  Our culture today is one that values money and wealth. If ...  Read More
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Hearing The Voice Of God
by Ministry Support on November 18th, 2020
I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. – Genesis 12:2  We all want to know what God’s will is for our lives. But in order for you to get confirmation of God’s will, you must have the ability to hear the voice of God. This entire scene in Genesis 12 centers around what the Lord says to Abram, and Abram obeying. God speaks ...  Read More
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Denied By God
by Ministry Support on November 3rd, 2020
Many are the plans in the heart of a man, but it is the purposes of God that shall prevail. – Proverbs 19:21  God answers prayer in four ways.   First, God answers prayer directly. There are times when God gives us the precise thing we ask. We can ask for a black car with tan interior, and God can give us the direct thing we prayed for.   Secondly, God answers prayer differently. Perhaps we wanted...  Read More
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