Posts with the tag “journey”
Holding Onto God's Promises
by Delman Coates on December 4th, 2023
"Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him." - Luke 2:25 The story of Simeon, found in the Gospel of Luke, offers us valuable insights into the significance of holding onto God's promises while looking forward to the manifestation of His will in our lives. Simeon's life demonstrates t...
A Lifeline to God
by Delman Coates on November 27th, 2023
"Pray without ceasing." - 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Prayer is not merely a transaction with God, a spiritual ATM where we withdraw our requests. It is the lifeblood of our relationship with the Creator, a continuous conversation that connects our hearts to His. In 1 Thessalonians 5:17, we are succinctly reminded to "pray without ceasing." This simple yet profound directive underscores the importance ...
Aligning Our Will with God's in Prayer
by Delman Coates on November 24th, 2023
"Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." - Matthew 6:10 When we pray, we enter into a sacred conversation with God. It's a dialogue where we pour out our hearts, express our desires, and seek His guidance. In this exchange, a beautiful process unfolds: God works to align our will with His. Matthew 6:10, part of the Lord's Prayer, reminds us of the importance of aligni...
God's Preparation for Our Purpose
by Delman Coates on June 23rd, 2023
"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." - Ephesians 2:10 As Christians, we believe that God has a purpose for each of our lives. But have you ever stopped to consider how God prepares us for that purpose? He doesn't just leave us to figure it out on our own. Instead, He guides us and equips us for the journ...
by Delman Coates on January 24th, 2023
“’My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,’ says the Lord. ‘And My ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.’” - Isaiah 55:8-9 Do you trust that God is in control but still cannot help but worry about your life journey? As believers, it is impossible to both ...
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...
Why Do I Have So Many Problems?
by Ministry Support on November 7th, 2022
“He lets me rest in green meadows; He leads me beside peaceful streams.” - Psalm 23:2 Over the past week, we have covered the function of the gate mentioned in John 10. Jesus is the gate, and as the gate, He offers us access to solutions and safety. The last function of the door referenced in John 10 is to lead the sheep into a corral to graze and lie down in green pastures. This is the imagery t...
by Ministry Support on September 21st, 2022
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” - Matthew 6:34 You have probably heard of the Latin phrase “Carpe diem.” It is found in a book entitled “Odes” by a Roman poet. It means, “seize the day.” In the poem, this popular phrase is contained in a larger sentence that says in Latin, “carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero,” ...
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...
No Remote To Life
by Ministry Support on April 19th, 2022
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” - Matthew 6:34Yesterday, we talked about a man who said that life is not like a VHS. For those too young to know what a VHS is, life is not like live TV. There is no remote control. You cannot fast forward, rewind, or pause the time you are in. A lot of people go wrong because the...
Recognizing My Weakness
by Ministry Support on March 23rd, 2022
“You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” - Matthew 7:5Over the next four days, we are going to go in greater depth on how we can eliminate a weakness, or even turn weakness into a strength. We all are going to have Achilles heels. But that does not mean we have an excuse not to work on them and learn to us...
In The Meantime
by Ministry Support on March 9th, 2022
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” - Matthew 6:34 I once read a poem by Cameron M. Scott that I found both intriguing and interesting. It reads: “There is always something to do, some place to be, something to see, someone to be. A mountain to climb, a path to take, a journey to make. The future always holds a pro...
I’ll Be With You
by Ministry Support on November 25th, 2021
“Do not fear, For I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” - Isaiah 43:1-2 When it comes to God’s delivery, one thing is for certain; God will be with you. So of...
Trusting God In The Unseen
by Ministry Support on November 15th, 2020
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. – Hebrews 11:1 As followers of Christ, we can all find God’s will for our lives by trusting what God speaks over us, despite what we see in front of us. Just think of all the passages of Scripture where people have to trust what God says despite what they see. Noah trusted God to build the ark before he actually ...
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