Posts with the tag “surrender”
Not Ours Anyway
by Ministry Support on July 24th, 2022
“If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.” - Matthew 10:39On their spring break vacation, my daughters were fussing with one another, and they were taking each other’s phones. As they were yelling who owns what, I came into the room and took both of their phones. In that moment, I said to them, “It’s not yours anyway. These belong to me. I...
Depend On God
by Ministry Support on September 30th, 2021
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths." – Proverbs 3:5-6In NASCAR and IndyCar, teams will often employ a spotter to help alert the driver as to what is occurring on the track. The spotter is in constant contact with the driver; they have a broader perspective of what’s going on because th...
A Prepared Place
by Ministry Support on January 22nd, 2021
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 also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going. (John 14:2-4) The reason the disciples didn’t have to let their hearts become overwhelmed with trouble was...
Jesus Is Knocking
by Ministry Support on January 15th, 2021
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. (Revelation 3:20) In the book of Revelation, John has a vision of Jesus returning to the churches of Asia Minor, offering them commendation and critique, complements and correction, with the aim of perfecting the church, edifying the saints, glorifying ...
When Dark Times Lead To Light
by Ministry Support on December 18th, 2020
Or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 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...
Justice, Mercy, and Humility
by Ministry Support on September 19th, 2020
With what shall I come before the Lord and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require...
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