The scarlet ribbon of redemption was carried by ordinary men and women throughout the corridors of history until, at last, it came to rest in a manger in Bethlehem.
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"It's not about being a hero; it's just about being human, and it's about doing what God has called us to do, which is to love the vulnerable."
"When issues would come up, problems would come up, we would just tend to kind of shove them under the rug, and we didn't resolve them and move on."
Rest and sleep are synonymous and denote a cessation of activity as well as a time of rejuvenation, refreshing and replenishing that happens not just with man, but with all of creation.
It seems the babe in the manger is being pushed out of His own birthday. Why are people so against the one whose birthday we celebrate?
Our own prayer giftings are part of the bigger picture of individual intercessors, members of a grand choir with millions of voices and millions of prayers, wonderfully harmonizing into the heavens and into the heart of God.
We can't really love others well unless we slow down long enough to focus on them, enjoy them and engage with them.
God is committed to marriage, and He is committed to the words of Matthew 19:6, "So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man put asunder."
During the hectic Christmas season, these truths will no doubt hit home.
Hint: Jesus has already given us instructions.
God only asked that they trust Him moment by moment, day by day.
"One sinner marrying another is a setup for pain." But God.
The angel's explanation of what would happen to Mary physically parallels what happens to you and me spiritually when we receive Jesus Christ by faith.
Faith believes something it can't see yet, according to the promises in God's Word.
We can dwell on the complaints, or we can change our perspective and our behavior.
Let's look at a modern-day healing and be encouraged that we serve a living God who is both able and willing to heal us today.
"Keep praying- we're still not out of the woods. But it feels like we're taking a step towards the exit."
Dave Wilson listened. And God moved in power.
"When I weighed 430 pounds, I kept trying to shoehorn my life into a destiny I wanted for me. I told God how it would be great if I could do this or that, but nothing seemed to work out as I thought it should."
"The devil moved in, and he started changing." But then God intervened.