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My breathless husband murmured, “I’m not going to the emergency room.” Should we refuse to listen to the doctor’s advice? Sometimes we are like this with God, “I’m not going to…” Fill in your own blank.  It may be an unwillingness to give financially, pray out loud, or invite people into your home. We may refuse to listen to God because we fear losing comfort. But if we refuse to listen to… Read More

When the Lord first used a broken fountain in Detroit to stir my heart to share my faith, fear paralyzed me for a season. But the hope of Christ burning within me overcome my fear.  However, other fears quickly replaced the first and for a while halted my willingness to share my faith. If you have ever struggled with sharing your faith, I’ve been there way too long. Here are a nine… Read More

For we cannot oppose the truth, but must always stand for the truth. 2 Corinthians 13:8 NLT   The Lord’s mighty power helps me stand strong in the truth. He places his shield in my hand, and I am protected.   His truth flows into my mind. The Holy Spirit leads me from sin.   The divine power of truth demolishes all my fears. Prayer destroys lies.   The power of Jesus… Read More

Heavenly Father, you are mighty in power; My defender against the evil one. My victor against spiritual warfare.   Your Holy presence reveals healing truth and pushes my fearful thoughts away.   Trust replaces my line of thinking.   Stooping down, you draw your children into your arms. Your loving words comfort our hurting hearts.   Your power flows into our inner being. The enemy of our souls run for cover.  … Read More

Has your spirit screamed, “Don’t go there?” The next two sentences pop out smooth as butter.  Then your conversation turns a dangerous curve. Under pressure your restraint cracks.  You pause, but complaints spew forth like a geyser! The Israelites who explored Canaan can relate. They desired to serve the Lord and were blessed with large clusters of grapes, pomegranates, and figs. The sweet fruit should have equaled a Dairy Queen Treat.  However… Read More