Like lots of people, we watched many of the Olympic competitions. Their strong desire and how long and hard people worked to win was amazing! Striving to be the very best they can. To watch them can inspire all of us to strive to be our best-as a spouse. Not focusing on what our spouse should be doing, but our own walk with the Lord. As you read these short stories of victory think about… Olympics 2016 / Go for the Gold prayers for your marriage!
Much harm and pain has been caused through “redefining sin”. We dishonor covenant and instead of submitting to the truth of God’s Word we makes excuses why He can’t heal this marriage. We have a problem with anger and instead of going to God for His divine, powerful help we say it is our spouses fault for making us angry, and leave. We have a problem with adultery and porn and instead of calling it… Redefining Sin
There was a recent sale on a household item we needed. But when we went to the store the day after the advertisement came out we were told they were all gone, that there had only been a ‘limited quantity’ available. The thought struck us that many couples believe that way about needing a miracle for their marriage. That somehow the Lord only issues so many; He made only a ‘limited quantity’ of miracles and… He Never Changes!
(Prayer power to remove the elephant in the living room) We use the above idiom where we live to describe something without it being literal. The elephant represents a huge situation we live with and try to navigate around daily. It takes up lots of room and creates a mess but we choose to ignore it. In recent years there have been many teaching on what some call “The Seven Mountains” of society (one of… Sponsoring the Culture of Divorce
This time of year brings forth beautiful decorations, joyful music, special presents given and received, gathering with family, and enjoying holiday meals. There’s a lot to Christmas time, even from the world’s perspective. All through December, everywhere you go you see signs of Christmas. Here is the really exciting part. The world is celebrating the King of Kings, even if they are not acknowledging it purposely! “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word… Celebrating the King of Kings
“But when the time arrived that was set by God the Father, God sent His Son, born among us of a woman, born under the conditions of the law so that He might redeem those of us who have been kidnapped by the law. Thus we have been set free to experience our rightful heritage. You can tell for sure that you are now fully adopted as His own children because God sent the Spirit… Sons and Daughters
There are many seeming contradictions in the Word. To gain your life you must lose it, to be a good leader you serve. The way to walk in power is to submit. In Romans 14:11 Paul quotes Isaiah saying at the end of the age every knee will bow down to the Lord Jesus. What a sight that will be. But over in Ephesians 3:14 Paul makes an interesting pronouncement. He is talking about the… Here In Your Presence
Sometimes, though we have walked with the Lord for many years and loved and served Him, we sometimes go to Him and says “Lord, teach us to pray”. There is nothing wrong with humbling ourselves before the Lord and saying this. We all know the famous verses from Luke 11. Jesus was praying to His Father. When He finished, one of His disciples asked him to teach them how to pray. The man ends his… Lord, Teach Us To Pray
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 How many of us, when we “feel” fearful, think of it as a spiritual situation? We know the effects of fear create spiritual consequences in how we react to it but it seems like an emotion and it is. But this verse tells us the root is spiritual. The good news is… A Sound Mind
Went into a small store the other day to buy a birthday card. On arriving at the front counter to pay for it there was no one there. But there was a small bell with a sign next to it that read “If you need to check out please ring the bell and I’ll come – I am multi-tasking”. What a commentary on most people’s lives today-ours too. We hear it from couples all the… About Our Father’s Business