Special Guest ColumnistDr. Jackie Golden Facebook Twitter Everybody has a desired destination to go to a special place called “there.” It’s a place in the bedrock of our souls that drives us to do more, want more, or become more. For some, it’s about making more money, getting a husband or wife, acquiring a new … Read More We All Mark Time – How You Mark It Makes the Difference!
by Evangelist Joyce L. Rodgers One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the … Read More Love Your Neighbor
I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. –Philippians 3:13-14 KJV I watched with anticipation as the presenter began … Read More Enough. Let’s Move On
O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good. Psalm 136:1 KJV For the Lord is good. Psalm 100: 5 KJV Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8 KJV “God is good . . . .” the pastor said confidently to his congregation, leaning over the top of his podium. His face beamed … Read More God is Good (All the Time!)
Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.” Joshua 3:5 NIV Consecration. The online dictionary states to “consecrate” yourself essentially means to wholly dedicate yourself to something of greatest importance. When spoken plainly, however, “consecration” refers to the act of setting yourself aside and dedicating yourself to God. … Read More Amazing Things!
The Lord said to him, “Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert of Damascus. When you get there, anoint Hazael king over Aram. Also, anoint Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah to succeed you as prophet. Jehu will put to death … Read More MENTORSHIP MATTERS
In this iconic story, a penniless and bereaved widow is at risk of having her two sons taken as slaves by a creditor because of her debt. Elisha, the prophet, offers help and asks the widow what she has in her house. She told Elisha that she only had a small jar of oil. Elisha … Read More Prepare for Plenty
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made … Read More The Only Freedom That Matters
It is common to feel frustrated when you don’t recognize the voice of God. Samuel heard his name called repeatedly while lying down. He went back and forth to answer Eli, thinking it was him calling, but no, it was the Lord calling Samuel (1 Samuel 3). Here is the beauty of this story: Though … Read More Did You Call Me?
“Or do you think that I cannot call on My Father, and He will provide Me at once with more than 12 legions of angels?” –Matthew 26:53 HCSB “. . .your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” –Matthew 6:8 NIV Tears had begun to well up in the eyes of the 5-year … Read More Just Tell Daddy!
The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? -John 4:28-29 KJV And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel … Read More It’s Time to Spring Into Action!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. -John 3:16 KJV See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! -I John 3:1 NIV The octogenarian was a master … Read More For The Love Of God!
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth, “for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard … Read More Brave New World
Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for … Read More Angels We Have Heard on High
Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, thanked God for them, and broke them into pieces. He gave them to the disciples, who distributed the food to the crowd. -Matthew 15:36 ESV Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. You always hear me, but I said … Read More With a Heart of Thanksgiving
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 KJV For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 … Read More Fear No Evil
Prepare for the shift. Where God is taking you will require your undivided attention. Many of you are being elevated to positions you don’t qualify to walk in, but God will teach you what to do. Some will disagree, and some will give you a hard time, but you must keep your eyes focused on … Read More Prepare for the Shift!
Fear. Doubt. Unbelief. I dare say those three factors account for much of the failure we experience in our lives. And no, I’m not speaking of “failure” from the standpoint of falling into sin or displeasing God. That’s an entirely different category and a different issue. We often fail because we don’t even try. We … Read More GO BiG or GO HOME!
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. –John 8:36 NIV You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. –Galatians 5:13-14 The old minister was winding up his sermon. “So yes, we are called to freedom,” he bellowed, “but freedom ain’t free! I know that’s bad English, but it’s … Read More Freedom Ain’t Free
Today, I decided to take a trip to the bay for a little fun in the sun. The weather is absolutely gorgeous! I could have taken my normal vehicle to get me to the bay, but I decided to ride my handy bicycle to get there. Different vehicle. Same destination. My friend, God has a beautiful … Read More Different Ride. Same Destination.