Twice in the New Testament God’s conveyance of divine delight and highest favor is expressed: once toward Mary, the mother He chose for Jesus; and once toward us, those redeemed by His grace.
We need one another, and we cannot go forward into God's purposes without each other.
The hope of Advent—Jesus' coming and return—is bright enough to pierce even the greatest darkness. It is hope for everyone, the lonely and the hurting.
Thanksgiving is more than a holiday; it’s a way of life. Every Christian will agree that a lifestyle of giving thanks is the will of God.
The change that I see is an eagerness to lean in to others, a preferring of one another, a celebrating of someone’s success, and a weeping with those who are in pain.
As a community, we have learned and practiced a rhythm that routinely brings powerful daily encounters between average, weak humans and the great love of Jesus; and these encounters leave our hearts burning for more.
It’s important to remember what God said and did to get us where we are, so that we put our hope in Him!
I think He’s bringing all of us into a place of being willing to be vulnerable for the sake of the family and finding liberty in being absolutely authentic in who I am and who you are.
It’s about the supreme worth of a God who gave everything to restore relationship, so He could talk to us, and we could listen and even talk back.
I love how the Lord took my tired, lonely heart and answered me with something better than I had imagined.
We are eternally grateful for the sacrificial, fragrant offering of this incessant proclamation and for the way it has changed us—and thousands of lives all over the world—forever.
Does your personal narrative expect God’s goodness or gravitate toward despair?
Jesus is and will be worth the fight and the promises He has asked us to contend for. These things are worth giving our lives to believe for and to birth in prayer.
More than stone and architectural prowess, each creation helps strengthen the memory of what has been accomplished, a visual reminder of historic events.
The one good thing about pain, though, is that it makes you desperate enough to run to God. And run I did.
The Word takes you on a journey if you stick with it. Somehow, you wake up one day after years of singing it and find that it's alive.
But from heaven's view, prayer is not just a simple act but one that is connected to the ultimate fulfillment of God's plan.
It makes sense now, thinking of how Jesus first came to see small beginnings that would change hearts.
The Lord meets the mostly-weak and mostly-boring prayers of the saints with His power.
I was an Anna. I was a Mary of Bethany. I was called to “waste my life” at the feet of Jesus, and it didn’t matter if anyone else saw me or understood me, because it was all for Him.
I had never considered for a minute that He really delighted in me, much less that He rejoiced over me.
The Lord has been after a people for a long time to do Psalm 27:4—even before the house of prayer was established here in Kansas City
Whether you’re in a room of 1,000, at a gathering of 100, or praying with a few intercessors together in a room, the delight of combining prayer with worship is available to all of us.
Wasting my youth on day-and-night prayer has really been the best investment of my time and energy.
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