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Have you ever been in need of a miracle? Do you need your health restored or your finances restored or your family restored or your business restored or your hope restored? This means that you need God to move in your life and do things that you cannot do for yourself. The important thing to know is this is where the life of faith begins. Where your resources end is where your faith can begin. When you run out of options it creates a helplessness or vacancy in your life. This is a clear call to start living in faith. This loss of resources is seen in the life of two men in Matthew chapter nine. The problem in these men's lives was very obvious—they were blind. They could not see. This was not a problem they could solve for themselves. They were in need of a miracle from God. It was at the point of their need that they had the opportunity to start living in faith. Two blind men followed along behind him [Jesus], shouting, "Son of David, have mercy on us!"   Th


Have you ever prayed and prayed and prayed and then prayed some more wondering if God heard your prayer requests? Yes, me too! I was even told once that I need to read God’s fine print—God has a loophole clause concerning answered prayer in 1 John 5:14-15. “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.” This person told me you can pray all you want, but if it’s not “his will” you’re not going to get what you asked for—to bad, so sad! No! Too good— so good for you! Think clear about what you know about God. God is all-knowing. God sees all things. When you ask for things, you ask with limited understanding. When God answers, he answers with complete understanding. He always replies with your best interests in mind, because doing his will is always in your best interests. Have you noticed what happens when chil


In today’s every threatening environment, security is becoming important on a daily basis. Let me ask you. Where does your security lie? I assure you that there is nothing in this world that is secure. Health, relationships, money, it can all dwindle away quickly. I’m sure you can relate a story or two about someone close to you who has felt the rug of security pulled out from underneath them. Maybe that someone is you. Our existence on this planet is defined by insecurity. That will never change. But God wants to assure you that you’re secure in him because the only trustworthy security is in your connection with Jesus Christ. There is only one thing in life that is certain—God loves you. And that’s all you need. Someone once said, “I didn’t realize that God was all I needed until I came to the place that he was all I had.” You can have security assured only by God’s love. “Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life. I have written this to you w


In 1984 the band Foreigner came out with a favorite song of mine and a #1 worldwide hit called “I Want To Know What Love Is” written by band member Mick Jones. Mick claims the song transcended him when he said, “I consider it a gift that was sent through me. I think there was something bigger than me behind it. I’d say it was probably written by a higher force.”   There is no doubt that God has defined and set the standard for what love is. Real love is not defined by what a person does, but by what God has done. In fact to steal from another song title, people search for love in all the wrong places. It is through God alone that we know what love is. In 1 John 4:9 we are told, “God showed how much he loved us…” This is an important characteristic of love that should not be overlooked. Sometimes we say, “I love people, I’m just not good at showing it. I’m just not good at saying it.” Well get over it! You need to get good at it. Your words must be consistent with your actions.