As I walked down the long hallway, I could hardly think. I didn’t care about the sparkling marble floors, the gold door knobs, or the jewels hanging off my wrists. I stared at the ornate wooden door ahead of me; my future was inside that room. King Xerxes held my fate. If he chose me,
Merriam Webster’s definition of Expect: to anticipate or look forward to the coming or occurrence of. What are you looking for to? Having an expectation is much like gardening. You cultivate the ground, plant the seeds, and water the soil, expecting to harvest whatever you planted. You may not see anything visible for a month
Do you know what can rob us of answered prayer? Our expectations. We expect God to answer our prayers in a certain way. If he doesn’t, we’re disappointed. If we don’t manage the expectations, we can get offended. Offense, if not dealt with, can harden our heart to God. Unforgiveness can settle in our heart…
Do you have any unanswered prayers? You’ve prayed passionately for one request, yet wonder if God has heard you? I have. Without launching into a theological discourse, this month, I prefer to encourage you as a coach. I’ll stand on the sidelines as you play in the game, mostly yelling to not quit! You’re doing
“Then, as your spiritual strength increases, you will be empowered to discover what every holy one experiences- the great magnitude of the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is his love! How enduring and inclusive it is! Endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understanding — this extravagant
“First of all, then, I urge that petitions (specific requests), prayers, intercessions (prayers for others) and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all people.” (1 Timothy 2:1 AMP) The other day, God said to me: “My love is expressed when you pray for people.” Great to know, because sometimes I wonder how to love people.
While staying at a Disney resort, I locked myself out of the room. Disney is efficient. They give you a wristband that serves as your key to everything — from your room, to various buildings, to the parks, and to purchase merchandise. Well, I left the room without it — unknowingly that is. I was
“I will never leave you alone, never! And I will not loosen my grip on your life! So we can say with great confidence: I know the Lord is for me and I will never be afraid of what people may do to me!” (Hebrews 13:5b-6 TPT) Ever feel like you’re on a teeter totter?
Every gift God freely gives us is good and perfect, streaming down from the Father of Lights, who shines from the heavens with no hidden shadow or darkness and is never subject to change. (James 1:17 TPT) Before I moved into my condo about three months ago, I threw things out and dropped items off
This past Valentine’s Day was the best one I’ve experienced. Why? For God is spirit, and he longs to have sincere worshippers who worship and adore him in the realm of the Spirit and in truth. (John 4:24 TPT) Truth is setting me free where I can receive. I’m going through a course called SOZO–which
Happy Valentines Day! This day isn’t exclusively for couples, but for everyone! It’s a day when you can express love to God, your loved ones, and to yourself. “Love the Lord your God with every passion of your heart, with all the energy of your being, and with every thought that is within you.” (Matthew
What sweet taste of freedom as we breath in the atmosphere of heaven–Sarah Soon Do you feel loved? Please don’t give the expected answer, “Of course I do,” without meditating on the answer. Instead, ask the Holy Spirit, “Do I feel loved?” Do you allow God’s love to cultivate? For me, it’s a journey. For I’ve
What has more destructive power than a nuclear bomb? What can eradicate disease in a single touch? What can eliminate depression? God’s love. His love is so expansive that nothing can hide from its force. Like a team of Navy Seals going into a terrorist cell and slaying all the ISIS fighters in one campaign.
For he enjoys his faithful lovers. He adorns the humble with his beauty and he loves to give them the victory. (Psalms 149:4 TPT) Do you know you’re beautiful? As we identity ourselves as a newborn spirit, the ravages of the sin nature on our physical, mental, and emotional states gets healed. This is a
An Orphan: A child whose parents are dead. Before we were born again, we were orphans. Our fallen human spirit isn’t in God’s bloodline. We were cut off from our inheritance God originally intended for all mankind. Yet Love rescued us. Not by giving us a handout, but adopting us when we accepted Jesus. This would
My prayer for you: 2017 will be a year of transformation. A year where you advance past belief systems that held you back. With God’s grace, let’s do this! Why? How? Are you sure? Yes! God’s grace is with us: So now we come freely and boldly to where love is enthroned, to receive mercy’s kiss
Happy New Year! This year I want to press into the promises of God. Not just the specific ones he’s given me — those are important, but the ones he promises to all believers. What I’ve realized about these promises in the word is: they’re not just about us. It’s about manifesting Jesus in the
What are you willing to sacrifice to see a dream come to pass? Your hang ups and habits? Your comfort zone? Your securities in other things instead of on God? Have you ever considered that it’s the Holy Spirit prompting you to let go of your habits, securities, and personal sandbox to live in the
From the moment John stepped onto the scene until now, the Kingdom of Heaven is entered into by force, and passionate people have taken hold of its power. (Matthew 11:12 TPT) When Jesus came into the earth as a human, he made a clear demarcation between the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of this
“Not one promise from God is empty of power, for with God there is no such thing as impossibility!” Luke 1:37 TPT Christmas is a reminder that Christ came to earth to usher the Kingdom of God. This was the first time God came to us as a man. In other words, the impossible became