Let Us Pray

Luke 18, one of my favorites. When I was going through a particular difficult time, the story of the persistent widow was of great comfort. I learned, as I cry out to God both day and night, eventually God would answer. That is a truth. But as I read Luke 18 this morning, I discovered Jesus’ example of how to pray did not end with the story of the widow....

What America Needs

I read a familiar passage this morning: For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and sound judgment. II Timothy 1:7 Although I have read and quoted this scripture often, this morning, it caused me to ponder. I questioned its truthfulness. (Now, don’t get your panties in a wad. I believe in the inherent word of God but sometimes in questioning you get a...

Silver and Gold, I Have None

Sometimes our requests are designed to placate our true need. We pray for the pain to subside, when really a deeper issue needs healing. We ask for more money when perhaps we need wisdom in managing our finances. There was a man who begged for money all of his life. Lame from birth. Perhaps he didn’t believe he could be healed. Perhaps he believed God was angry with him. He...