Restoration

Last night as I drifted off to sleep, I was thinking about “what would have been” if not for COV19. I would have been all excited about my upcoming trip to New Orleans to vacate, Baton Rouge to see family and Memphis to celebrate James’ dad’s birthday and then at the end of the month to Canada to see my daughter debut a new song. I mourned my lost plans....

Bible or Hallmark Movie?

Genesis 19 is just a bizarre chapter. I read most of the chapter with an expression of disgust, thinking, “If this were a TV show, I would have turned it off.” It’s weird when you think you need to watch a Hallmark Movie to cleanse your pallet from a Bible reading. How does an entire town unite and decide to sexually assault strangers visiting your town? Was there a town...

Preemptive Strike 2020 – Restoration

Day 4 – Redeem and Restore This morning as I awoke, my heart was heavy with regret. My mind was bombarded with choices I had made, wishing for a do over. Then from the regret came hopelessness. Not sure what triggered these emotions this morning but I know the cure – prayer. Father, I thank you that you are a God who resurrects, redeems and restores. You who resurrected the...

Not a Dream But a Legacy

David had been King about forty years. He made some mistakes along the way, but by all accounts He was a good king. But his own son, Absalom, led a rebellion against him. Now David found himself exiled, abandoned by friends, and once again surrounded by about 600 people. He abdicated the Kingdom he had built disgraced, head covered, feet bare. As he left, he is met by a descendant...

Restoration

The Lord will restore everything the enemy has stolen from you. He will restore your peace, your finances, sleepless nights, marriages, health, children, hope. Believe it! Declare it! The Bible says that when a thief is caught, he must repay seven times what was stolen. What has the enemy stolen from you? Command him to give it back to you sevenfold. This is a season of restoration. “Yet if he...

The Challenge – Week 10 Day 5

Life is full of challenges. Financial devastation. Broken marriages and relationships. Wayward children. Job loss. Severe weather. Sickness. Divorce. Hopelessness. All come to kill, steal, and destroy. But Jesus promised He came to give us abundant life. Are there areas in your life where you are wondering, “Where is my abundance?” God wants to remind you today that He restores – He makes better than before. He restores relationships, finances,...

No Regrets

Regret. We all have it. How many times have we thought, “if I knew then, what I know now, I would have done many things differently.” Regret. It can steal our joy and our hopes. It keeps us looking backward rather than forward. Regret is not from God. Regret comes from the enemy because at its core, it’s simply, an accusation that you messed up beyond repair. So how do...