Hope Does Not Disappoint

“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Romans 5:5). While listening to a sermon by a traveling minister, I kept hearing him make the following statement. He said, “Wishin’ and hopin’ never got anybody anything. GodContinue reading “Hope Does Not Disappoint”

Hope or Worry is Your Choice

Worry and hope are opposites in most ways, but they are similar in these distinct attributes: they are both unseen and have yet to come to pass. Worry is a by-product of fear and fear usually involves an impending disaster that as of yet is unseen. Hope expects to see the goodness of God inContinue reading “Hope or Worry is Your Choice”

The Hope Killer Called Worry

Therefore, do not worry… Matthew 6:34 When you imagine and visualize the glorious victory God has promised you, the result is positive hope for the future that changes the way you act and the way you talk. When you imagine and visualize possible defeat and disaster because of the way things look on every side,Continue reading “The Hope Killer Called Worry”

Believe You Have Received

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24 (NIV) In this verse, Jesus proclaimed the biblical principle of calling those things that be not as though they are. He said that when you ask God for something, you must believeContinue reading “Believe You Have Received”

How Do You Change What You Are Believing?

There have been several times in my life, and it still happens occasionally, when I will receive distressing news late in the evening. Even though by nature I am a calm person, these words of discouragement or bad news can linger and affect my sleep that particular night. As a result, I have discovered aContinue reading “How Do You Change What You Are Believing?”

The Choice You Have to Make

When Jesus and His disciples arrived at the other side of the lake, one of the people waiting for Him was Jairus, who was a ruler of the local synagogue. Evidently, he was so impressed with what he heard about Jesus as a result of the witness of the demon-possessed man who was delivered, thatContinue reading “The Choice You Have to Make”

The Most Unlikely Gospel Preacher

After calming stormy waters, Jesus and His disciples sailed to the Gadarenes on a calm sea. As Jesus got out of the boat, a naked, demon-possessed man cried out before Him and started screaming, “What do I have to do with you, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not tormentContinue reading “The Most Unlikely Gospel Preacher”