God Does Not Waste Your Pain

Joseph said to his brothers . . .“I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here . . . God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance. Now therefore, it …

Forgiving and Forgetting

“They will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the Lord, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” – Jeremiah 31:34 God doesn’t forget anything. He couldn’t be God if He could forget. He forgives our sins, not forgetting that they ever happened, but in spite of …

The Freedom of Forgiveness

As those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion…bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. – Colossians 3:12-13 Many of us today find ourselves on a leash. The links in the chain are anger, bitterness, resentment, …

Faith in Practice – Part 2

The faith which you have, have as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and whatever is. – Romans 14:22-23 Things that the Bible condemns are always wrong. Things that the Bible condones are always …

Faith in Practice – Part 1

Faith, if it has no works, is dead. – James 2:17 The question of faith as it relates to living a life of power and authority is this: Do we believe that if we truly trust God, He will prove Himself to be trustworthy? We must believe that He is faithful, and that belief must show up in our actions. You …