I have read often and in awe the inspired statement that says, "God can do some things if we pray that He cannot do if we don't pray." I am still a bit baffled by it, though I believe it. Let me tell you a short story and then you tell me if you think it might validate that dramatic sentence. Recently Ruthie and I attended a major convocation of worshipers. The first part of the service we were blessed. Good music, passionate prayer, even a meaningful offering appeal. But whe
“When ministry becomes performance, then the sanctuary becomes a theater, the congregation becomes an audience, worship becomes entertainment, and man’s applause and approval become the measure of success. But when ministry is for the glory of God, His presence moves into the sanctuary. Even the unsaved visitor will fall down on his face, worship God, and confess that God is among us.” –Warren and David Wiersbe, 1Cor. 14:25
http://hope-heals.org/2016/05/23/tattoos-and-sawdust A while back Ruthie and I were visiting in a Sabbath School and the subject of tattoos came up. I’m not sure why, but in many classes, if a teacher permits, the discussion can take any detour a class member chooses. You’ve been there, too. Anyway, the gentleman who brought up the subject went into a fervent rant about how ugly tattoos are, how they desecrate the body God created, how under no conditions should they ever be
Maturity: To be able to stick with a job until it’s finished To do One’s duty without being supervised To be able to carry money without spending it, and To be able to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.