Praise Power

David Brandt Berg

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My wife, Maria, was feeling very tired and had such a headache earlier today that she had become discouraged about her health. As I prayed for her, I was reminded of the verse that tells us not to be weary and faint in our minds (Hebrews 12:3 KJV). I think the Lord wanted to inspire her to have a little more fight.

Our spiritual enemy, the Devil, really fights us, but . . .  read more

Choice

David Brandt Berg

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(Written to an individual who was faced with making a life-changing personal decision—a marriage proposal.)

It may surprise you to know that God likes you, His child, to make your own choices within His will. As long as you delight yourself in the Lord most of all and want to do His will, it is His delight to also give you the desires of your heart, because He’s the One who puts them there when . . .  read more

All Things Change, But Jesus Never!

David Brandt Berg

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Changes in man’s society—in his economics, politics, or religion—nearly always come from the bottom, not the top, because the top (the ruling elite) does not want to change; it always wants to be on top. But if they try to seal the pot to preserve the status quo, they cannot, and the pot will explode and destroy itself because of the fire.

There must be this continual change. Otherwise there would be total stagnation and corruption, because that which is at the top is . . .  read more

Fill Up Your Heart

David Brandt Berg

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My grandfather, Dr. John Lincoln Brandt, was an orator of the old school—a great writer, teacher, preacher, and lecturer. He really knew the language and grammar, style, and oratory. He was an artist at public speaking. Whenever he gave a speech or lecture, sometimes standing in the dark on the platform, pointing to pictures of his travels or this or that, which I was showing on a slide projector, he never used a note.

So I asked him one time, “Grandfather, how are you . . .  read more

Count Your Blessings

David Brandt Berg

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The Lord had me review my whole life this morning to see how He has blessed me and taken care of me. It was like one of those near-death experiences that you hear about in which people see their whole lives in an instant, only I didn’t have to almost die to see mine.

The review started when I was practically still a baby, and it included all the outstanding things the Lord has done especially for me—experiences and accomplishments and promises that He kept. He reminded . . .  read more