Prayer Power

David Brandt Berg

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The Lord leaves a lot up to us and our concern and prayer. If we only pray halfheartedly, we only get half an answer. But if we pray with our whole heart, we get a wholehearted, strong answer. If we turn it on real strong, then it reflects strong. Like a beam of light focused on a mirror, prayer will reflect or be answered with the same intensity that it originates with. It will bounce back with as much power as it began with.

The Lord leaves a lot up to us—our  . . .  read more

Mountain Men

David Brandt Berg

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When Jesus climbed the mountain, He left the multitude behind. “And seeing the multitudes, He [Jesus] went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him” (Matthew 5:1).

Mountain peaks are never crowded. Why? Because its hard work getting there. Not very many people desire to climb mountains. It’s lonesome, and you have to leave everything behind to do it. You’re likely to get lots of scratches and bumps, and it might even cost you your life.

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The Story of Tommy

David Brandt Berg

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“Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). Faith can even come from hearing your word, your testimony, your witness, your letter containing the Words of God to a friend, relative, or interested party.

I’m reminded of a true story I heard when I was young, about a crippled boy named Tommy who lived in poverty with his aunt in a small third-story apartment of a run-down tenement on a busy city street. Tommy was so severely handicapped that . . .  read more

Be So Happy!

David Brandt Berg

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There once was a poor young man who wanted to impress upon a rich lady how hungry he was, hoping to get a handout in the way of a good meal. So he got down on his hands and knees on her front lawn and pretended to eat the grass. When the lady saw him from a window, she rushed to the front door. “Oh, my dear poor boy!” she exclaimed. “Why don’t you go around to the backyard? The grass is much longer there!” The generosity of some people!

We all need a good sense of . . .  read more

Dumps

David Brandt Berg

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This morning I was discouraged and frustrated about something. My wife sensed it, so she cheerfully began to sing this chorus:

Cheer up, you saints of God, there’s nothing to worry about,
Nothing to make you feel afraid, nothing to make you doubt!
Our God has never failed, so why not trust Him and shout?
You’ll be glad you trusted Him tomorrow!

The problem is that when we’re downcast, if we start talking about the situation, we usually end up voicing our complaints and . . .  read more