God’s Got Reasons

By Maria Fontaine

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“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up.”
—James 5:14–15 ESV

Healing ministries bring God’s love and power into the lives of others in both a physical and spiritual manner, for which they are very grateful. Being a conduit for that  . . .  read more

Practicing Kindness

A compilation

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Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
—Ephesians 4:32 ESV

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Webster’s dictionary defines “kind” as sympathetic, gentle, benevolent. Not only does Ephesians 4:32 tie forgiving to kindness, but so does Psalm 86:5, which says, “For Thou, Lord are good, and ready to forgive, and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon Thee.”  . . .  read more

Sweet Dreams Tonight!

Based on the writings of David Berg

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My Saviour, hear my prayer
Before I go to rest;
It is Your little child
Who comes now to be blest.

Forgive me all my sin,
And let me sleep this night
In safety and in peace
Until the morning light.

The final thing we should do at night as we lie down to sleep is to thank Jesus for a good day, and pray for a good night’s rest! He has promised to keep us in PERFECT . . .  read more

Faith in the Desert Places

A compilation

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At some point in our lives, each of us goes through times of major tests and trials as we cross our particular “Jordan.” Some of you have kept going even when you felt you had no more strength, no more faith; yet you kept going, trusting that Jesus would carry you through. It’s the decisions that you make in those times of testing, when you feel you have been pushed to the edge and feel like giving up, that show what you’re made of.

When you find yourself in the desert . . .  read more

When God Is Silent

A compilation

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“He answered her not a word.” (Matthew 15:23)

“He will be silent in his love.” (Zephaniah 3:17)

One Christian dreamed that she saw three others at prayer. As they knelt, the Master drew near to them.

As He approached the first of the three, He bent over her in tenderness and grace, with smiles full of radiant love and spoke to her in accents of purest, sweetest music. Leaving her, He came to the next but only placed His hand upon her bowed head, and gave her one look of . . .  read more

Secrets of a Happy Marriage!

A compilation

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Marriage is the most satisfying, most strengthening and most lasting human relationship on this Earth, an illustration of God’s relationship with Man! Marriage ought to be more than just sex or friendship and certainly more than a mere business partnership!–It is intended by the Lord to be the most intimate, humbling, loving and self-sacrificial relationship between human beings!

Marriages, it has been said, are made in  . . .  read more

As a Little Child

A compilation

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Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
—Jesus, Matthew 18:3–5 NIV

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Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. . .  read more