Effectual, Fervent Prayer

Effectual fervent prayer avails or benefits much. What hinders prayers from being answered? James 5:16-20 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a...

Going Through The Valley

A valley is a place between two mountains. In the valley are calamity, grief, and all kinds of problems. Lions, bears, coyotes, and lots of dangerous beasts are there. The shepherd leads us through the valley but doesn’t want us to stay there. Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I...

Hope For Depression Or Discouragement

Job was grieved and depressed that he lost his children, but he wasn’t hopeless. People feel hopeless in medical depression. Job 3:11 Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly? Job’s first reaction to the grief was to...

Mind Battles

Paul gave an example of runners and fighters. When someone is planning to run in a marathon, they don’t stay up all night or just decide they’re going to run on the race day. They prepare, train, and restrict themselves (practice temperance, self-control). Paul said...

Spreading Our Roots And Growing

God doesn’t want us to be like a bonsai tree that always stays a baby and never grows. He wants us to spread our roots out and drink of the river of life (God’s word) every day. Jeremiah 17:7-8 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is....