Day 1– Our Creator

One of the ways I feel close to God is when I take the time to study God’s creation.  The wonder of it all gives me an appreciation for what God has done.  From His intricate design of DNA molecules to His grand display of stars, I have the privilege of giving praise to the One who made it all! …

Fasting Basics by Jentezen Franklin

I’m getting lots of questions regarding our upcoming fast.  Here is a nice article by Pastor Franklin explaining some of the basics of fasting… hope this helps answer some of your questions… Fasting Basics Simply stated, biblical fasting is refraining from food for a spiritual purpose. According to the Bible, there are three duties of every Christian: give, pray and …

Preparing for a Daniel Fast part 3

The past two days I’ve shared ways and resources to prepare Daniel Fast approved foods.  I encourage you not to get distracted with food.  The main purpose for a fast is not the food, but prayer and drawing close to God.  Your attention needs to be centered on Jesus.  Here are some things I do to ensure that my fast …

Preparing for a Daniel Fast part 2

pre·pare prəˈper/ verb past tense: prepared; past participle: prepare make (something) ready for use or consideration. One of the keys to a successful Daniel Fast is preparing in advance for your daily food intake.  We live in a fast food society.  Most cities main streets are lined with fast food restaurants with drive-through options which don’t usually have good options for the …

Preparing for a Daniel Fast–part 1

I am very excited that you are interested in joining our January 21 days of Prayer and Fasting.  It’s been said that this will be the best year of your life if it’s the best year of your life spiritually.  I have found that to be true.  And that is my expectation for 2017 as well. Several years ago, I …

The Sign

Israel Devotions—Shepherds Fields—The Sign This devotion was one that I shared in Israel this fall… it is appropriate for Christmas week and a good reminder to thank God for giving us so many “signs” that point us to Jesus and His perfect love for us. Shalom!  Today we are visiting the Shepherds Fields of Bethlehem.  About 3 miles away you …

Day 21 Not About The Building

As our church building construction nears completion, it is time to think about dedicating our building to the Lord.  When Solomon finished building the Temple, he gathered the people not just to dedicate the Temple, but to rededicate themselves to God’s service. Let your heart therefore be loyal to the Lord our God, to walk in His statutes and keep …

Day 20 Guest Blogger: Pastor Jentezen Franklin

I recently read this devotion by today’s guest blogger.  It gave me much to think about concerning my faith and my doubts.  I hope God uses these words to move you from doubt to faith. Moving from Doubt to Faith  By Jentezen Franklin  “Lord, ‘Increase our faith.’”  Luke 17:5 NKJV Why do we experience so much doubt? (1) Because doubt satisfies our …

Day 19 Freedom

So today is Day 19 of our 21 Days of Prayer.  We have followed the pattern set by Jesus in the Lord’s prayer (Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven) by praying for our earth our world, our country, our state and now this last week we continue to funnel down to where we are focusing …

Day 18 Guest Blogger: Danny Gokey

Not long ago I found myself in a hard, lonely place.  My heart was broken.  It felt like it could never be put together again.  My heart hurt.  I cried.  I prayed.  Poured out my heart to Jesus.  And yet the pain was unrelenting.  Days and weeks passed the same.  Tears.  Prayers.  Calling on the name of Jesus.  The struggle …