Faith: Believing God’s Promises

Heb 11:12-13 “from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore.13 These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.”   God had given specific promises to Abraham in Genesis 12:2-3 “Now the Lord said to …

Faith: Obedience

Hebrews 11:8-9  “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise…”(ESV)   YHWH had called Abram to leave his homeland and settle in a land God would …

Faith Joseph’s Story

You remember Joseph’s story, don’t you?  For details and to jog your memory, read Joseph’s story in Genesis 37-50.  Joseph was the older of two sons born to Rachael and Jacob. Joseph’s birth was the long awaited child of Jacob’s most loved wife Rachael. Rachael had been barren for many long years, while her sister Leah produced many sons for Jacob. Two sisters married to the same man. Talk about sibling rivalry! As the story goes, Joseph was the favorite …

Praying For The Saints

The Lord is teaching me. He often does. As He teaches me, He doesn’t give me the whole lesson in one lump sum but rather gently shows it to me in bits and pieces so it’s easier for me to understand. This time He is teaching more about prayer. He hears our prayers (a lesson I wrote about in an earlier post). But more than just hearing our prayers, He desires our prayers. It pleases Him when we pray and …

The God Who Hears

Photo by Melissa Neal It has been one of those weeks. Sometimes I have felt as if I could hardly breathe. I have been weepy and my emotions are raw. Usually when I feel this way it is because I am tired from lack of sleep or exhausted from traveling or even tired from doing “good” things that I know are worthwhile. Sometimes I feel something else is going on. It involves the spiritual realm; I know God is up …