An Unexpected Gift

As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10

Gifts come in packages, but the cherished gifts come in surprises, words, songs, friends, strangers, and God. This week, we received a cherished gift. California Baptist University students and Fellowship Church used their gifts to bless.

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Three Keys to Rebuilding From Brokenness

Working in concert with each other, we glorify God. Next to and after each other. We’re taking the fallen stones and rubble of today’s church and each other’s lives, and we’re rebuilding … hand in hand much like Nehemiah led the Jews in rebuilding the wall and gates of Jerusalem. It took teamwork, prayer, and God’s protection. Unity of all.

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From Stale Greetings to Blessings

Grace and peace to you from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:2

Good morning! How are you?

Fine. You?

Great!

What if we turned stale greetings into blessings?

When I remember the sweet times that I have had with my daughter, I smile and want to bless her. I recently texted her to remind her of a gift she gave me decades ago. It makes me smile every time I see it or touch it. She saved her allowance and bought a tiny, gold filigree grand piano, complete with miniature sheet music and a fragile bench for my birthday.  It still sits on my piano. When I see that little gift, I remember our loving relationship, and I reach out to bless her.

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4 Steps to the Promise

Yesterday, the world participated in powerful prayer. We confessed our sins. Our sins were exposed for all to see. America was naked before the world.

We asked God to forgive our nation.

We asked God to bring a revival to His people and an awakening in those who do not know Jesus.

Prayers for our nation, our leaders, and all the people of the world prevailed throughout the day.

God’s Word penetrated our hearts.

Worship saturated our souls.

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