The Key to Being Blessed

“Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.”Luke 1:45

Blessed because you believe? That’s the story of the Christian life, isn’t it? From Genesis to Revelation, we read of men and women who received promises from God, and they believed in those promises. Sometimes, they had to wait a long time for those promises to become reality, and sometimes, they never saw those promises in their lifetimes. But they believed, and they were blessed.

The promise that Gabriel revealed to Mary was unthinkable. Mary, an unmarried teenager, a virgin, engaged to a poor carpenter, learned that her womb would carry the Messiah, the Savior of Israel, the Savior of the world. 

How can this be?

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5 Things You Can Do When the Healing Doesn’t Come

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Ever feel like life is an uphill struggle with a multitude of barriers in your way? Are you suffering with a chronic illness or what you perceive as an impossible situation, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight?

You and your doctor have tried everything you can think of: special diets, exercise, physical therapy, drugs, experimental treatments, prayer, healing services, and anointing with oil.

You’ve cried out to God, “WHY?”

You’ve searched your heart for secret sin and found nothing. Your faith is real, and it’s strong.

Still, you are suffering. What do you do? Continue reading 5 Things You Can Do When the Healing Doesn’t Come

3 Lessons You Can Learn from Jesus Washing Feet

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Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. John 13:3-5  Continue reading 3 Lessons You Can Learn from Jesus Washing Feet