Surprised By Titles

Titles in Psalms

Many Bibles I have include titles of sections and of chapters. However, I have one Bible that does not. I recently completed the Psalms, took notes, and assigned titles to each Psalm.

What if we all ignore the titles that someone else assigned to the chapters and sections and listen for the titles the Holy Spirit speaks to us?

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What to Do In Uncertain Times

As we begin a new year and a new decade, we see uncertainty in our world, our nation, and even in our families.

Lord, are we safe? Will we have enough money? What if one of us gets sick and needs extended care? I don’t know what to do, God.

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Prayer Power

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“God, if You give me a son, I’ll give him back to You to serve You all the days of his life.”

This was Hannah’s prayer in 1 Samuel 1:11.

Have you pleaded with God? Really agonized in your prayer?

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Praying God’s Love on Your Husband

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. …
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13

Head knowledge is good. Scripture knowledge is great. Heart knowledge of the Scriptures prompts me to prayer. I love praying God’s Word.

I also love my husband of 48 years. As I read 1 Corinthians 13, I began to focus upon my relationship with the Lord and with Keith and decided to pray portions of this Scripture.

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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.

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8 Reasons to Believe God for Healing

Great Wall looking back
Six months after the Lord healed me, I climbed half-way up the Great Wall of China (only halfway because the bus was going to leave). I would not have been able to climb the steps without healing.

Wednesday will be the eighth anniversary of the Lord’s healing. On November 21, 2010, Jesus healed me of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, confirmed a miracle by my doctor. I struggled for about 15 years with pain, fibro fog, and other issues. I was about to resign from the job I thought God had chosen for me when God healed me. Sometimes, God brings those of us who are strong-willed and A-types to our knees in utter hopelessness before we will give Him control of our lives, our bodies, and our circumstances, even though we try. In our weaknesses, He is strong!

The next two days are dedicated to Jehovah Rapha, God our Healer. Continue reading 8 Reasons to Believe God for Healing