Wisdom is the skill of living life well. When God gave Solomon the opportunity to ask for whatever he wanted, Solomon asked for wisdom. God was so pleased with Solomon’s request, he granted him even more than he asked for, “both riches and honor” (1 Kings 3:13).
Jesus is the master of transforming broken lives. The liberating reality is that He knows you completely, loves you unconditionally, and inter you into relationship with himself. Regardless of your need, if you desire a personal encounter with Jesus I invite you to join with me in prayer today.
Nicodemus was a very religious man but he didn’t know God personally. It took an encounter with Jesus to open his eyes to the truth of the gospel. He discovered that knowing God didn’t depend on his track record, but on Jesus’ track record being credited to his life, by being born again.
The unseen demonic realm is real. One man’s encounter with Jesus delivered him from the self-destructive behaviors that Satan inspires. Join with me as we pray for the people in our life who are wrestling with destructive demons.
There is perhaps no greater example of radical transformation than the Apostle Paul. Before encountering Jesus he was a zealous persecutor of the Church. He was complicit in the murder of Stephen and he put many christians in chains and jail. After encountering Jesus – Paul became a passionate declarer of the gospel he once tried to eradicate. Paul’s example gives us hope that God can radically change the heart of even the most resistant friend or family member.
Which is the greater disability: physical blindness or spiritual blindness? Jesus healed both. In John chapter 9, He restored a man’s sight who had been blind from birth, opening his eyes to the reality of who Jesus was. Join with me today as we have a life changing encounter with Jesus.
Leaders who impact lives for eternity understand what it means to live on mission with Jesus. Stephen was such a leader. His love for Christ was deep, his knowledge of God’s truth was wide, and his responsiveness to the Holy Spirit earned him a reputation among his peers of being a cut above. Stephen also reminds us that our finest moment of Kingdom service may be our last … but its worth it! Stephen’s legacy isn’t measured by his life accomplishments. His impact can only truly be appreciated when you realize the defining influence he had on a young zealous Jewish man who witnessed and approved of Stephen’s execution.
Thomas was a skeptic. While others were affirming their belief in the risen Jesus, Thomas refused to believe. Jesus appeared to Thomas and invited him to touch the wounds in his hands and side. Thomas moved from being a skeptic to a worshipper.
Jesus was constantly looking for opportunities to care for the deep needs of others. He wasn’t looking for perfect people. He came to meet the needs of the broken, the lost, the immoral, and the desperate. As a result of Jesus’ single encounter with a spiritually thirsty woman at a well, many came to know him as the source of life and personal transformation.
In the New Testament book of Revelation, Jesus declares, “I am coming soon. Hold fast to what you have, so that no one may seize your crown” (Rev. 3:11). Jesus is coming back! Now is not a time for weakness, giving up, or compromise. Now is the time to hold fast to his truth. Hold On!