Abiding Is Your Greatest Defense by Robert Ricciardelli

Abiding is a most valuable and needed principle for life. It is resting in the fullness of God and His provision for us. All temptation and unexpected crisis are intent upon moving us from our position of abiding in Christ. Abiding is the best defense against the movement up or down the slippery slopes of pride, rage, and despair. Agape is God's movement through us that is all at once risky, spontaneous, and unpredictable. While abiding in the unshakable Kingdom of God, fruits of the Spirit … [Read more...]

2012: New Leadership, New Boldness and New Provision by Lee Grady

As I have prayed about the coming year, I’ve sensed three clear directives.Some people are terrified of 2012. They worry because the Mayans of ancient Mexico mysteriously ended their 5,126-year-old calendar on Dec. 21, 2012—as if they expected the world to end that day. This silly hypothesis became the basis for several New Age books and a goofy disaster movie, 2012, in which actor John Cusack avoids meteors and earthquakes just in time to get his family aboard the modern version of Noah’s ar … [Read more...]

A Word for the Weary: God Will Finish What He Started! by Lee Grady

The devil is busy trying to abort God’s promises. Hang on and keep believing.Here’s a trivia question: Which building project took the longest to complete?·A. The construction of the Pentagon.B. The carving of Mount Rushmore.C. The digging of the Panama Canal.D. The building of the Empire State Building.E. The carving and assembling of the Statue of Liberty.The answer is C. It took 31 years to dig the Panama Canal, mainly because that superhuman task was started and stopped … [Read more...]