Mike Barnes is a regular contributor to our blog, and he also happens to be in the same men's accountability group I am a part of in Sacramento. So today you are being blessed with what I am blessed with on a regular basis as we meet 6AM on Monday mornings (too early to think, but it does our hearts good anyway). I hope, as he is reminding us today, that you have a new sense of the Father's heart for you. -Ray
Phil Rehberg from Risen King in Redding is a regular contributor to our blog. Today in the face of growing uncertainty from our own government, he reminds us of what is really important as we serve our King. While we don't face the same kinds of things believers in other countries face, there are still ways we will face rejection. His question, "Are you ready?" is a valid question, especially in these times.
I got into my car, looked out the windshield and I see she has been there. I sit down in front of my television to turn it on, and I see she has been there. I sit down in my dining room and look into the back yard. She has been there too.
Recently while at National Office for a conference, John Stumbo was leading a morning devotion out of Luke 10. During that devotion as he was talking about Mary and Martha I had a moment of clarity about Martha’s actions vs Mary’s inaction. This is a story where I’ve always come to the defense of Martha.
This prayer was sent to us by Pastor Wayne Hoag at Sierra Bible Church in Truckee, CA. It is one that was given to him by Leonard Ravenhill some 30 years ago. He was good friends with A.W. Tozer. This prayer is one that you can return to often, as a reminder of what God has called us to be and to do.
Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God.” Knowing God implies knowing what God wants. Even before we go on to other disciplines we need to know, “Is this what the Father is doing?” Jesus spent hours each day listening in the presence of His Father – to the point of knowing Him and knowing exactly what He was doing.
Bill Gaube was a faithful pastor in the CPD for many years. I actually first met him when I was planting a church in Evanston, Wyoming, and he was pastoring in Idaho Falls, Idaho. It has been a privilege to have known him now for over 35 years. He and Elise are now retired in Tucson, AZ.