If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in His love. (John 15:10)
Jesus’s death and resurrection have gained us the power over our own self-centered ways. We are not stuck and we are not helpless. As we enter Holy Week, I pray that we would catch a glimpse of the monumental love walked out by Jesus that led to His death and that we would be willing to be molded by His Spirit in such a way that we would become more and more like Him. Let us create a culture of honor in our own spheres of influence so that He is evidenced and the power of His resurrection is truly on display. “They will know we are Christians by our love, by our love; they will know we are Christians by our love.”
So, to all lamenters out there who see current situations as dire, nothing is impossible for God; take heart and choose to see the glass as half full rather than half empty! Let us wait on Him until we catch a vision and then pray boldly and confidently, knowing that the prayer of a righteous one is powerful and effective (James 5:16) – “effective” meaning to “exercise force” or “create change.” Let us undertake to pray FOR something rather than AGAINST something and let God determine how He will bring about a “Yes!” to those prayers – that we might truly see His Kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
... what I learned through Jonah’s story is that instead of seeing “bumps in the road” as interruptions, I am better off viewing them as Divine Interventions.
This Thanksgiving, wherever and in whatever state we may find ourselves, let us make the choice to, “through Christ, constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name.” (Hebrews 13:15)
Revival requires authentic Christianity - a display to a hurting world of the power of God. This powerful God wants to transform, resurrect and heal in personal ways.
For the majority of Americans, 4th of July is a sort of cultural holiday that represents what we most like about summer with a bit of patriotism thrown in for good measure. But how many of us really know the history of our independence?
Even in the midst of pain and suffering that is inevitable in our fallen world, the power that raised Christ from the dead lives in those who believe in Him and works in our circumstances for our ultimate good and for the good and perfect will of God.
It's unbelievable, but it seems our father personally responded to every letter he received! There is even correspondence back to the 1970's.
As we consider what the future holds for Peter Marshall Ministries we are mindful of the need to stay faithful to our father’s legacy while still seeking God’s guidance for new direction. As we remain entrusted with the responsibility of stewardship it is our prayer that we may be but trusted servants.
The late Rev. Peter Marshall (1940-2010) was a Presbyterian minister who for over forty years gained national recognition as a preacher on Christian growth and discipleship.
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