God's Ultimate Plan

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 When I was a kid, my dream was to become a sportscaster. I would practice in my bedroom announcing a game winning homerun or a controversial call that might affect the outcome of a game. My passion for broadcasting sporting events gave me a deep desire to memorize players’ statistics, unbeatable records and other knowledgeable facts that I would need to become suitable for the position. However, God had a different plan for my life. One night during my senior year of high school as I was trying to fall asleep, the Lord spoke to me. He sa

There is Power in Prayer

"If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you." John 15:7 As God's born-again children, we have become the recipient of His many Blessings and gifts to us. One of the most important is the power of Prayer. When we come to Jesus Christ, we are saved by a connection with the God of the entire universe. With prayer, we have the privilege and the responsibility to talk with our God and also knowing that God hears us and will answer us in His time. I think the key to prayer is abiding (remaining) in Jesus. When we are abiding in Christ, we will receive His Joy in our lives, and His Blessings will flow into o

Take a Trip on a Magic Carpet

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19 I love the legendary magic carpet that could transport one who stood on it to any place desired. In a moment’s time, one could be carried incredible distances. Today, with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can each travel on a magic carpet of inspired imagination and go around the world, so that we can see the desperate needs of the world in which we live. We have been given the power and message that our world needs and the motivation that we must have if we want to carry that message to our world. Let’s first take a trip back in time to visit Mount

Light of the World

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12 A few years ago when Hurricane Sandy hit Long Island, it was a difficult time for us all. So many people were affected by this tragedy. I can honestly say that my family was blessed in the fact that we only lost our electricity. I remember sitting around our dining room table with flashlights and candles lit. It’s remarkable that such little light can brighten up a whole room filled with darkness. Jesus declares to us that He is the light of the world. He shines so brightly that it overcomes the darkness that su

God's Wisdom is Always the Best

There is no wisdom or understanding or counsel against the Lord. The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but deliverance is of the Lord. Proverbs 21: 30-31 This is a wonderful verse of Scripture that tells us that no one and nothing can come against our God. He alone is Truth and He alone has pure Wisdom. Jesus says, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to Father, but through Me." Our Lord Jesus is the only Redeemer of our souls. Our social status or our money will not be enough to enter into Heaven; only believing in Jesus and knowing who Jesus is and accepting Him, that is our entrance into and living eternal life with our Lord. So be encouraged! It doesn't mat