The Breath of Life

So I spoke this message, just as he told me.  Suddenly as I spoke, there was a rattling noise all across the valley.  The bones of each body came together and attached themselves as complete skeletons.  Then as I watched, muscles and flesh formed over the bones.  Then skin formed to cover their bodies, but…

The Believers Marathon Part 16: Self-control and Temptations

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.  I Corinthians 10:13 The next part of Christine Caine’s book…

Falling While Rising

For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, But the wicked stumble in time of calamity.  Proverbs 24:16 I had the opportunity last weekend to hear a new Christian band called Falling While Rising.  What I liked besides there music was their very deep name.  It had me thinking about that name and…

The Believers Marathon Part 15: Focus!

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:25 Christine Caine in Run to Win talks about how winners keep their focus.  They keep their focus on the finish line.  This weekend I had the pleasure…

The 3 Levels of Trust

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.~Ernest Hemingway The great Author Ernest Hemingway lived a very active life for an author.  He moved around quite a bit and was involved in World War I and World War II.  He had to use an element of trust because…

The Believers Marathon Part 14: Listen, Learn, Obey!

Moses called all the people of Israel together and said, “Listen carefully, Israel.  Hear the decrees and regulations I am giving you today, so you may learn them and obey them!  “The Lord our God made a covenant with us at Mount Sinai.  The Lord did not make this covenant with our ancestors, but with…

The Believers Marathon Part 13: Rest!

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.  Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God.  On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor…

Self-Control on Steroids

Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.  Proverbs 25:28 Self-control is not something always talked about in reference to unconditional love.  When we live with self-control, we are living a Spirit filled life.  The scripture in reference above is what a person’s life is like when it lacks…