Posts from May 2019

Posts from May 2019

DEVOTIONS – SAT. JUNE 1, 2019

John 16:4 (NLT) Yes, I’m telling you these things now, so that when they happen, you will remember my warning.  Jesus forewarned His followers that the world would hate them—even to martyrdom. Jesus wanted them to have a realistic description of what many of Christ’s followers throughout history have faced. Even in our society, though rooted in the history, culture, and practices of Christianity, for the most part, people have either rejected or forgotten the religious beliefs of Christianity. Jesus…

DEVOTIONS – FRI. MAY 31, 2019

II Kings 6:17 (NLT) Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!”   Elisha saw a physical enemy army surrounding the city. But Elisha had seen a second, more powerful army. He saw the hills filled with God’s horses and chariots of fire. Elisha prayed for his servant’s eyes to be opened so that he could get a divine perspective. (Read the rest of the story to see the unexpected solution to a huge problem.) What…
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Craig Groeschel Named Champion of GLS

Taken from the Global Leadership Network… May 30, 2019: Earlier today, Tom De Vries, President and CEO of the Global Leadership Network, announced that Craig Groeschel, Founder and Senior Pastor of Life.Church, will be officially joining The Global Leadership Summit team. As Champion of The Global Leadership Summit, Craig will be working diligently to increase the impact of leaders globally through strengthening their capacity and mobilizing them to make a difference in their communities. From WEAG… We are excited about this…

DEVOTIONS – THURS. MAY 30, 2019

II Chronicles 20:22 (NLT) – At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the Lord caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves. (CEV) – As soon as they began singing, the Lord confused the enemy camp. (GNT) – When they began to sing, the Lord threw the invading armies into panic. Enemy armies had come against God’s people to take their land. In a similar way, we have a very…

DEVOTIONS – WED. MAY 29, 2019

John 15:9 (The Message) I have loved you the way my Father has loved me. Make yourselves at home in my love. Before His crucifixion, Jesus equipped His disciples with His love. If you know that someone loves you, then you are able to yield to and trust him or her completely. You can count on that love to be there for you and you can live in assurance. The cure for fear is trusting in God (John 14:1).  Nothing…

DEVOTIONS – TUES. MAY 28, 2019

John 15:21 (NIV) Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him. Jesus left his disciples with commandments that were to be obeyed and that would lead to the knowledge of God. The person who has stalled in his faith is usually sidetracked by addictions, or unhealthy relationships that draw him away from his…

10+ Families commit to Foster Care & Dozens more Offer Their Support

This Happened… …at WEAG’s Intertwined Family Next Steps event on Thu., May 23rd… • 150+ people gathered to explore their next step in caring for vulnerable kids. • 10+ families saying ‘YES’ to foster care. • 25+ families saying ‘YES’ to respite & wrap around care. • Dozens more saying ‘YES’ to supporting social workers, birth families & mentoring. What’s so exciting is that this isn’t a one church solution. Folks from churches all over Richmond gathered with us! Members…

DEVOTIONS – MON. MAY 27, 2019

 John 14:27 (NLT) “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”   These were some of Jesus’ last words to His disciples before His crucifixion. He encouraged them because they were fearful of being left alone and helpless. He offered to them His peace. When going through a difficult life experience of sickness or grief or relational heartache, have…

DEVOTIONS – SAT. MAY 25, 2019

Exodus 33:11 (NIV) The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend.  Moses learned how to listen to God’s voice, though that process came with many vacillations and detours. He learned to listen and obey; and their relationship became deeply intimate. But the Children of Israel were not ready for that kind of intimacy. Not far into their wilderness journey they realized how dangerous it was to be in God’s presence and they…

DEVOTIONS – FRI. MAY 24, 2019

Revelation 3:20 (The Message) Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I’ll come right in and sit down to supper with you.  “In meditative prayer we are creating the emotional and spiritual space that allows God to construct an inner sanctuary in the heart. Jesus knocks at the door of our heart—daily, hourly, moment by moment. He is longing to eat with us, to commune with us…in the…

DEVOTIONS – THURS. MAY 23, 2019

1 Kings 19:11 Go out and stand before me on the mountain…  In many ways Elijah’s experience at Mount Horeb’s cave is a representation of a place of despair, desolation, and dejection. After his profound experience on Mt. Carmel, Elijah ran for his life, collapsed in Horeb’s cave, and pled with God to take his life. But God “coaxed him out of his cave of depression and onto the mountain top. After ferocious winds shattering earthquakes and scorching fires (all…

DEVOTIONS – WED. MAY 22, 2019

Joshua 1:8 (The Message) And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going then you’ll succeed. “The central element of the biblical view of meditation is obedience. This is a marked contrast to the various forms of meditation in many religions around the world. The biblical stress is always on ethical changer,…