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WAIT ON THE LORD

Are you hoping for something new in 2022? Or, like me, are you still waiting for something you’ve wanted for many years? This topic of waiting on the Lord comes at the New Year when many think about their future and what it holds. Helpfully, the Bible has some answers! Some Helpful Bible Passages      …

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Joy to the World!

As Christmas (and Hannukah) approaches, we remember some joyful times with family and friends. Also, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! In homes, stores, and radio stations we hear Christmas music. There are a surprising number of Christmas carols that contain the words “Joy,” or “Joyful!” The song “Joy to the World” is a…

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YOU HAVE WATCHMEN OVER YOU

“This is what the Lord says…I appointed watchmen over you”              (Jeremiah 6:16-17, NIV) Take a second and think about your youth and the journey you have taken since childhood. Do you have times that were difficult or even scary where you got through it in some amazing way? Do…

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Do we Need a New Declaration of Independence?

As a Christian Pastor living in the USA now, I feel a strong call from the Lord to speak out about the moral character of America. I have been too silent about truly evil things that appear on TV, Movies, News, and even in Public Schools. The Ten Commandments are minimized and behaviors that were…

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Adventurously Expectant

Because it has happened to me several times, I believe you can hear from the Lord by watching for special words that “jump off the page” as you read the Bible.[i] This has happened to me for several of the Blogs on iworship423. Most recently, as I was reading Romans in the Message Translation, the…

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A New Prayer Strategy

Many believers have a certain way to do their daily prayer and Bible reading. As “creatures of habit” we may have favorite reads in the morning. Recently, we discovered a new twist on Bible reading and prayer that REALLY CALMS OUR HEARTS! And, with all the crazy things happening in our world today, we desperately…

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The Power of the “New Song”

The phrase, “New Song” occurs several times in the Psalms (e.g., Psalm 33:3, 40:3, 98:1, and 149:1). And it appears in Isaiah 42:10 and two places in Revelation (5:9, 14:3), meaning that prophets and singers in heaven recognize the importance of newly created songs. Here is what Psalm 98:1 says:       “Sing to the Lord…

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THE ULTIMATE TEACHER

  Were teachers important in your life? They were very important to me as I will explain in an amazing story that follows this introduction. “Teacher” in the Bible There must be something about teachers that is important to the Lord, especially those who teach His Word. The word “Teacher” occurs 300 times in the…

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The FIRST RESPONDER

“(The Lord) has not despised my cries of deep despair. He’s my FIRST RESPONDER to my sufferings.” When serious crises appear in life, we often ask for prayer from friends and family. And we know that the Lord answers prayers, so we often remember to ask for heavenly help. As I was reading Psalm 22…

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FAITH or FEAR–Our Choice

Have you been praying for something important that has not yet happened?  Is it starting to worry you that it is either delayed or not going to happen?  If so, we join you because we have been there! OUR STORY[i] Here’s a short story about something we prayed for long term. This prayer request was…

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