How are you holding up? Are there some problems pressing down on you? Is there anything in your life unraveling?
Look back to what started out as a horrible Friday, the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified. Satan was rejoicing at all the cruelty, injustice, suffering, hatred, and blood. But on the cross, Jesus Christ succeeded in paying off our spiritual debts, ended Satan’s authority over us, and won a “not guilty” verdict from the Judge of the world.... Read More
I hope your day is going better than Thursday, October 24, 1929. On Wall Street they call it Black Thursday because of the massive loss of investor confidence, brutal stock sell off, and ensuing bank failures. The Great Depression had begun.
So how’s your day going? Are you experiencing any loss of confidence in your worth as a person? Tell you what, go outside and look around. Can you see any birds? It was on a Thursday that God invented... Read More
So how’s your day going so far? I hope your day is going better than Monday, October 19, 1987. On Wall Street they call it Black Monday because the stock market crash that day was the largest in history. Twenty-two percent of the worth of the Dow Jones stocks evaporated in a matter of hours.
Take just a minute and remember what God did for you on the very first Monday in human history—he created the sky. “And God said,... Read More
I hope your day is going better than Tuesday, October 29, 1929. On Wall Street they still call it Black Tuesday because on that day there was a financial panic. In a selling frenzy, investors lost 14 billion dollars, a colossal amount in 1929. Some call this the beginning of the Great Depression of the ’30s.
How would you rate your day? Hmm . . . got some problems on your mind, huh? Tell you what, pick up some flowers... Read More
I hope your day is going better than Wednesday, September 16, 1992. In Britain they call it Black Wednesday because on that day the government uncoupled the British pound from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism and let its value float. In one horrible day, the pound lost 15% of its value.
Is there anything crashing in your life? Get outside tonight and look up. It was on a Wednesday that God invented and created the stars. “And God said, ‘Let... Read More
Christians are taught to believe that God always takes care of his people. Does it bother you that believers seem to suffer so much? Is that a breakdown of God’s promise of protective armor in your life? Is it a sign that he’s losing his grip?
Get this—Paul wrote his letter to the Ephesians from a Roman jail. “Pray also for me . . . so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I... Read More
During the war in Afghanistan, the Northern Alliance fighters used to marvel at how the U.S. missiles and bombs seemed to come out of nowhere. Through their binoculars they could watch the enemy lines and see bodies go flying in the air with no warning.
God has given you spiritual power that has a range even greater than that of a cruise missile. Through Christ you can pray for anyone, anywhere on earth. Furthermore, you have unlimited minutes, and the... Read More
“Talk is cheap.” Words seem weak compared to knives and guns. Al Capone once said, “You can get more with a kind word and a gun than with a kind word.” And I suppose that’s why Christians don’t always take advantage of their privilege of prayer—it seems weak.
And yet, words addressed to an almighty God, through faith in Christ, access that almighty power. The Father loves to hear from his children, and he intervenes in our lives to shield... Read More