“Don’t be afraid, but keep on speaking and don’t be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.” – The Lord said to Paul in a night vision. (Acts 18:9-10) What if Paul had not listened, or had not traveled as much as he did? God’s people are everywhere. His angels are everywhere. Jesus is not limited to our earthly space or rules. Jesus is living, always with us in our hearts and souls, and he extends his Saving Grace to everyone who sincerely asks. Tomorrow I will be boarding a plane to Asia. I am excited to get to see some of God’s people from the other side of the […]
“What is truth?” Pontius Pilot famously asked of Jesus. (John 18:38) “Is this true?” the high priest asked of Stephen before he was martyred. (Acts 7:1) Stephen’s response and final speech, where he explains all things from the beginning, is recorded in Acts 7. “…And when they heard these things, they were enraged in their hearts and gnashed their teeth at him. But Stephen, filled by the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven. He saw God’s glory, with Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and he said, “Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” Then they screamed at the top of their voices, covered their ears, and together rushed against […]
Someone challenged me recently to “stop, drop and roll” every morning when I get out of bed. They were referring to living a life of prayer, whereby we should stop as soon as we rise in the morning, drop to our knees on the floor, roll over to face the bed and begin our day with prayer to God before doing anything else. I decided to give this a try. However, I am not much of a morning person. The first few times, my knees popped and cracked as I immediately fell out of the bed and onto the floor. I rolled over to face the bed, put my head down… and fell back asleep. It seemed like a great idea but was not working too […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.