Prayer · trust

“The Impossible” Only Happens One Way

You’re asking God to do the impossible – bring back a prodigal, save your marriage or provide a huge need. You know He can do it, but you are still waiting. Today’s podcast is a reminder of what Jesus told the disciples when they needed the impossible done in their ministry. Jesus’ answer to them is the answer to our needs as well.

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ministry · Prayer


Cooking takes preparation!  Some meals require more than others, and some days require more meals than others!  Without preparation I would be sunk.  The stove would be cold and stomachs empty!

Because I’ve been out of town this week, there was no cooking in my kitchen Saturday or Sunday.  However, I thought I’d share with you one thought that fed my  heart that goes along the idea of preparation…

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Prayer · waiting

While You Wait

We expect fast service. Fast delivery. Fast answers to our text messages, and, let’s be honest, we expect fast answers to our prayers. But we quickly learn that God’s time table is different than ours, and we often find ourselves waiting. Today’s podcast answers the question – What should we do while we wait for God to answer our petition? You might be surprised that we aren’t supposed to be just sitting still and doing nothing! Find out what you can and should be doing while you wait as you listen to today’s episode that concludes the series on Elizabeth.

You can listen to a preview here ~

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God's character · Prayer

God Grants Our Desires

One of my husband’s ways to engage in sharing the Gospel when we’re at a restaurant is to ask the waitress how we can pray for her as we thank the Lord for our meal. It is always so interesting to hear how people answer that question. So many say something like,

“Everything’s good right now. I really don’t need anything!”

To them, God is like a genie in a bottle, waiting to grant their whims and wishes, or to fix the current financial or physical crisis in their life. Those issues are often God’s way of drawing us to Him. We realize how desperate we are without Him when a crisis comes. I recently came across a verse about prayer that reminded me that, as our heavenly Father, He loves to answer our longings when those longings are from a righteous heart (a heart right with Him) – not merely a heart that wants some thing.

Proverbs 10:24b

The desire of the righteous shall be granted.

As we walk with Him, and allow him to direct our desires (Ps 37), our longings will be things that please Him, and that He delights in answering because He is a loving Father!

Psalm 73:25, 26 

Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

The happiness of the righteous will never end. Our God will never disappoint us or let us down. He always wins. Because He wins, we win. Don’t be downhearted.

If Christ’s desires are your desires He will grant them.


The answer is first in coming to know Him. Don’t look at Him as a god who grants wishes. See Him as your heavenly Father who delights in You as you delight in Him!