Exalt the Lord

Exalt the Lord! Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all the people were on their way to register for the census, each to his own city. Now Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register along with Mary, who was betrothed to him, and was pregnant. While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave... Read more >>

Called Higher

Greetings! You and all of our cherished prayer partners have been in our prayers this week, as our staff takes time to pray for all who faithfully serve and support the National Day of Prayer. We are especially interceding for those of you who have been affected by the tornadoes in Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, and Mississippi. In the family of Christ, we rejoice when others rejoice, and we weep when others weep. We pray for the Lord to be a refuge and comfort amid the devastation and loss. As 2021 comes to a close, we reflect on the... Read more >>

The Master Creator - And His Co-Creators

“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So, they are without excuse.” -Romans 1:20 ESV Every morning my husband and I wake up in our new home, a peaceful condo in the Rochester Hills section of Michigan, with a quaint patio that positions us to witness unbelievable sunrises. What captures my heart and attention the most is when my awe of this orange, purple, and golden hued canvas deepens my appreciation for the Master Painter, God, the Creator of... Read more >>

Merry Christmas in Word and Deed

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17 NASB Merry Christmas! I pray that you had a Thanksgiving overflowing with gratitude and that you are as excited as I am to step into a season of wishing people a “Merry Christmas!” Christmas is not just a culturally accepted holiday on our calendar, it celebrates the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; stepping out of heaven and into the flesh of a human to come seek and save us. The Divine... Read more >>

Giving Thanks to God for Generosity

"Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. "Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone. "Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name. "But who am I and who are my people that we should be... Read more >>

God's Will For Us

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Through the month of November, we have celebrated, appreciated, and prayed for our active-duty military, our veterans, and the spouses, children and family members that have served and sacrificed with them on our behalf. For all of you, we give thanks. And now, as we approach this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, I’m reminded of the heart of thanks and the attitude of gratitude of the Apostle Paul. If there was anyone that had a right to complain about his... Read more >>

Pausing to Give Thanks Today and Every Day

David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, “Praise be to you, LORD, the God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.  Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise... Read more >>

Keep Alert and Praying For Our Military

Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving… Greetings! As I sit and write to you today, I am delightfully distracted by the sights and sounds of our incredible military training: sharpening and maintaining their readiness right outside my window. Jets, ships and helicopters roar past my window with such volume that it sometimes shakes the building but is a strangely comforting sound to me as I spent most of my life on or very near military bases. My father served twenty-six years in the military and my husband served for twenty-two; the sweet... Read more >>

Repair the Breach

“And your righteous will go before you; The glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you remove the yoke from your midst…Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; You will raise up the age-old foundations; And you will be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of the streets in which to dwell.” – Isaiah 58:8b-9a, 12 As representatives of Jesus Christ, we have been called and appointed to repair the breach. The great statesman Edmund Burke said that “whatever disunites man from God, also disunites man... Read more >>

Strategic Prayers For Our Pastors

“With every prayer and request, pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be alert with all perseverance and every request for all the saints.” -Ephesians 6:18 NASB Pastors are a key resource in the Church. They impart knowledge to congregations on Sunday mornings and give pastoral care throughout the week to congregants who are sick, homebound, or simply needing biblical guidance. In recent decades, they also shoulder additional pressure of being business-savvy, leveraging social media and the expectation of hitting the ‘culturally relevant’ moving target. “People take it for granted that the pastor is supposed to... Read more >>