|God Will Take Care of You|
Shauna and Larry Catania and their two little children felt led to move from Phoenix, Arizona, to New Jersey in the spring of '06. Things, however, did not go well for them at first. Their house in Arizona had not sold, they were paying rent on the house they had moved in to, and Larry had not yet found a job. So they were paying for two places to live without any new income.
Shauna said, "As I prayed about these things, I continuously felt God's leading to just trust Him and not try and fix things myself.
"One Sunday morning I was in turmoil as fear began creeping into my mind. As we began walking to church, I prayed a silent prayer: God, please let me know that you care about us and will take care of us. Not more than a minute after that I began hearing bells chime. I realized the bells were playing an old hymn. I began singing along and realized that the hymn was 'God will take care of you, through every day, o'er all the way' —God will take care of you. Tears began to fall down my face as I realized that God did care and that He was going to take care of us."
After that morning, the couple was able to sell their Arizona house. Larry was hired at a national company, just before the company instituted a hiring freeze in the New Jersey area. And they were able to buy the New Jersey house they were living in, just as the lease was running out. Shauna said, "Interestingly, I have never heard the bells play since." For we walk by faith, not by sight. - 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV)
|So Help Me God!|
The World Book Encyclopedia shares an interesting anecdote about George Washington. On his Inauguration Day as the first president of the United States, "Washington rode in a cream-colored coach to Federal... [Read More]
Reference: The World Book Encyclopedia, 2003, "George Washington," p. 101
|Who Doesn't Have Faith?|
Faith is central to all of life. For example, you go to a doctor you don't know, whose degrees you haven't verified. He gives you a prescription you can't read. You take it to a pharmacist you've never... [Read More]
|Faith in Superstitions|
Some people put their faith in superstitions rather than God. A superstition, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, is a “belief, half-belief, or practice for which there appears to be no rational substance.” Ther... [Read More]
Reference: The Encyclopedia Britannica, Volume 11, 2002, “Superstition,” p. 401; The World Book Encyclopedia, 2003, “Superstition,” p. 995
|Luther’s Act of Faith|
Perhaps no one, with the exception of the apostles in the first century, has changed the world more than Martin Luther, the German priest who started the Reformation in 1517. The Reformation is the reason for modern d... [Read More]
Reference: Rick Joyner, A Prophetic Vision for the 21st Century, (Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1999), p. 229.
|Rick Warren Heads to California|
Rick Warren is the pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California, one of the biggest churches in America. When he graduated from seminary in Texas, he felt led to go start a church in Southern California. So he p... [Read More]
Reference: Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Church (Zondervan, 1995), pp.36-37
|Toss Your Hat Over the Wall|
The celebrated Irish writer Frank O'Connor (after whom the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award is named) related an experience from his boyhood.
He and his friends would wander the countryside—just... [Read More]