The morning of Tuesday September 11th, 2001 was a beautiful Spring-like morning in New York City. I had gone to work which for me was a morning just like any other, leaving home early to get in ahead of the morning rush hour traffic. My firehouse was located in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, housing …
Colossians 4:12 “Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.” Epaphras as a servant of Christ engaged in earnestly praying for believers in the three cities …
90 Days of Prayer – Day Fifty-Four Psalm 119:24 “Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.” As leaders have an advisory board, and a military council to advise them, David had God and His Word as well. Is it any wonder he delighted in the wisdom derived from God's Word? The word translated "delight" …
It took great leadership to draft the Constitution, lay the foundations, and guide the fledgling nation through its first generation.
Integrity - Don't Leave Home Without It "It's always empowering preparing for the future when you're helping to create it!" -JSP "The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity." - Solomon Ralph Waldo Emerson said ”The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it.” Sometimes …
Known Owned and Cared For
by John S Picarello
“Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture,the flock under his care…”
You Are God’s Special Creation
Here the Psalmist invites God’s family to come together and bow down in worship before the “Lord our Maker.” He’s overwhelmed by the thoughts of such a privilege to be called by God to worship and to walk with Him, to experience His Presence His love and His grace.
In viewing all that God has made, he stands amazed at the beauty and wonder of God’s created order. So overwhelmed by the wonder that is God, the psalmist calls the nation to bow and worship “the Lord our maker.” A similar call to praise and worship the God who made us…
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Listening for Instructions
by John S Picarello
“Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.”
Here John is instructed to write to the Church at Ephesus, Jesus has issued a promise and a challenge to the seven Churches of Asia Minor. A special reward will be granted to Whoever has ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches, accept the challenge and by grace emerge victorious.
The word for “hear” carries the idea of intentional listening for compliance to specific directives. In essence the challenge is to be alert and always be listening for instructions. Whoever hears and acts on those instructions will receive what is promised. This idea of “having an ear to hear”…
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