Posts with the tag “jesus”
The Light At the End of the Tunnel
by Peggy Brumfield on January 22nd, 2021
Have you ever had a dream that you dream over and over? I did. My dream started when I was four years old and it didn’t end until I was eighteen. That’s right! I dreamed this same dream for fourteen years. It was always the same and it evoked the same feelings every time. Sometimes, we have to experience something several times over before we finally get the point and make a move.In my dream I was...
The God Who Sees Me
by Peggy Brumfield on January 20th, 2021
Sometimes we get impatient and take matters into our own hands. We want things done in our time frame, which is often quicker than what the Lord planned. That’s when we give the Lord a little help to get us where we want to go. Inevitably, this never really works and if anything, it prolongs His plan and complicates everything. Then we wonder where God is and why He doesn't step into the mess we’v...
Just A Sip
by Peggy Brumfield on January 19th, 2021
Sometimes it’s the small things that mean so much. There’s a saying, “Small things come in big packages.” Well, think of your day as a big package. What small things bring you joy in your day? For me, it’s that first sip of coffee. I look forward to it as it flows over my taste buds and I get to savor the flavor. You know you can meet the day because of that first cup of coffee (or tea). All it to...
A Leap of Faith
by Peggy Brumfield on January 18th, 2021
We’ve had a rough past year and as we’ve entered 2021, the enemy has not let up on his attack. As I thought about the global, national and personal crises we face, I was struck by the uncanny deceit of Satan. Picture him throwing everything he has at the world, at us, so fast that we can’t catch our breath. It’s like one wave after another. Maybe you feel that way too sometimes.Have you ever seen ...
Breathe On Us
by Peggy Brumfield on January 17th, 2021
Covid-19 is still racing through our nation and our families. In its wake, it leaves destruction including loss of loved ones and friends, loss of jobs and housing, and even lack of food to eat for some. The division within has also reached new levels leaving us anxious and in disbelief. Our only hope is Jesus and we pray this week that the world and our nation will listen to the call of the Holy ...
Let Me Be Like An Ant
by Peggy Brumfield on January 16th, 2021
We are facing two great dilemmas in our nation and each day both are front and center in our minds: the relentless rise of COVID and the ever widening division of our people. One issue alone would be overwhelming, but both at the same time is exhausting. All of us have been impacted directly or indirectly by both. And both issues keep us apart.Let’s call a duck a duck. This is the work of the enem...
Bring On The Praise
by Peggy Brumfield on January 15th, 2021
It’s been a while since we’ve had a praise day and today is as good as any. Now some of you may be thinking, “I really don’t feel like I have it in me today.” That’s exactly the time you should just throw off whatever your problems or worries are, and enter into a time of worship. When we praise the Lord, blessings come down and our spirits are lifted. Breakthroughs happen, we can see our situatio...
Lord of the Leftovers
by Peggy Brumfield on January 14th, 2021
A woman was facing a very difficult time in her life and I’d like to tell you her story. She had a miraculous encounter with leftovers. Her story is unique because we learn the value of leftovers, especially when it comes to the Lord. Here’s her story.She lived in the time before Christ, when her country was divided in two. She happened to live in the kingdom which was run by a king who ignored Go...
by Peggy Brumfield on January 13th, 2021
My brother is so special to me. Growing up as kids, he wanted to follow me everywhere I went and as I got older, that became an issue. (You older siblings know what I mean.) But let someone bother him, and I’d jump in the middle, ready to intercede, whether it was with our parents or others.Maybe you’ve interceded for someone in a mediation case or in a court of law. You played the role of someon...
Come to Jesus
by Leonidas Batres Montoya on January 11th, 2021
Last week, we saw COViD numbers soar as the pandemic roared across our country. No matter where you live, it's part of life now, and it still impacts our finances, our ability to see one another, to go to church or to pay our rent or mortgage. We witnessed chaos and unrest not just in the world, but right here in our nation. The noise from the outside is still loud.But in spite of all of that, we ...
I Will Fear No Evil
by Peggy Brumfield on January 10th, 2021
It can be so easy to feel broken by all the unrest, sickness and death surrounding us right now. We are walking in unprecedented times and we need unprecedented solutions. Those can only come through the Hope of our salvation, Jesus. In the midst of it all, His victory is our victory. But to be victorious, we must not walk in fear, but in confidence knowing that He is with us. This week, join us a...
From Mercy To Love
by Peggy Brumfield on January 9th, 2021
It’s been quite a week! Coronavirus rising and the number of deaths climbing. We watched uncontrolled anger and frustration turn into an assault on our Capital. We witnessed government officials rise above the chaos to keep our republic moving smoothly. We continued to feel the impact of the virus on our finances, our minds, and our ability to live normally. And we are dealing with everyday trials...
Stay With Me
by Peggy Brumfield on January 8th, 2021
Kathy was tired. Working in the hospital long hours with so much sickness was beginning to take its toll. She had pulled two doubles in a row and she hadn’t talked to her kids or husband in three days. On top of that, her emotional tank was beginning to reach empty and she knew she was running on fumes. She had to work. Her husband lost his job due to the pandemic, and even though he found a job i...
by Peggy Brumfield on January 7th, 2021
The Star Wars series is classic. I’m sure you have your favorite movie and character. There are many lessons we can learn from this series that are appropriate for us today. The original film is called “A New Hope.” Isn’t that what we seek today given our current circumstances? The overall story is about what happens in the galaxy where humans and aliens co-exist with robots, and space travel bet...
by Peggy Brumfield on January 5th, 2021
When I was younger, I loved to swing. I liked pumping my legs so I could go higher, but it was really fun when someone would push me. I could go even higher. So my favorite word was “Again. Do it again!” The same was true when I went on my favorite amusement park ride. I’d ask if I could ride again. Small examples of what happens when you have a positive experience.Let’s go a little deeper. When D...
by Peggy Brumfield on January 4th, 2021
We all have something we just love, something we can’t get enough of. It can be anything or anyone. Some of us can’t live without specific foods like ice cream or for me, potatoes. I hear you laughing. There was a time I couldn’t get enough of them anyway you cooked them.There’s a big difference, however, between loving something like potatoes and being addicted to something. Addiction is being co...
I Shall Not Want
by Leonidas Batres Montoya on January 3rd, 2021
We have a Shepherd that watches over us, searches for us when we are lost, restores us, and leads us into His green pastures for rest. He knows when we are in need and He knows how to end this pandemic. “I shall not want” as long as I walk with the Savior. More than ever, we need to join together in prayer and supplication to heal our nations from this pandemic and all the impact it has had. When ...
Ready for A Breakthrough
by Peggy Brumfield on January 2nd, 2021
It’s time to focus and block out all the negative voices that tell us what we can’t do. This is the year of “can do.” We’ve been whipsawed, spun around and put on a never ending roller coaster, but it’s time to shake it all off. We are no longer at the whim of every theory, opinion, or untruth. Our eyes are laser focused on Jesus, the lifter of our heads.Dig deep, my friends, and dust off your con...
Just Say Yes
by Peggy Brumfield on January 1st, 2021
Welcome to 2021! It’s a new year and we start on a new foot. I know we carried over some challenges like the virus and all that it has changed for us, but we are also walking into a new season. How we walk into it will set the tone for how we travel through it. So set your eyes on Jesus and let’s walk with expectant hope in our steps.How does that look? We walk with confidence and boldness, knowin...
A New Year's Prayer
by Peggy Brumfield on January 1st, 2021
Celebrations for the New Year of 2021 will be so different. The big in-person party in Times Square won’t happen the same. We won’t have big gatherings or parties with good food and celebratory glee. The pandemic stopped that. But, we have no reason to throw the celebrations out the window! Just because it’s different doesn’t mean the New Year has to be put in a closet.We have much to be thankful ...
by Peggy Brumfield on December 30th, 2020
About now, you may be thinking of what your New Year’s resolutions should be. With 2020 almost finished, this is the time we think forward and hope for a better future. It’s time to tuck away this year and get optimism charged up for 2021.I’m going to challenge you to do something a little different this year. We are not going into the new year in a “normal” way since we are still in the midst of ...
We Fall Down, But
by Peggy Brumfield on December 29th, 2020
We have come to the end of 2020. I can hear many of you saying that it couldn’t come too soon. What a year it has been. We didn’t know how many changes we would have to adapt to or how many things we would end up missing. My mom used to say, “You never miss your water until the well runs dry.” The well ran dry and we have a long list of things we won’t take for granted in the future. In many ways...
Sharing the Love
by Peggy Brumfield on December 28th, 2020
This devotion is dedicated to Kim who has battled major health issues, but who through her faith and the grace of God, has just completed a successful surgery. Kim, we love you and we surround you with our prayers.Could you use a little love right about now? I think we all could. It’s been a tough year for many, and some are still going through trying times. When you find yourself being bombarded ...
Deliver Us, Jesus
by Peggy Brumfield on December 27th, 2020
As we close out 2020, we can be tempted to reflect only on the hard times as we manage through COVID-10, It has ravaged our lives, our families and our communities. We can throw up our hands and give it control or we can trust in Jesus and seek His deliverance again, and over and over. Join us as we pray against the temptation to let our emotional responses to this disease overtake us. Join us as ...
A Friend Loves At All Times
by Leonidas Batres Montoya on December 23rd, 2020
Each year at this time, we turn into caring, kind and giving people. For whatever reason, Christmas causes us to be more forgiving and we look for opportunities to share what we have with others. We suddenly overlook things that caused dissension during the year to give each other a pass. As a result, we are closest to what God wants us to be at Christmas.As you read Edgar Guest’s poem, “At Christ...
For the Love of Jesus
by Leonidas Batres Montoya on December 22nd, 2020
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain no...
by Leonidas Batres Montoya on December 21st, 2020
There’s a Christmas carol I love called, “O, Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles).” I’ve sung this carol ever since I can remember, but after a prayer group meeting, it took on a new meaning. I hadn’t thought of this song in the context of prayer. “O, Come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant.” Bear with me. I saw this first verse of the song as Jesus standing before us asking us to come to Him...
A Bold, Audacious Prayer
by Peggy Brumfield on December 20th, 2020
We need bold and passionate prayer, right now. We can come to the Father with any request. He never limits how many times we come or why we come. He is waiting for us to have enough faith and audacity to ask for miracles and healings that can turn this world upside down! Don’t be timid or afraid. He loves when you trust Him no matter the circumstances and you really believe He can do it. Because H...
Jesus Changes Everything
by Peggy Brumfield on December 19th, 2020
We’ve been on a roller coaster of change for months and the roller coaster hasn’t stopped yet. We’ve gone from joyful highs, large and small, to some steep dips that seem like they have no bottom. Our emotions have been trying to keep up with the hope, the fears, the doubts and the faith. It’s been tough to hang on sometimes because just when we get used to one change, another one just happens.Do ...
Oh, His Majesty
by Peggy Brumfield on December 17th, 2020
What is the most breathtaking experience you’ve had that made you just marvel at the wonders of the Lord? If you haven’t stopped to marvel at creation lately, I have a perfect opportunity for you. It happens on December 21st.An awesome event is about to take place in the heavens that hasn’t happened in over 800 years, not like this. Jupiter and Saturn will come together in the night’s sky forming ...
by Peggy Brumfield on December 16th, 2020
Have you noticed how creation sings the praise of God? Today, for example, it snowed. I couldn’t help but marvel at the beauty falling down around us. Within a short time, the snow had covered the porch and the yard like a beautiful blanket. The wonderful thing about snow is that it gets so quiet, as though nature is saying, “Take a moment and enjoy the beauty of the Lord.”I watched with joy as m...
Turning Tradition On Its Head
by Peggy Brumfield on December 15th, 2020
In this Christmas season, many of us are trying to figure out what traditions we can keep and how to do Christmas without all the festivities with our families and friends. Some people have responded by going all out this year with decorations just to make up for the traditions that don’t work during a pandemic. Still others have decided to forego any tradition and won’t even put up a tree or any ...
You Bring Me Joy
by Peggy Brumfield on December 14th, 2020
This is the third week of advent and it’s the week of joy. We celebrate the joy of Jesus’s birth, the joy of His resurrection and the joy knowing He will return for us one day. What is joy and can we really have joy in these times? Joy is great pleasure and delight. It is an emotion, not a conviction or a choice. It comes when we get excited about something magnificent. It comes from deep within t...
Your Kingdom Come!
by Peggy Brumfield on December 13th, 2020
We are entering the holiday season facing a pandemic out of control and political confusion, it’s easy to focus on our trials and lose sight of the One who can save us. Praise God, Jesus taught us how to pray. He taught us to approach the throne of God with these simple words, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” These words alone are a mighty prayer that can shake t...
"Amazing Peace" By Maya Angelou
by Peggy Brumfield on December 12th, 2020
As we close out this week of advent, enjoy this inspiring poem written especially for the White House Christmas Tree lighting in 2005. Maya’s words are so relevant for today.____________________________________________Thunder rumbles in the mountain passesAnd lightning rattles the eaves of our houses.Flood waters await us in our avenues.Snow falls upon snow, falls upon snow to avalancheOver unprot...
A Living Christmas Card
by Peggy Brumfield on December 9th, 2020
Why do we send Christmas cards each year? Most of us send cards because that’s tradition, and some of us send cards because someone sent us one. The Christmas card was actually invented by a very wealthy Englisman who was too busy to reach out to all of his family and friends. So he developed a postcard with just a few words to wish them a merry Christmas. Somehow the idea caught on and the Hall b...
Prince of Peace
by Peggy Brumfield on December 8th, 2020
When Jesus was born, the earth rejoiced! Hope had come to save us. He would be that bridge between the old covenant and the new covenant. He would be the link between the past and the present, between the present and the future. He would be the glue that would seal us and our relationship to the Lord. He would be the peace between God and sinners. The Prince of Peace!This is the season when we cel...
by Peggy Brumfield on December 7th, 2020
We are entering our second week of Advent and our focus is on Peace. You know, in order to have peace, you have to be still. Being still can be a challenge, though, for many of us. Our culture rewards busyness and multitasking. The spinning plate syndrome receives accolades: the more plates you can spin, the more successful you are. But Jesus actually taught something very different, be still, pea...
by Peggy Brumfield on December 6th, 2020
We have a powerful weapon for Jesus called a two-edged sword. It’s our mouths. With our mouths we can speak life. With our mouths we can spread the Gospel, and with our mouths we can pray for peace and for revival. Join us this week as we pray this Unite 714 prayer. Let it fill you with boldness and loosen your tongue to declare the goodness of the Lord.Let the godly exult in glory; let them sing ...
My World Needs You
by Peggy Brumfield on December 4th, 2020
The world Jesus was born into wasn’t too different from ours. There was a crisis and a meltdown, both politically and socially. There were revolutionary ideas and great divisions among the people. The Roman Empire ruled over the Jews at this time, and the Jews wanted a Messiah to come and bring order to the chaos.God didn’t send an army of angels to take over, nor did He send a full grown Jesus to...
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