The expression “pay it forward” is used to describe the concept of asking that a good turn be repaid by having it done to others— a simple act of kindness that inspires you to reach out and help. God, in His amazing love and grace, showed us the ultimate act of kindness when He sent … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 24: Pay it Forward
Churches depend on limited resources to meet the needs of their congregations. They struggle to stretch for maximum impact. It’s easy to understand how difficult it is for churches in the United States to support ministries outside their own communities. However, in Paul’s letter to the church he urges us to bear one another’s burdens. … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 23: Worth the Risk
Seven years ago, Sarina was a normal 11-year-old girl living in the Philippines, a picture of an ordinary daughter, ready to start high school the following year. One evening, everything changed. Sarina was brought to the hospital with a high fever. The doctor ordered an injection. Immediately, she went into cardiac arrest, almost losing her … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 22: Sarina
Jesus came to seek and save the lost. We are an aching earth, not only groaning because of lame hands and feet, but also crippled and sick hearts. The world is crying out, searching for a God who can make all pain cease and stop the storms of life. However, pain and sickness are not … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 21: Broken Earth
Being a Christ follower isn’t always easy. There are times God, in His wisdom, allows us to go through things we don’t understand. It is during those times we often ask, “Why God? Why me?” Unfortunately, we were born into a broken world, full of sin and evil. Often times God allows us to go … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 20: Why Me?
Due to complications at birth, Kelly stayed too long in her mother’s womb, leaving her with developmental disabilities and stunting her ability to hear and speak. “My daughter did not want to take care of her,” said Kelly’s grandmother. “Although I am very poor, I decided to raise her myself.” Thirteen years later, Kelly is … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 19: Kelly
Imagine a world where suddenly your entire life radically changes in an instant. Things that previously took hours now take minutes. Things you depended on others to do you can now do independently. This is what receiving the gift of mobility does for its recipients. For someone who may have been previously confined to a … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 18: Wheeling Onward