Jesus said, his followers would fast. I've often thought that Isaiah 58 was what he had in mind. The kind of fast that through self denial brings deliverance to those who are oppressed. If our motives are pure God is glorified in His Church, people are helped, and we can anticipate answers to our prayers.…Read more Expect Answered Prayer
“Was as it really for me that you were fasting?” (Zechariah 7:5b, NLT) At Woodland Church we fast because we to draw close to God. I admit there is also the motivation that we want to hear from God. It doesn't mean that we hear an audible voice but as we wait quietly on the…Read more Why Are You Fasting?
Happy Friday Family, I was a youth pastor in a beautiful small South Georgia city at Evangel Church. One afternoon while out for on a run it dawned on me that God had saved me spirit, soul, and body. I had been given new life through faith in Jesus Christ. My sins were forgiven. I…Read more Hungering For God: 40 Days of Fasting and Prayer
It's good news to me that God wants us to know Him, to find Him as we seek Him with all of our hearts! Once we do, then we make a commitment to love him always. One of my favorite verses in the Bible is "God saved you by his grace when you believed. And…Read more Growing in Friendship with God
“The Son of Man, on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners.” Luke 7:34 The friendship that God has given me in Christ is my most cherished friendship. More cherished that my love for my wife, (who happens…Read more God Friended Me
Here is a quote from my grandsons' The Jesus Storybook Bible we gave them for Christmas. "This is how God will rescue the whole world [Jesus says]. My life will break and God's broken world will mend. My heart will tear apart—and your hearts will heal … I won't be with you long. You are…Read more Friending God
Families and friends will gather today to complete the year and ring in a new year. Many will finish the year in prayerful worship. Others will gather with their families around bowls of chili and play games. Still others will go to parties or watch a ball drop on television. Before you begin to celebrate…Read more Complete The Year!