Let Us Rejoice!

Welcome to a brand new year of Word-filled Wednesdays, where we are going to bring you a Scripture graphic along with an opportunity to pray out the word together. There is nothing more powerful than a God's people moving together in prayer.  So as a group of women (and men) on our knees, we're going to take the Word, under the leading of the Holy Spirit, and learn how to intercede for those needs we face every day with the heart of God as our guide. We encourage you to journal the Word along with us and be creatively inspired as we See & Pray in 2013.  PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS as to how WFW will look beginning February 6th, 2013. We will post a verse each WEEKEND that we will SHARE AS A COMMUNITY on the following Wednesday.      The Word…   Revelation 19:6-8     Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,     “Hallelujah!     For the Lord our God         the Almighty reigns.     Let us rejoice and exult         and give him the glory,     for the marriage of the Lamb has come,         and his Bride has made herself ready;     it was granted her to clothe herself         with fine linen, bright and pure”—     for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. (Revelation 19:6-8 ESV) Now Prayed… Lord, thank you for your Word! Thank you Lord for showing us what you have...

The End Times?

With the disaster in Japan still filling the horizon in our minds and the unrest in Libya heating up along with the rest of the Middle East, we begin to think about doomsday scenarios.  Is this the end of the world?  Jesus did say that there would be earthquakes and wars, but I think if we are honest with ourselves, we know there have been horrible tragedies in almost every generation upon this earth. I don’t know the answer to the question, ”Is this the end times?”  But, I do know that it might be.   Technically, any time is near the end and we should always be ready for the Lord’s return at any moment. I’ve been reading Revelation lately (not because I’m worried about the end times, but just because that’s where I am in my Bible reading).  It’s one of those books of the Bible that can be frightening at times.  And maybe you feel that way right now about the current events we are facing.  Do we look at the future with fear and uncertainty, worrying about every possibility that enters our minds?  No, God told us to bring our concerns to Him and to find His peace,  that passes understanding(Philippians 4:6-7). So, how do we look into the unknown?  How do we respond when the world is turned upside down and current events are downright frightening? When I read the first few chapters of Revelation, I see some great perspective about all of this.  The messages to the churches in John’s day are truths that we can hang onto in our day too.  For every different...