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Tomorrow Begins Today
// Kenneth W. Hagin
Many people say, "If I can just make it until tomorrow, my problems will all be over." No, they won't. If you don't do anything today about your problems, they will still be with you tomorrow. If you want to change your tomorrows, then change your todays. Tomorrow—your future—starts right now.
// Kenneth W. Hagin
Have you ever gotten something in the mail that read, "You have been chosen to be a part of this club"? I get those invitations all the time. I might look at them to see if there are benefits. But most of the time, there's nothing much to them.
Today, I would like to invite you to join a club. This is a club we all need to join. I've been a member for many years. It's called The Until Club. Its motto is "I cannot be defeated, and I will not quit." This club has been around a long time. David wrote about it in Psalm 57.
Have you ever been driving or walking somewhere and found yourself completely lost? No matter which way you turned, nothing looked familiar and you had no idea where you were. Do you remember the feeling of relief when you finally found the right way?
Perhaps you're feeling lost in life as this new year begins. Maybe you don't know where you're going or what you're supposed to do. But there is Someone Who does know. God tells us in Jeremiah 29:11, "I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for" (Message).
// Kenneth E. Hagin
Learning how to pray effectively is one of the most important things believers can ever do in their Christian walk. Really, we cannot be successful in fulfilling God's purpose in our lives if we do not know how to pray according to biblical principles.
// Tony Cooke
Whenever we lose a loved one, we are forced to make many adjustments. While some adjustments are practical and external, others are emotional and internal. Some may seem trivial—others monumental. Any and every adjustment can be difficult to make, simply because change itself is difficult.
Human beings are creatures of habit. We prefer to live in our comfort zone. We arrange our life until we're comfortable; then we want everything to stay put.
// Lynette Hagin
It's amazing how God gets us out of our comfort zone. He often puts us in places where we are not comfortable. Why? So we can rely on His comfort, wisdom, and strength.
Years ago when Rhema Bible Training College began, I asked God, "Where is my place?" I'd always been involved in ministry, but at that point in my life I didn't know where my place was. So I began to seek God diligently. I said, "God, show me where Your plan for me is in this whole picture."
Speaker Report: Missions
When Tony and Jeannette Finley moved to Omaha, Nebraska, in 2003, Tony, a 1994 Rhema Bible Training College graduate, knew in his heart that he and Jeannette were supposed to pioneer a church there.
Omaha is Nebraska's largest city, and most churchgoers attend mainline denominational churches. Although many of those churches were opposed to the word of faith message, the Finleys believed that the Lord would open a door for that message to spread in this vibrant city.
// Kenneth E. Hagin
The Epistles are written specifically to the Church—to born-again believers. They are of great help to us as we try to live our daily lives according to the teachings of the Lord. These letters provide specific teaching that we need to understand. They give us guidance, direction, and correction we can use in our own situations. As we read the Epistles, we can get the feeling that the author, moved by the Holy Spirit, looked down through the centuries and saw our struggles and said, "Go this direction. Follow this example."
Here are several principles found in the Epistles that show us how our love walk is connected to our giving and that it is God's will that we prosper.
// Craig W. Hagin
Water parks are always fun. With the water slides, tube rides, and splash pools, there's something for everyone to enjoy. It's fun watching people around the wave pool. They can be lying by the pool soaking up the sun. But when the bell goes off signaling the next wave, they'll quickly jump up and run into the pool.
This reminds me of a story recorded in John chapter 5. It's also about a pool—the Pool of Bethesda. Scripture tells us that a multitude of sick people were lying on the five porches surrounding the pool. There was no bell to give them warning, but every so often an angel stirred the water. And the first person to get into the pool was healed of whatever disease he had. (See John 5:1–15 NKJV.)
"The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be Like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." -Isaiah 58:11 (NIV)
2015 is here! In January I like to reflect on the previous year and take inventory of what I excelled in and what I would do differently. However, the past cannot be changed. What we accomplished or did not accomplish in 2014 is forever written in the history of our lives. Before us lies another year—another blank book to be written in. How will your history book read this year?