2014 January


Seed Thoughts January 2014

01 Pic 9// Lynette Hagin

"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 1984)

Do you have certain scriptures that you review continually? One that I read all the time is Jeremiah 29:11: " 'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope' " (NLT). I read this verse continually for two reasons: First, to remind myself to fulfill God's plans for my life; and second, to realize that, however challenging they may seem, God's plans will always turn out for good and not be disastrous.


Feeling Buried? Let God Dig You Out

01 Pic 8//Craig Hagin

I recently came across the story of a father who ran to check on his young son after a powerful earthquake hit the area they lived in. When this father reached the school where his son had been, he found nothing but a pile of rubble and debris.

As other parents stood by crying, this father began to dig. Though many people told him it was useless and tried to pull him away, he kept at it. Stone by stone, beam by beam, he dug through the night and into the next day.


Will You Conquer or Quit?

01 Pic 6// Kenneth W. Hagin

John 10:10 in the Amplified Bible reads, "I [Jesus] came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)."

That life in abundance—to the full, till it overflows—speaks of God's highest and best, doesn't it? This is what God intends for every one of His children. Yet so many aren't enjoying this kind of overflowing life.


Investing God's Way

01 Pic 7// Kenneth E. Hagin

"My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Phil. 4:19

There is a law of sowing and reaping in both the natural and the spiritual realms. And it's a law that works! Yet from my experience, more people fail when it comes to faith for finances than for anything else. The reason is that they're trying to exercise faith for finances, but they haven't planted any seed! They want God to bless their finances even though they haven't sown anything.


Called to Serve


God has placed many gifts in the Body of Christ. But not everyone is called to be in the forefront. For every person God calls to pioneer a ministry—whether in the United States or abroad—He calls many others to walk alongside them and help. Larry Brown, a 1989 graduate of Rhema Bible Training College USA, is one of those called to help.

"The Bible says we should have the same attitude that Christ had when He humbled Himself and became a servant," says Larry. "I've never lost sight of that. Jesus came to serve, and that's my heart as well. Everything I do is driven by that."

Larry's heart to serve has taken him to 20 nations. But one has stood out from the others: Ethiopia.