Heart to Heart
// Kenneth W. Hagin
Memorial Day is a time where we recognize the fallen heroes of our land—men and women who gave their lives so others could live in freedom.
The online Merriam-Webster's Dictionary defines the word hero as "an illustrious warrior; a person admired for achievements and noble qualities; one who shows great courage." The world has many heroes. Some are famous; others are unknown. We're thankful for everyone who has served in our military, but this month we are honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.
// Craig W. Hagin
HAVE YOU EVER faced a hopeless situation where there appeared to be no way out? You may have felt overwhelmed and did not know what to do. In the middle of a fiery trial, we do not have to be afraid or discouraged. We can stand strong as we walk through adversity. More importantly, we can come out of any trial victoriously. God's Word shows us how to get through difficulties. It starts with trust. We see how to do this from Proverbs 3:5–6 (NKJV).
// Kenneth W. Hagin
EVERY PERSON has a divine destiny. If you want to fulfill your destiny, you must first realize that you have a God-designed purpose and plan. You can't achieve what you don't know you have!
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) says, "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"
The devil may have destined you for pain and sorrow, but God has already done everything you need for a way of escape. You hold the key to your future.
// DARRELL HUFFMAN
IS YOUR FAITH working or has frustration crept in? You can't be in faith and frustration at the same time! So where are you? One of the easiest ways to check is to listen to what you are continually saying. FAITH SPEAKS THE VISION. FRUSTRATION SPEAKS THE PROBLEM.
I don't know about you, but I've gone through some battles! People have done me wrong, projects have gone sour, and persecution has come through the years. In those times, I found myself in frustration, not in faith. Without faith, the struggles made me bitter.
For many of us, Mother's Day is a wonderful celebration. For others, it can bring sadness or pain. Maybe your mother is not here on earth with you, or perhaps you don't have the best relationship with your mother. Regardless of our situations, we can all say that our mothers gave us life. And that is something to be thankful for! Let's honor and appreciate our moms and mother figures in our lives—whether by word or memory. They influence us like no one else!