Word of Faith Magazine - Online Christian Magazine
Heart to Heart
// Kenneth W. Hagin
There's always a temptation to grow impatient if something doesn't happen when we think it should. When prayers aren't answered on our timetable or when dreams don't happen as quickly as we had hoped, we can become restless, which only hurts us in the end.
You may feel called to a particular career, but you're not there yet. That's okay. God's not in a hurry, so you shouldn't feel pressured.
// Kenneth E. Hagin
TOO MANY people try to get acquainted with God through their feelings. When they feel good, they think God has heard their prayers. When they don't feel particularly good, they believe He has not heard them. Their faith is based on their feelings, while it should be based on God's Word.
GOD'S PLAN for you is an adventure! Wherever you are on the path, it's exciting to discover your purpose, develop it, and dive into the journey. Are you prepared? That's where Rhema Bible Training College can help.
In two years, Rhema helps you establish a strong, thriving foundation that you can take into your church, community, career, and relationships. But did you know that you can continue and explore specialty programs? The third year and beyond are deeper dives into specific areas so you can be ready for whatever God calls you to do!
// LYNETTE ESTRADA
GOD WANTS US to be a living demonstration of all the good things He has placed in us as a testimony to the world. Where we are not only performing signs and wonders, but we are the sign and wonder. Getting to that place requires spiritual discipline, which is something most people don't want to hear. But if we are going to see results, it's necessary.
By studying the parable of the sower, we can learn how to demonstrate the goodness of God.
// KENNETH W. HAGIN
SOME BELIEVERS in the Body of Christ don't understand God's will about sickness and healing. They think they are sick for a reason. They believe that God wants them to be sick, and that He has put sickness on them to learn a lesson. Both are wrong beliefs. The truth is that God wants you well!
In the New Testament, we never see where Jesus put sickness on anyone. When people came to Him for healing, He never said, "No, it's not My will. Just suffer a little longer." Not one time did this happen.
// LYNETTE HAGIN
WITH TIMES as perilous as they are, it's important that we claim the promises of God for protection over our lives. All of us refer to certain scriptures more frequently than other verses. One scripture passage that I've always claimed for protection is Psalm 91. Every day I speak it over my entire family. Of course, when we claim this psalm, it is important to abide by its guidelines and understand how they relate to us.
// KENNETH W. HAGIN
IN THE MIDDLE of my third grade, my dad, Kenneth E. Hagin, started traveling in ministry. He was seldom home to see me compete in sports. But in between meetings, he often would drive all night just so he could eat breakfast with all of us. If I had a school holiday and he was close enough, he would pick me up and bring me with him.
I missed my dad a lot. Many times I'd go behind the back porch and put my face in the fur of my collie so nobody could see my tears as Dad drove off.
WHAT A GLORIOUS NIGHT of worship. When Deborah Banks, an '87 RBTC graduate, picked up the microphone and began to sing, it was as though the windows of Heaven opened. The crowd stood to their feet and lifted their voices in unison to praise Almighty God.
Deborah told the people to write their prayer requests on a piece of paper and hand the paper to the person next to them. During the evening, they would see God perform miracles as they praised Him. That night, He answered prayers.
// Lynette Hagin
MY HUSBAND and I are frequently asked, "How do you keep your busy schedule, stay sane, and not become totally exhausted?" As I pondered that question, I realized there are several things we have practiced during our almost 53 years of marriage that have enabled us to maintain the schedule we have.
You may not realize the effects worry has on your physical body. My father-in-law used to call worrying a sin. He consistently