Psalm 24:9 states “The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is majestic.” I love this verse! The voice of the LORD is so incredibly powerful. With it He created the heavens and the earth and all things in them; with His voice, He calmed the stormy sea and nature obeyed.
We’ve all seen them on TV or during the previews at the movies. Visually, there is a major disconnect between the visual aids and the message or the marketing department must have just experienced major cutbacks, because what was once supposed to be funny is now downright offensive. This is TV. So how bad does a commercial have to be to be a “bad commercial” on the radio?
Our church recently experienced the loss of a dear sister, Cyndee Luque, to cancer. At her funeral ceremony, there were over 500 people in attendance to pay respects to their respective friend, spouse, mother, daughter, co-worker, cousin, sister, and ministry partner. What a beautiful picture of a person who lived their life with conviction and devotion to Christ and how extensive her reach was with the love of God.
Prayer. It’s huge. In fact, it should be typed up as PRAYER!!! The NIV Bible has 155 references just to the particular variation of the word. Jesus gives both a model and an example of prayer. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 puts in simply: “Pray without ceasing…”; an entire verse is dedicated to the idea. With so many examples, instructions and exhortations on the matter, why is it that prayer is so often a neglected part of the average Christian’s life?