Remember those earlier days…when you stood your ground in the face of suffering (Hebrews 10:32).
We’re on the homestretch of 21 Days of Strength. We’ve looked at several ways God makes us strong as we grow closer to Him. He helps us stand our ground through His Word, prayer, and joining forces with other believers. Often, our strength is best developed during times of weakness—especially during seasons of suffering.
Life can be hard. It’s not like Jesus didn’t warn us. “In this world you will have trouble.” But “take heart,” He reminds us. “I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). I need to stay connected to Jesus if I hope to stand my ground and stay strong in the spiritual fight. Continue reading
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When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel” (Luke 7:9 NIV).
Amazed! Jesus was amazed at the man’s faith. I’ve never seen such “great faith,” He remarked to the crowd of onlookers. What was it about this man, a Roman army officer and an outsider, that inspired Jesus to marvel at his faith? This centurion happens to be one of my favorite characters in the entire New Testament. As I reflect on Luke’s version of the story, three things stand out: Continue reading
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