Thanksgiving is a time when even those who don't regularly [...]
Hang on, saints! God is faithful. And He is going to see to it that the promise He made you comes to pass. Staying encouraged in the waiting season is key. But to do that, we need to look at the first promise. In that promise, we see three important factors about promises.
There is a book available to those who are pregnant, or as we say, expecting. It's called "What to expect when you're expecting." The irony is if you expect something, you already know what you are expecting. We sometimes fail to see we have this same upsidedown idea of prayer. We pray but then act like we have no idea what will happen. Mark 11:24 (NIV) says, "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."
The parallel seems uncanny. The apostles were continually told to [...]