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Suddenly, God Moved

There are many stories in the Bible where patience, endurance, and perseverance were necessary to obtain the promises of God. These are wonderful traits and all of them are helpful in our Christian walk. The life of Joseph and Abraham… Read More ›

God, Be My Vision In 2016

Magicians utilize a reliance on vision to fool their audience with illusions. A slight of hand might be employed to make a person or rabbit disappear. But, when David Copperfield (apparently) made the Statue of Liberty vanish before our very… Read More ›

Facing GIANT Fears

Giants were actual biblical figures (Gen. 6:4, Num. 13:33), which intimidated and triggered fear in man. If used as an analogy, giants are obstacles and fears that hinder God’s direction in our life. New career paths, a step into ministry,… Read More ›

Grace: Unmerited Favor

  Grace is unmerited favor: to get something that you do not deserve. Humility is a sure way to obtain the grace of God but pride will interfere and hinder God’s dispensation. Consider the character of Noah, Moses, Joseph, Joshua,… Read More ›

Complaining

Complaining is an everyday occurrence, acceptable in all social norms. It is one way to open up a conversation with strangers. Everything is fair game when it comes to expressing dissatisfaction or annoyance. Maybe the weather doesn’t agree with us, so… Read More ›

To Adore Christ Jesus

Psalm 2:12 speaks of “kissing the Son.” This is an example of adoration. But the actual words, adore and adoration, are not found in Scripture. To adore God is to express reverence and homage; worship. Jews demonstrated their adoration for… Read More ›

The Peace Of Christ

Jesus did not enter this world to bring peace. Rather, He came wielding a very sharp sword. In fact, this weapon is so keen and precise that it pierces between soul and spirit. With supernatural power, it discerns our thoughts… Read More ›

Comfort Zone

There is a danger in becoming too comfortable with where we are in life. It is one thing to be content and another thing to stagnate. With our spiritual walk with Christ, we must continue to run our race. We… Read More ›

Are You A Dull Knife?

An excerpt from my book Facing Adversity: Thoughts of Wisdom, Praise, and Promise **Available on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Facing-Adversity-Though…/…/ref=sr_1_1… IRON SHARPENS IRON “Iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 (NIV) A dull knife is still a knife but far… Read More ›

Hunger Pains

Feeling Empty? Hunger pains are not pleasant. They occur when the stomach empties and its walls come into contact, rubbing against each other. Eating food, which once again separates the walls of the stomach, relieves the gnawing sensation. “For of… Read More ›

All Are Called To Pray

“Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face evermore!”   1 Chronicles 16:11 (NKJV) Spiritual work is HARD work. Prayer is often arduous. It requires time, concentrated focus, and humility. Prayer is more than mere meditation. Rather, it is the means by… Read More ›

Thanking God

“As a matter of fact, God isn’t asking you to be thankful. He’s asking you to give thanks. There’s a big difference. One response involves emotions, the other your choices, your decisions about a situation, your intent, your step of… Read More ›

Pray Away Your Confusion

This devotion is found in my book FACING STORMS: DEVOTIONS FOR THOUGHT AND MEDITATION. Available on Amazon  http://www.amazon.com/Facing-Storms-Devotions-Thought-Meditation/dp/1502487551/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1430870978&sr=8-2&keywords=cheryl+zelenka “Storms can bring fear, cloud judgment, and create confusion. Yet God promises that as you seek Him through prayer, He will give… Read More ›

What Should I Do?

To know God’s will, in any given circumstance, requires patience. Waiting for Him to speak and direct our path entails self-control and faith. But with patience we are made complete to the point of not lacking anything. What a promise!… Read More ›

Yearning For God

*Be sure to visit my FB page at https://www.facebook.com/cherylzelenkaauthor “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” Psalm 42:1-2 (NIV) “At night my… Read More ›

The Names Of God

In our twentieth century Western culture, personal names are little more than labels used to distinguish one person from the next. On the other hand, God has many names with many different and wonderful meanings. They define His character, explain… Read More ›

Running Home

For just a moment, imagine that you can see the colors and beauty of a robe woven from all of your demonstrations of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. It would take your breath away! Unique in design, for everyone… Read More ›

Highway of Holiness

“I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God’s creational… Read More ›

The Sin Of Pride

“The greatest characteristic of a saint is humility.” ~ Oswald Chambers What is the first RECORDED sin mentioned in the Bible? Many of us might think of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden. Yes, original sin did take… Read More ›