6 results for month: 11/2014


Men: Called to Leave a Legacy

I Kings 2: 1 -4 As David’s time to die drew near, he charged Solomon his son, saying,  “I am going the way of all the earth. Be strong, therefore, and show yourself a man. Keep the charge of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His ordinances, and His testimonies, according to what is written in the Law of Moses, that you may succeed in all that you do and wherever you turn, so that the Lord may carry out His promise which He spoke concerning me, saying, ‘If your sons are careful of their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the ...

Regional Journey San Antonio Texas February 4-7, 2015

Open Hearts Ministry is excited to announce that registration is open for our Regional Journey in San Antonio, Texas.  For several years we have offered our Journey Conference in Muskegon, Michigan, and this year we are taking The Journey on the road to two other great locations.  To read more about our Regional Journey conferences or to register Click Here.  Registrations for San Antonio will fill up fast, so don't delay!

IS THE LORD YOUR SHEPHERD?

PSALM 78: 70 -72 I woke up this morning and turned my Bible to Psalms 78.  It was a place I had written in the margins quite a bit.  I read: “He also chose David His servant, and took him from the sheepfolds; from the care of the ewes with suckling lambs He brought him to shepherd Jacob His people and Israel His inheritance.   So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart and guided them with his skillful hands.   I had written 16 years ago, in 1998, Good Shepherd, Help me follow closely.  Who on earth is a shepherd to me? I meditated on those words and my mind went back to the evening before.  Bill and I had gone ...

The Journey – An Event That Will Change Your Life

Whether you think of your story as traumatic or ordinary, clear or fuzzy, we have all experienced failed relationships and life struggles that point to the fact that we all have stories that involve pain and loss.  The themes that we take away from these stories often provide the lens through which we see God, others, and our life's circumstances.  In reentering these stories, we take some risk, but the risk is so worth it. The Journey is a transformational experience where you will explore the themes of your story, with special attention given to the places where you have lost heart.  As you retell your story, you will begin a process of ...

The Victorious and Discouraged Prophet Elijah

I Kings 18 - 19 we have a story about the prophet Elijah that depicts how God interacted with his prophet when he was so discouraged he wanted to die. We can learn from this story because like Elijah we sometimes feel alone and discouraged, even after a victorious battle. The Lord has given us a model of how He cares for us and what can bring recovery. Elijah had proclaimed God's message of a drought to King Ahab. And sure enough, there had been 3 years of drought in the land. But, God was preparing to show Himself in the circumstances of a drought through this man, Elijah. You see, the real problem was worse than the drought problem. The real ...

Stay Close to Jesus.  You May Share in a Miracle.

John 11: 38 – 46 “So Jesus, again being deeply moved within, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone was lying against it.  Jesus said, “Remove the stone.” Martha, the sister of the deceased, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there will be a stench, for he has been dead four days.”   Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you believe, you would see the glory of God?”  So they removed the stone. Then Jesus raised His eyes, and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.  I knew that You always hear Me; but because of the people standing around I said it, so that they may believe that You sent ...