“I have found that God responds to faith, not need. Faith is the currency of the kingdom of heaven. KEEP PRAYING. KEEP BELIEVING. Miracles provide a witness to unbelievers.” ~Marilyn Hickey
What is the gift of tongues? In this episode of #AskMarilyn, Marilyn answers that question!
Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.– (Psalm 37:4 NKJV)
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.”– (John 10:27 – 28 NKJV)
God does not “hide and seek” with us. He wants us to know His voice. Some people make understanding God’s Word sound so difficult. They think that it takes years of fasting and prayer to make the smallest Word-directed decision. But Jesus promises us that, as His sheep, we will hear His voice and not follow the voice of a stranger. When we see Jesus calling men by name before they know Him, we realize how well the Good Shepherd knows each one of His sheep. He calls them by name, and they follow.
How can we hear Christ’s call? Many of us often hear Him through an inner voice. God’s inner voice came to Elijah when he got in trouble and ran from Jezebel. God took Elijah to a cave and let him hear the thunder and the shaking of the earth. Then Elijah heard and heeded—not the outward, tremendous manifestations—but a small, quiet inner voice.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Help us to listen to Your voice, and to learn and know You so intimately and so well that we can recognize Your divine intentions. Help us to live not in the reasoning of our head, but in the perception of our spirit.
In Jesus’s Name,
Surrender doubt and unbelief to Jesus.
“Bible reading and prayer will put your life into the proper perspective and help relieve stress.” ~Marilyn Hickey
On today’s Wednesdays in the Word, Marilyn shares encouragement from 1 Peter 5:7!
BE NOT WISE IN YOUR OWN EYES; fear the Lord and turn away from evil, It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.- (Proverbs 3:7-8 NKJV)
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says…the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.”- (James 1:22, 25 NIV)
Approach every day as though it were the only day you have to achieve your goals and be a winner. In reality, that is true. Yesterday is gone forever, and tomorrow isn’t here yet. Nevertheless, yesterday is the foundation you’re building today on, and today is the foundation for tomorrow. Too soon, today will be gone and you will be faced with tomorrow. What you do right now sets the stage for your future, for achievement or failure. Choose to be a winner.
We hear a great deal today about stress and how to handle it. Our society seems to be plagued with stress, which manifests in confusion, frustration, anxiety, fear, etc. Let me give you valuable keys to stress management. Put God first, plan each day wisely, schedule your time, write things down, stick to your goals, and avoid delay. This will enable you to eliminate a great amount of stress.
God wants His saints to reflect joy and walk in victory. He doesn’t want them stressed out under their circumstances. Remember, others are watching you. The world needs to see a different kind of person—an optimist instead of a pessimist, a winner not a loser, an overcomer rather than an underachiever. That kind of person just might have the opportunity to lead others to Christ. Will you be that person?
See others with compassion, rather than competition.
“Jesus is our double cure in that He took on both our sins and our sickness. BY HIS WOUNDS, WE HAVE BEEN HEALED.” ~Marilyn Hickey
In this episode of #AskMarilyn, Marilyn answers the question: How Do I listen to God in the midst of Noise?
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.- Romans 12:12 (NKJV)
“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.”– (James 3:17 NKJV)
James 3 shows the difference between godly wisdom and natural, earthly wisdom. I have used this distinction to determine whether I am hearing from the Lord or from my own personal soul. Is it a decision full of mercy? Will it bring forth good fruit, or will it bring confusion to the body? If it will bring confusion or if it’s not merciful, then it must not be God’s wisdom. If it’s not gentle or open to reason, it must not be God’s wisdom.
My number-one daily prayer is that I would be saturated with the wisdom of God because of the man decisions our ministry faces. Years ago, God dealt with me about doing a Bible reading plan. At that time the ministry was very small, and we didn’t have the money for startup costs. Yet I felt a gentle “tugging” of the Holy Spirit. Getting people involved in the Word was certainly God’s mercy. Certainly, it would bring forth good fruit. I made the decision, and God paid the bills. Cry out for wisdom. He will give it to you.
Dear Heavenly Father,
We ask to be full of Your wisdom for this day. Let us recognize that which is pure, peaceable, and gentle—that which is full of mercy and good fruits.
In Jesus’s Name,
Don’t wait until you “feel” love to be loving.
“Faith in God’s promises will produce the object of your hope.” ~ Marilyn Hickey
On today’s Wednesdays in the Word, Marilyn shares encouragement from John 14:1.
For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.– (1 Corinthians 6:20 NKJV)
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness .-(1 John 1:9 NKJV)
Sin brings death, and sickness is death attaching itself to us.
Many years ago, I became very angry over a situation. A certain person had pulled some bad business deals on people in our church congregation. Although the matter had been handled, I began to meditate on it, and the more I meditated, the angrier I became.
Shortly after I came down with severe flu symptoms—sore throat, temperature, etc. Of course, I rebuked the devil and rebuked the devil, but without results. Imagine how shocked I was when the Lord said, “The devil isn’t the problem; you are.” The Lord showed me how I had opened the door to sickness by allowing bitterness to lodge in my heart. What the person had done was wrong, but I needed to leave the matter with God.
Needless to say, I repented of my sin, slammed the door on sickness, and received my healing!
What healing do you need in your life?