Your faith can surpass all circumstances because it protects all those who wear and bear it. ~Marilyn Hickey
Join Marilyn Hickey on today’s Wednesdays in the Word, Marilyn shares encouragement from Psalm 105:4-5!
According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May Grace and Peace be multiplied to you. – (1 Peter 1:2 ESV)
The son said to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.” But the father said to his servants, “Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate” – (Luke 15:21-23 NIV)
The story of the lost son is one of the most beloved in the Scriptures. God is in the business of bringing families together. Every day parents are fighting over custody of their children. In many instances’ children must be forcibly taken from abusive situations or from parents who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Other families are torn apart by strife, bitterness, and jealously.
Is your family whole, or are you longing for the day when every member will be present at the family reunion? Is there a son or daughter who seems to have dropped out of sight, as far as your family is concerned? Why not make a covenant with the Lord to pray each day for the next year for that family member to be reconciled? God is able to send His holy angels or human messengers along that person’s path with just the right words to turn his or her heart toward home. The Lord used an angel to bring Peter and Cornelius together, and He can do the same to bring your family together.
And don’t forget, every reunion means a celebration!
Don’t settle for expected when you can have exceptional.
Generational blessing does not deal in sufficiency, but in overflow, to another person, another generation, another culture, another time and place. ~Marilyn Hickey
In this episode of #AskMarilyn, Marilyn answers the question: What does it mean to be crucified with Christ?
But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love me and obey my commands. – (Exodus 20:6 NLT)
“He makes peace in your borders, and fills you with the finest wheat” – (Psalm 147:14 NKJV)
God will give us an abundance of revelation knowledge—the good seed out of His Word. As an adult, I received some of my best advice on studying the Bible from…a TEENAGER!
When our church was small, I was the leader of our teens. One young man had a tremendous hunger to study God’s Word. He showed me a small indexed notebook where he wrote the scriptures according to topics. Whenever people had questions about healing, he would immediately refer to that category. Many times, he would also jot down special revelations that the Holy Spirit gave him.
At that time, I also taught a small home Bible study. Sometimes I did not have specific answers to questions. But with a small indexed notebook such as my student’s, I began keeping scriptures and applying them to specific situations where needed.
I now have many such notebooks on alphabetized topics, Bible characters, and even whole books of the Bible—all supplemented with revelation knowledge. It is a valuable reference resource that I use to teach the Bible.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Help us to be consistent and stable in our study of Your Word. Then You will be consistent and stable in giving us revelation knowledge.
In Jesus’s Name,