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A Teaching Moment on Faith

Faith for An Answered Prayer

Children always seem to have more faith than adults do. On one Sunday, during a minister’s prayer, there was a loud whistle from the congregation. Gary’s mother was horrified. Later she asked, “Gary, whatever made you do that?” Gary answered soberly, “I asked God to teach me to whistle, and just then he did!”

Did you have enough Faith?

It can be very easy to take a single verse of the Bible and when it is not read in context with the verses before or after it, the verse can seem to be a promise, such as Matthew 21:22. Then when the answer we want doesn’t come, we think, or someone might say, “You just didn’t have enough faith.” However, this verse was a “teaching moment” for the disciples and the point of the lesson was that faith is the basis for answered prayer.

Faith Matters…but we need the kind of faith Jesus was talking about

The faith that Jesus was teaching about, is the kind of faith where we know what God’s will is and because we are aligned with God’s will, we can pray in faith and know God will answer. True faith is always tuned in to knowing God’s will and we can only know God’s will by having an intimate relationship with Him.

Because God only has our best interest in mind, He is not going to give us anything and everything we pray for just like a loving parent would not give a child something dangerous or harmful. We might pray for something we think we need, but God might have something even better for us a little down the road. Or when God doesn’t answer a prayer, He could be protecting us from something we’re not able to yet see.

So when you are praying, be sure your requests are within His will…then you can pray with the faith that Jesus was teaching about.

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Beloved Collection: This Valentine’s Day, let your spouse know how much you love them. Based on the Bible Verse, Song of Solomon 3:4, the bottom line reads, “I have found the one whom my soul loves.”

I have found the one whom my soul loves: Based on Song of Solomon 3:4 

God’s Plan: God’s design for marriage is one woman, one man Woven into oneness with Christ – this is God’s plan

Greatest Valentine’s: On Valentine’s Day, we celebrate love and there’s no greater love than Christ who laid down His life so that we can have eternal life. Includes John 3:16.

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God, Love and Marshmallow Wars is a book that includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:

  • Scripture to memorize and meditate on.
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  • Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages.
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  • Date ideas.
  • Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples.

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