All of us have had experiences when our prayers seemed to go unanswered. Sometimes days, weeks, or even years will go by at a time and we still find ourselves wondering, when is God going to answer this prayer? The important thing to remember is that God hasn’t forgotten about you or abandoned you. The Bible tells us “The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged” (Deuteronomy 31:8). God has also promised...

by School Of Life on 19 August 2017

The story of Esther is one of drama and excitement that depicts heroes and villains. Even though God’s name is never mentioned by name or directly referenced, it’s evident that His presence is present throughout the story of Esther. His people are also aware of His presence and the deliverance that He will provide. Many think that the Book of Esther was written my Mordecai; however there is no concrete evidence that supports this theory. Nonetheless, the story is captivating and truly pulls...

by School Of Life on 19 August 2017

Love is a very interesting concept. When two people fall in love it’s a beautiful thing. They confess their undying devotion and love for each other and in a fairytale they’d live happily ever after. But we all know that reality is the furthest thing from a fairytale. More often than not, you’ll find that love mirrors our reality in many cases within biblical stories. The Book of Ruth is a fantastic example that exemplifies the rollercoaster ride that love can take us on. Naomi and her husband...

by School Of Life on 19 August 2017

The power of prayer is beyond anyone’s belief. No one can truly understand the grace and strength that lies behind the words derived from the heart and cultivated into prayers. When you communicate to the Lord, the utmost truth and selflessness is produced because you’re shedding all of the preconceived notions and stereotypes that consume your day-to-day. Instead you’re allowing Jesus Christ to take the wheel and be your sole navigator. Powerful prayers can take you into another realm of...

by School Of Life on 19 August 2017

Faith Releasing Prayers That Rock The Enemy There’s nothing that shakes the kingdom of darkness more than a believer that prays in fearless faith in God. When we believe in the truth of God’s ability to deliver us from our situations, it dismantles all of the enemy’s attacks. Discouragement, depression, and despondency all lose their grip in the midst of unshakable faith. The Bible says that God gives us a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind. Think about this! Faith frees us up to walk...

by School Of Life on 18 August 2017

While most Christians can agree that having a solid relationship with God is extremely important, being secure in your faith and trusting God at all times isn’t always easy. There are many factors that cause Christians to lose their faith. It could be the sudden loss of a child or loved one, an abusive marriage that left you broken and penniless, or going to prison for a crime you didn’t commit. Any tragic event can cause Christians to lose sight of God. When you experience hardship, crisis...

by School Of Life on 18 August 2017

Faith is recognized by most as the single-most important element in Christian life. We are told in Hebrews 11:1 that “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” When we have faith in God, we trust not only that He is there, but also in His promises. Hebrews 11:6 reminds us that “without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” Trusting in God...

by School Of Life on 18 August 2017

gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, so we read in 1 Corinthians 3:2. Have you ever wondered if you are still drinking milk in your spiritual walk—or are you ready for, and receiving, solid food? There are a number of signs that indicate our spiritual immaturity but what are the steps we take towards spiritual maturity? How do we know that we have progressed enough in our journey towards eternity so that we may...

by School Of Life on 18 August 2017

Awhile back “Time” Magazine published some fascinating articles on the “biology of belief”: how faith can heal us. Folks who attend church services on Sunday have a lower risk of dying in any one year than the guys who sleep in, read the paper, and skip all holy activities. “Spirituality predicts for better disease control,” says Dr. Gail Ironson, a professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Miami who studies HIV and religious belief. Okay. So how? What exactly happens...

by School Of Life on 18 August 2017

There are times throughout our lives when we need to call on God for the courage and strength to face the challenges that test our body, mind and spirit. The following prayers touch upon many of these occasions, such as prayers for strength during serious illness, difficult times, divorce, caring for elderly parents and more. All of these prayers may be adapted to meet your specific needs. Prayer for Strength of Faith During Difficult Times Father, this world sometimes bewilders me and is...

by School Of Life on 18 August 2017