The Natural and Supernatural

There’s a common theme that runs through the Word of God—we do natural things, and God does supernatural things.

We walk around the walls of Jericho, and God knocks them down. We lay hands on the sick, and He does the healing. We preach the Gospel, and He does the saving.

When God placed man on this planet, man’s part was to do the natural side, and God’s part was to do the supernatural side. God told Adam, “I want you to take care of the Garden, have dominion over the earth and subdue it, and I want you to be fruitful and multiply.” Everything God asked Adam to do was natural. If we’ll do the natural, He’ll do the supernatural.

The way we accelerate the supernatural in our lives is to make sure that we’re doing the natural. That means we must find out from the Word of God what we need to do in the natural, so that God can do His part supernaturally on our behalf. It’s only then that we will walk in the blessing of God.

“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands…all these blessings will come upon you….” (Deuteronomy 28:1-2 KJV).

THE TAKE AWAY:

When it comes to walking in financial blessing, we can’t sit back and expect God to do everything. We must do the natural part that He instructs us to do, so that He can then do His supernatural part to bring it to pass.

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Train Your Children to be Givers

I tried to teach my children when they were young that they were to be givers.

The Bible says, “God gives seed to the sower” (Isaiah 55:10; 2 Corinthians 910).  It also says in Galatians 6:7 (KJV), “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”  Continue reading…


Practical Prayer Tips for Couples

 

As a couple, the prayer of agreement is a powerful tool.

God highly esteems unity. Jesus said in Matthew 18:19 (ESV), “Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.”  The husband and wife who will take the time to pray together will not only create unity and harmony in their home, but God will work on their behalf to bring their requests to pass.

Here are a few practical tips to help you and your spouse get started praying together.

  1. Make a detailed list of requests that include every area of your home, family, work, etc.
  2. Write major requests on index cards that you can carry with you. Write out at least three scriptures on the back of each card as a reference for your faith.
  3. Be thankful when you pray. Start each prayer with a “thank you, God” attitude.
  4. Be specific when praying, and remember, there is no situation too small or too big that you can’t pray in agreement over,
  5. Keep it short and to the point. Many things don’t require you to pray for hours.
  6. Keep a prayer journal of your requests. As they are answered, date them and check them off the list.

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Do You Need Some Encouragement?

Have you ever wished someone would tell you that you’re good at your job, or that you’re raising your children right, or even something as simple as the fact that you can overcome the obstacle in your way?

Affirmation is important to us all. We would all like to be constantly affirmed and told how great we are or that we are doing a good job. Continue reading…


Parents, Stay in Faith

As parents, we have the amazing task of teaching and training our kids so that when they leave home, they’ll have a solid foundation and the tools they’ll need to be successful in life. That can seem like a pretty overwhelming job!

As our kids approach the time when they step out on their own, we may think,Where has the last 19-20 years gone? Did I invest enough time in them? Do they have everything they need? Will they make it on their own without going stupid? Continue reading…


Read the Instruction Manual

There are two kinds of people in the world—those who read instruction manuals and those who don’t. Many people will buy a tool, pull it out of the box, lay the instruction manual aside, and start trying to figure it out on their own. Most of the time that leads to a lot of frustration!

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