Our Delay Does Not Nullify God’s Word – Part I

2 Kings 5:1-15 – Full Scripture Lesson

 

The following is a lesson I created and shared with an addictions group. It really hit home for me and for many members of the group. I went into the lesson seeing God’s healing, but through the group so many more important factors were brought to light. I decided to redo the lesson as a verse by verse breakdown and include “lessons learned” from the scripture.

 

Part I – 2 Kings 5:1-10 

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Are You Wrestling with God for Something He’s Already Given You?

Genesis 32:24-31; Matthew 26:41

Jacob wrestled or debated with the man, knowing that he needed to do something that he was not equipped to do. What is significant is that this was not a one-way interaction. Jacob and the man talked to each other. When you pray (talk to the Lord), do you also listen for His reply? The man did not walk away from Jacob and the Lord will not walk away from you either. Also, Jacob did not walk away. He persevered to obtain what he was asking for.

In v26, we see the man telling Jacob to let him go. In other words, ‘agree with me, so that I can leave. We’ve been going over this all night, it’s late, let me go.’ When you pray, do you say a quick prayer and get up and walk away? Or do you pour out your heart before the Lord?  Continue reading Are You Wrestling with God for Something He’s Already Given You?

Praying for Others

Upon reading I John 5:16, “If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it,” I was reminded that we are to pray for others, even those in their sin. We are not to pray that others would suffer eternally for their sin. The scripture says there is a sin unto death and we are not to pray for it. We are to pray for those who are without Christ, that they would receive Christ.  Continue reading Praying for Others

How I Came to Love the King James Version of the Bible

I won’t say that I love the King James Version (KJV) Bible because I believe it is the only version of the Bible of relevance. I love it because being raised with it, reading, and learning to understand it, it has stuck with me, in my head, and in my heart. Other versions of the Bible don’t sound quite right to me, not to say they are wrong, but because the KJV is in my memory. I admit that it took quite some time for me to understand the KJV. People often say it’s too hard to understand and to that I share how I came to understand it.
Here’s my story:

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Gay Bar/Drag Show Experience

I visited an out-of-state friend to attend and celebrate her graduation. I told her for her gift, we would go wherever she wanted to go or do whatever she wanted to do (movies, dinner, shopping, etc.). Well, some friends of her from school invited her to go to a drag show. I thought, “Oh, boy!” I am a person of my word. If I say I’m going to do something, I try my best to do it, unless the Lord gives me a clear “NO!” So, I said, “okay.” I had never been to a drag show or a gay bar in my entire life and I’m 44 years old. Of course, I was praying for the Lord to cover me and keep me.

Entering the gay bar was well … an experience. We had to walk past the bar to go to the side room where the stage was for the drag show. The best way I can describe it was interesting. Continue reading Gay Bar/Drag Show Experience