The Biblical Lydia: Influential Businesswoman and Evangelist

One Sabbath day, Lydia went to the river’s shore that had been designated by the Roman authorities of Philippi as a place of prayer and worship for the Jews. There she met Paul and Silas, who had been in Philippi only a short time. While others along the river may have rejected Paul’s words about Jesus, Lydia accepted them and became a believer (Acts 16:14).

Once she believed, she made a confession of her faith to her whole ...

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Discovering God’s Will

woman reaching out to God

To pray, “Thy will be done” is to seek the heart of God. The word will means “strong desire.” It is where we learn what God desires. What is his heart? His passion? He wants you to know it.

Shall God hide from us what he is going to do? Apparently not, for he has gone to ...

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Not My Will But Yours

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[Jesus] withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22:41-42

By Elisabeth Elliot

When I was young I had the idea that I would somehow have to annihilate my own will before I could properly pray to God ...

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A Fresh Start

Fresh Start
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free . . . Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

These words, inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty, conclude a poem titled “The New Colossus” composed by Emma Lazarus. With torch in her hand, Lady ...

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