The Proof and Blessing of Tested FAITH

All true Christians will be tested by God, even the faithful ones. Jeremiah declared this truth in Jer 20:12 when he said, "You (LORD) who test the righteous". This video is a story about a time when God tested me in the ministry and it made NO sense at all. Looking back, I can see clearly now what I couldn't see then.

 

The REWARDS of Obeying God Even When it Doesn't Make Sense

I share these stories with you so you will BELIEVE God and patiently wait for Him.  This is another powerful and undeniable evidence in my life, from four years ago, that you can NEVER go wrong when you OBEY God!  Obeying God is always a sacrifice in the beginning.  This is what tests our faith in Him and proves to Him that we believe Him and want His will over ours.  God's blessings and promises are almost always hidden behind, long periods of waiting, darkness, circumstances in life or even guidance from Him that COMPLETELY contradicts the promises, and persecutions from others for believing the promise.  Today's video is a perfect example of the matchless FAITHFULNESS of our Father in Heaven to His children who follow Him wholeheartedly!

How To Overcome Doubt and Discouragement

This is a very special video to me. I recorded it on April 20th 2013, when I was having a very tough time in my walk with Christ. I wanted to share it with others to encourage them that I too was struggling with them. Based on what has happened since, and the fact that this was the next video in line to be published and that TODAY is Persis and I's ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY, this video is SUCH a blessing to me and reminder of Father's A M A Z I N G Faithfulness. I know you will be encouraged by this video to keep going and to keep trusting Christ!

 

WHEN GOD IS SILENT!!!

WHY CAN'T I HEAR GOD? When God is silent it can be frightening, especially if we have great need. In this message I'd like to share some reasons from the Bible and from my own journey why God goes silent and how to determine if it's discipline or a blessing. Often times silence is a path the great to blessing.

 

How Can a LOVING GOD Allow So Much EVIL in the World?

From RelentlessHeart.com Classics: Many of us have had moments where we grumble against God and question why he allows such hurtful things to happen in our lives or why there is so much suffering and evil in the world if He is a loving God. In this video, I share an illustration that happened while I was baking oatmeal cookies that helped me put these questions in a better perspective.

 

When Losing Your Hope and Faith is Good

"I've lost everything...I've lost ALL hope and now I'm LOSING MY FAITH!!!"  Years ago, if I would have received an email like like this, I would have felt such a panicked urgency and concern for the person.  I might have even thought, "Oh, my goodness, I've got to try to help save this person from their despair."  Today, after thousands of emails like this, and after finally understanding God's ways, I have a completely different response.  I see a wonderful opportunity for someone to lose all of their false hope and their false faith and to lose their life to find it.

Will Your Faith Stand As the World Falls Apart?

I don't need to tell you that the world is falling apart.  You have seen the news.  Many think things can and will get better, but the Bible tells us that things are only going to get worse and worse.  If you are afraid now, what will happen to you in the near future?  Will your faith in God stand?

How Exactly Do I Walk With God?

In this message I've imagined that you and I have just sat down for a cup of coffee and you asked me, "Ok Michael, tell me the practicals of walking with God...what exactly did you do? How often did you do it, and what spiritual disciplines did you do consistently?  What did you do when the darkness and doubts hit you, and were there any spiritual secrets that helped you to find the abundant spiritual life with Christ?

How to Receive Gods Strength in Your Weakness: Part 4

Ok, after we have watched a good YouTube video or heard a great sermon, What do we practically and ACTUALLY need to do in order to find God's Help?  This message explains EXACTLY what the Bible says on this subject and it also contains an explanation of the most important spiritual discipline that I ever discovered and put into practice.  It was SO effective that without doing it, I'm not sure I would have ever made it.  This one tip could change your spiritual life and walk forever...it did MINE!

The Ironic Blessing of Weakness: Part 3 - My Own Terrible Weaknesses

There's nothing more encouraging when you are weak, than to hear the stories of others who have been weak, but who made it finally to a place of strength in Christ.  My walk with Christ has been filled with weakness, so much of it that it's quite embarrassing to look back on. However, by the grace of God, He got me through and if He can do it for me, He can do it for you!

The Ironic Blessing of Weakness: Part 2

There's nothing more encouraging when you are weak, than to hear the stories of others who have been weak, but who made it finally to a place of strength in Christ.  My walk with Christ has been filled with weakness, so much of it that it's quite embarrassing to look back on. However, by the grace of God, He got me through and if He can do it for me, He can do it for you!

The Ironic Blessing of Weakness: Part 1

I used to despise my weaknesses.  I always wanted to be strong in everything and especially in my walk with Christ.  Today, I realize what foolishness it was to despise the very thing God esteems.  Every problem you face, every fear you have, every battle you've lost, every dark step you take, every weakness you have, they are all opportunities for God to pour His AMAZING grace into your life when you respond in faith.