Pray With Confidence

‘This is the confidence we have in approaching God.’ 1 John 5:14 NIV Sometimes we pray ‘Just’ prayers. We say, ‘Lord, we just ask you to protect us, or provide for us… If you’d just help us in this situation, we’d be so thankful.’ It’s as if we are saying, ‘Lord, I...

Learning The Hard Way (4)

‘The hair of his head began to grow again.’ Judges 16:22 NKJV With regard to Samson, the Bible tells us, ‘The hair of his head began to grow again.’ The process of renewal was starting. Samson repented, God gave him back his strength, and he ended his life with an act...

Learning The Hard Way (3)

‘The child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.’ Judges 13:7 NKJV You’re asking for trouble when you refuse to take God seriously. The angel who announced Samson’s birth said he was to ‘be a Nazirite’, indicating that he was to be...

Learning The Hard Way (2)

‘If sinners entice you, do not consent.’ Proverbs 1:10 NKJV You’re asking for trouble when you choose the wrong friends. Somebody wisely said, ‘If you want to soar with eagles, you can’t run around with turkeys.’ Eventually you become like the people you spend the...

Learning The Hard Way (1)

‘For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson.’ Hebrews 11:32 ESV Samson had incredible potential, but he threw it all away. Why? For several reasons. He failed to control his impulses. He was physically strong, but morally weak. He deliberately ignored...