Waiting Can Wear You Out
October 6th, 2023
A common occurrence you'd rather skip is the untimely annoyance of being put on hold, particularly when trying to reach customer service or some department. You hear the infamous seven-word message, "...
God's Perfect Faithfulness
October 5th, 2023
According to the Cambridge Dictionary, "Perfect" means to be complete and correct in every way, of the best possible type or without fault. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines perfect as flawless, ...
Waiting On God For Direction
October 4th, 2023
Before the Global Positioning System (GPS) innovation, asking for directions was sometimes challenging. Whether it was finding someone familiar with your destination or dealing with the humiliation of...
God Acts On Behalf Of Those Who Wait On Him
October 3rd, 2023
When it comes to waiting for someone to do something, it can carry a negative connotation. For example, if a friend owes you a favor but has yet to follow through. Perhaps you need help, but the other...
Stop Making Excuses And Start Making Adjustments
October 2nd, 2023
With ninety-one days left in 2023, what changes can you make to end the year well and position you for success in 2024? Like everyone else, you probably have a "do-over" list, but since those choices ...
God Of The Final Say
October 1st, 2023
Life can sometimes feel like one big continuous news cycle of negativity. It could be a series of bad breaks, family drama, or medically related. Typically, anxiety and stress increase in these times....
Keep Short Accounts With God
September 30th, 2023
You may be familiar with the phrase "keep short accounts." The expression is said to have originated with shopkeepers and their accounting process with patrons. The shop owner would allow local custom...
You Can Have Unshakable Faith
September 29th, 2023
Contrary to misconception, you can have an unshakeable faith when the circumstances around you become unstable. See, God has put it within reach of His children to trust Him implicitly by waiting with...
Getting Out Of Your Mental Pit
September 28th, 2023
Regarded as the world's deepest pit, Bingham Canyon Mine is 2.75 miles wide and 0.75 miles deep. To give you an idea of how massive this pit is, if Bingham Canyon was a sports stadium, it could seat 9...
For Yours Is The Kingdom And The Power And The Glory Forever. Amen
September 27th, 2023
While there is some debate on the placement of the last portion of the Lord's Prayer in the ancient manuscripts (Matthew 6:13b), "For Yours Is The Kingdom And The Power And The Glory Forever. Amen" is...
Deliver Us From The Evil One
September 26th, 2023
A reality of this life is that we will experience daily temptation.Even Jesus Himself was tempted. Hebrews 4:15 says, "For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,...
Lead Us Not Into Temptation
September 25th, 2023
If you have ever taken a young child to the supermarket, it can be challenging, to say the least, especially when you go down the candy aisle! Sometimes, kids throw temper tantrums because a particula...
Forgive Us Of Our Sins
September 24th, 2023
A reality of this life is that we will miss the mark of God's standards, which ultimately is called sin. Our sinful nature leads us to think and eventually act rebelliously toward God. Sometimes, we d...
Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
September 23rd, 2023
On the block here in Staten Island, where Crossroads Church is located, we have pizzerias, bagel stores, bakeries, smoothie shops, and various restaurants. Also, within a reasonable walking distance a...
Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done
September 22nd, 2023
There's an iconic song popularized by, "Old Blue Eyes," Frank Sinatra, that captures the human mind's bent. The title of the Song is "My Way," and the famous lyrics from the first verse say:"And now,...
Hallowed Be Thy Name
September 21st, 2023
A young boy received a little cross that could fit in his pocket from his grandfather. The boy was told every time he got scared or down to hold the cross and to pray for Jesus to strengthen him. He r...
Our Father Who Art In Heaven
September 20th, 2023
Praying can sometimes be discouraging if you do not see a breakthrough immediately, especially if that need is pressing. Remembering God's location is the key to not giving up on your prayer. See, God...
Get Back On God's Path
September 19th, 2023
Have you ever wandered from the strait and narrow path of God? Maybe it was a detour because of difficulty, or perhaps you made the wrong turn by giving in to temptation. Regardless of how you got the...