“We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character; hope.”
As I reflect on 2014, blessings come to mind. And so do burdens. Prayers that were answered, and other prayers that remain unanswered. Friends who stood by me, and others who avoided me. Days when I had health and energy, and other days when I was so tired I felt I couldn’t hold my head up one more moment. Times to relax, and times of enormous stress. Hope that filled my heart, and disappointments that crushed my spirit. The prospects of living through another roller-coaster year are almost daunting. I know it will be another year of faith-stretching, faith-building, faith-strengthening experiences. Another year of waiting…of looking up…for His return.
My beloved and wise Mother must have had days and weeks and months and years like this, too. Because on the window sill by the kitchen sink in our home when I was growing up was a little gold framed saying that had fallen into the sink so many times it had water stains on it. She gave me an exact duplicate of it, which I have hanging in my pantry. The saying reflects Mother’s typical, whimsical sense of humor: Praise, Pray, and Peg Away. It has become my motto for 2015. As a result, I am filled with expectancy—my life is not being wasted. And I am filled with hope—Jesus is coming!
For His Glory,
If you would like to receive AnGeL Ministries’ full newsletter by email or postal delivery, please sign up for our free resources!
Download the full version of our print newsletter here.
Special Group Bible Study Packages
Each package includes 10 Participant Guides, 1 Study, and a free Paperback Book personally signed by Anne.
The Magnificent Obsession Group Bible Study Package (6 sessions + workshop). Click here to order.
Expecting to See Jesus Group Bible Study Package (8 sessions + workshop). Click here to order.
The Vision of His Glory Group Bible Study Package (6 sessions + workshop). Click here to order.
PRAYER: REVERSED THUNDER – Anne’s Teaching Seminar at The Cove
November 6-8, 2015
The key to faith that works is the foundation on which it is placed. Come learn to base your faith in prayer on God’s Word. Transform your walk with Jesus as you get equipped to pray effectively, gain motivation to see the Father’s heart, and embrace the power of His Spirit. Worship the Lord Jesus as the All-Mighty, prayer-hearing, prayer-answering, miracle-working God and see Him meet your deepest needs and calm your greatest fears. Better understand what it means to “rejoice always, pray without ceasing,” and “give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, ESV) and watch your heart change and touch the lives around you.
Click here for more information about Prayer: Reversed Thunder teaching seminar or call 1.800.950.2092