Fall is in the air! I can almost taste the crisp and cool breezes subtly floating in, can you? October marks that time of year when we invariably start thinking about the holidays. It’s an exciting time for most, but can also be sprinkled with sadness if you’ve experienced loss, which most of us have. In addition, most people see it as a stressful time because there’s just a lot going on. I say let’s harness the season’s positive energy surrounding the celebration of the birth of our Savior and use it as a catalyst for a time of reflection, prayer, and for counting our blessings!
If you grew up in a Christian home, I bet at least once you were reminded that Christmas is about the birth of Baby Jesus, not about the presents under the tree. It’s so interesting how us humans love to give advice, but fail at applying it to our own lives...
The Lord guides us to do His good will and share it with mankind. At Hour of Power, we feel truly honored to be a part of a ministry that inspires, heals, and moves people forward in their journey with the Lord, our Savior! We absolutely appreciate all of the testimonials that people take the time to write and send in. We wish we had enough space to publish them all. Also appreciated are the suggestions on how we can improve our ministry, as we want to put forth the best program possible to serve our viewers.
It warms our hearts to know that lives are being transformed as the Holy Spirit works in and through our global church family. Here are just a few of the testimonials we have received recently:
“The Lord has touched my heart through your ministry. We enjoy your messages and welcoming spirit. God bless you and your family and church. Thank you for your dedication to the Lord.” — Dixie, Verdunville, WV
“Watched your program this evening. Thank you for praying for Ukraine and having the orchestra play their national anthem!” — Denise, Email
WHEN YOU’RE FRUSTRATED, WHEN YOU’RE WORRIED, WHEN YOU’RE AFRAID ... THIS IS THE TRUTH YOU CAN STAND ON.
There’s something so powerful about trusting God — no matter what.
Because the reality is, situations and circumstances in life will test your resolve and faith in God. They might even be unexpected like the loss of a loved one, a financial setback, or a relationship crisis.
This is why it is so powerful when we remember Scriptures like Proverbs 3:5–6:
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Notice this Scripture doesn’t tell us to sit and do nothing. We still have a part to play and that’s doing what God has told us to do. The key is to work hard while also abandoning all outcomes to Him. God’s Word has always had and will always be the final word, making our paths straight. The question is ...
Do you know the Biblical story of the Widow’s Mite? It’s an often overlooked narrative that’s worth a second glance. It’s about a poor widow who gives two small copper coins to the temple treasury. It was all the money she had. Jesus witnesses this offering and describes how great her gift is, because it represents a greater proportion of her wealth than the larger gifts of wealthy people.
“Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.’” — Mark 12:41-44
Jesus is teaching His disciples that it is not the amount of money given that is important, but rather the sacrifice made in the offering. There’s a special group of people here at Hour of Power called Legacy Donors, who have decided to give a portion of their estate to this Ministry. It’s a way to ensure that the positive word of the Gospel continues after you are called home by God. It doesn’t require a lot of money to leave a legacy. No gift is too small to share your love for Jesus for generations to come.