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5 Myths about Divine Blessing

This article is part of the 5 Myths series. Myth #1: God only blesses good people. Perhaps one of the greatest misunderstandings concerning the Christian faith is that God is only concerned with good people. Despite numerous biblical passages and faithful pastors pleading the contrary, there seems to be a natural inclination for us to... Read more

Trump says Covid diagnosis was a ‘blessing from God’

Donald Trump is calling his coronavirus infection a "blessing from God" after making his return to the Oval Office.  He spent three nights in hospital but was back in the White House by Tuesday morning, where he has been continuing his recovery. A memo from the White House on Thursday night announced that the President... Read more

Trump Says Catching COVID-19 was a ‘Blessing from God’ because it Revealed New Treatment Options

Trump Says Catching COVID-19 was a 'Blessing from God' because it Revealed New Treatment Options On Wednesday, President Trump shared his experience with COVID-19 noting that ultimately catching the virus was a blessing in disguise because it revealed what he claims is an extremely effective treatment option.For me, I walked in, I didnt feel good,... Read more

The Blessing of Boundaries – Encouragement for Today – October 6, 2020

October 6, 2020The Blessing of BoundariesLYSA TERKEURST Lee en espaolThe one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. Proverbs 17:27 (NIV)Have you ever found yourself having an out-of-control reaction in response to someone elses out-of-control actions?I understand. Its all so very hard.When I share biblical discernment with someone I... Read more

The Blessing of (Good) Authority: Lessons from a Kings Last Words

Editors’ note:  Take part in TGCs Read the Bible initiative, where were encouraging Christians and churches to read together through Gods Word in a year. People today are scared of authority. Yet should they be? From elementary school through graduate school, Western educators teach us to question authority, the authority of the church because it... Read more

Disruption to Daily Life amid COVID-19 Could Be a Blessing, Chuck Bentley Says

Disruption to Daily Life amid COVID-19 Could Be a Blessing, Chuck Bentley Says The head of a prominent Christian financial ministry says the pandemic could be a blessing for many Americans who were stuck in the wrong job before they were laid off.Chuck Bentley, the CEO of Crown Financial Ministries, said his organization has received... Read more

Dont Forget a Single Blessing | by Max Lucado

Some years back as I was driving my daughter Andrea to middle school, she noticed I was anxious. Why are you so quiet, Dad? I told her I was worried about a book deadline.She asked me, Havent you written other books? Yes, I replied.How many? At that point the answer was fifteen. She responded, have... Read more

Jesus Touch, Blessing, and Joy | by Roy Lessin

“And Jesus came and touched them. Matthew 17:7 (KJV) Jesus touch is like no other. He reaches out to us with the hand of a true servant with the warmth of deep compassion, with the wonder of tender mercies, with the understanding of a caring shepherd, and with the grace of unconditional love. His hands... Read more

A Blessing to Everyone – Words of Blessing | by Phil Ware

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Philemon 1:25 Thought Have you noticed how words of blessing are in such short supply? There is something about our fallen state that makes sarcasm and ridicule easier to use than blessing. But, in God’s family, words are always to be used for the... Read more

The Blessing of Being an Older Mom

Across the developed world, mothers are getting older. Many women choose to delay having children so they can first lay a foundation of financial or relational security, or to pursue a career or personal goals. Other women never intended to be older mothers, but end up in that situation due to infertility, delayed marriage, or... Read more

Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Blessing Head to Gulf Coast to Help Rebuild following Hurricane Laura

Samaritan's Purse, Operation Blessing Head to Gulf Coast to Help Rebuild following Hurricane Laura Samaritan's Purse and Operation blessing have provided much-needed supplies and help to the thousands of residents in Louisiana who were affected by Hurricane Laura.Hurricane Laura is hailed as one of the strongest hurricanes to have ever hit Louisiana, according to Louisiana... Read more

God’s offer of blessing and curse

(Photo: Unsplash/Vincent Battault)As we go through the comforting month of Menachem Av and come towards the month of Ellul, the month of repentance, we study the final book of the Torah, known in Hebrew as Devarim (Words and Things), known in Greek as Deuteronomy. The reason that this Book is called Words and Things is that Moses reminds... Read more

Over 100 Virtual Choirs Cover Elevation Worship’s ‘The Blessing’

Over 100 Virtual Choirs Cover Elevation Worship's 'The Blessing' A worldwide phenomenon has hit the Church today as Christians from across the globe are singing the hit worship song, "The Blessing."In March, the song was first introduced during a live performance at an Elevation Church campus in North Carolina as part of Elevation... Read more

Blessing Bible Searches on Bible Gateway Dramatically Increase In Parallel With the Release of The Blessing Song – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway The Blessing is a song written by Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, and Steven Furtick, which debuted in March 2020 at No. 3 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart, according to Wikipedia. The song’s music video on YouTube has more than 22 million views. [Read the Bible Gateway... Read more

Unexpected blessing emerges from lockdowns in Bangladesh – Mission Network News

Bangladesh (MNN) — Each year, monsoon season brings widespread flooding and displacement to South Asia. So far, torrential rains and mudslides killed 200 people and displaced four million in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Meteorologists say the worlds most populated region will see even more rain this week. Monsoon season is more complicated this year because... Read more

Finding Blessing in Gods Delays – Girlfriends in God – July 21, 2020

July 21, 2020Finding Blessing in Gods DelaysBarb RooseTodays TruthIn her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. And she made a vow, saying, Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servants misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to... Read more

20 Bible Verses That Teach Us about God’s Blessing

Jesus teaches on blessings that dont always sound like blessings, but they are tied to heavenly rewards!9. Matthew 5:2-12 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.Blessed are those who hunger and thirst... Read more

Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes on Injustice, ‘The Blessing’ and Their New Album | RELEVANT Magazine

Like most of the world, Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes had most of their 2020 plans put on hiatus by the global pandemic. The famed worship duo have been putting their lockdown time to good use, working on a few renditions of their hugely popular “The Blessing” and planning a live worship album for... Read more

Pain Can Be Counted as a Blessing – Girlfriends in God – June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020Pain Can Be Counted as a BlessingMary SoutherlandTodays TruthHe gives strength to those who are tired and more power to those who are weak (Isaiah 40:29, NCV).Friend to FriendI love a great movie! To me, a movie is great when good wins over evil, the right guy gets the right girl, nobody gets... Read more

Louie Giglio apologises again over ‘white blessing’ comments as Lecrae tells fans he ‘wasn’t OK’ with it

Louie Giglio was strongly criticised over his comments on racism during a conversation with Lecrae and Dan Cathy(Photo: Instagram/Louie Giglio)Louie Giglio has issued a video message apologising "from my heart" after he said "white privilege" should be re-dubbed "white blessing". The Passion Conference founder sparked outrage after making the comments during a conversation about race with black... Read more

Louie Giglio Apologizes for Suggesting ‘White Privilege’ Be Changed to ‘White Blessing’

Louie Giglio Apologizes for Suggesting 'White Privilege' Be Changed to 'White Blessing' Megachurch pastor Louie Giglio has apologized after suggesting the term white privilege should change to 'white blessing.'The comment came during a discussion on race with Christian rapper Lecrae and Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, according to Faithwire. Earlier this week a two-minute... Read more

Louie Giglio Has Posted a New Video Saying He Is ‘Deeply Sorry’ for His ‘White Blessing’ Comments | RELEVANT Magazine

On Monday, a clip of Louie Giglio, Lecrae and Chick-fil-a CEO Dan Cathy talking about racism began circulating in which Giglio came under enormous criticism for suggesting that “white privilege” could be renamed “white blessing.” There was some confusion over the exact intent of what he said, but the impact was certainly a painful... Read more

The Surprising Blessing of Steak-umm Twitter – Christ and Pop Culture

Corporations have some strong pivot skills. One by one, they hopped on board the were-all-in-this-pandemic-together bandwagon. Youve seen the commercials Im sure. From CarMax to Burger King to Budweiserand even Charminadvertisers have adjusted their messaging to show how much they care about our unprecedented predicament and are oh so very eager to help in our... Read more

Louie Giglio apologises for ‘white blessing’ comments

Louie Giglio discussing race with Lecrae and Dan Cathy(Photo: Instagram/Louie Giglio)Louie Giglio has apologised after suggesting that 'white privilege' instead be called "white blessing". The Passion City Church pastor made the comments during a sit-down conversation on race with rap artist Lecrae and Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy. He said that white Americans understood "the curse that was... Read more

Psalm 91 Blessing | Devotional by Sylvia Gunter

Your life is lived in great spiritual warfare, but you are sheltered in the safe refuge of the Almighty. Be at home in the hiding place of Most High. Rest under His wings (1). He is the Lord, your refuge and fortress. You are defended by His faithfulness as your shield and defense (2). Be... Read more

For Better or Worse: The Surprise Blessing of a Simple Wedding

Only in the past century have extravagant weddings become standard fare for people who arent members of the royalty. But thanks to the pandemic, short engagements and small budgets and simple ceremoniesby far the norm for most of human historymay be making a comeback, at least temporarily. When I married decades ago, my fianc and... Read more

20 Bible Verses That Honor the Blessing of Mothers

Veronica Olson Editor, ChristianHeadlines.com Mothers Day is a wonderful time to draw our attention to our mothers (and mother-figures!) and the important role they have played and continue to play in our lives.We admire our mothers and mother figures for their nurturing, their strength, their kindness, their sacrifice, and perhaps their sense of humor and... Read more

Mothers Day Prayer of Encouragement and Blessing

A Mothers Day Prayer Father, Nothing surprises You, but we are knocked off balance easily as we traverse the road of motherhood. Each stage comes with a rollercoaster of emotion as we watch little people grow and bloom right before our eyes. We watch them struggle, trying to make things easier for them so they dont... Read more

Blessing of Belief and Therapeutic | Devotional by Sylvia Gunter

[ad_1] Father God has promised that He won't ever go away you or forsake you. He has not deserted you. His good love casts out all worry. Relaxation in His love. Obtain out of your heavenly Father all the daddy’s blessing that you just craved out of your earthly father. Be blessed with life-changing encounters... Read more

Lebanon: the blessing of Buchra – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Lebanon (MNN) — Buchra’s story is just not that uncommon for a little one displaced by struggle. What makes it extraordinary is a stranger’s funding in her future. (Photograph courtesy of Coronary heart for Lebanon) As civil struggle swallowed Syria, Buchra and her household fled to Lebanon. Though technically protected,the youngsters weren’t allowed to... Read more