When Deliverance Doesn’t Come When You Want

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me”—2 Corinthians 12:8-9 (NIV). We live in a time where people want instant gratification. Anything we can think of is at our fingertips. We … [Read more...]

(AUDIO) “Stay Connected” Sermon

My wonderful pastor allowed me the opportunity to preach for our noon day service today, and this is the message the Lord gave me. I was so grateful to God for confirming my message when I saw this video from Dr. Tony Evans earlier this morning. God is so kind. "Stay Connected" Jeremiah 20:7-9; Hebrews 4:12 from Lauren Jones on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

What Does the Lord Require of Me?

Yesterday, I had a meltdown. My children and I were getting ready to leave for school and work, and we headed downstairs so they could eat breakfast. Well, on this morning, my children did not want to wait for their waffles to cook. As soon as I put the frozen waffles in the oven, my son and daughter started crying hysterically. I reached my tolerance level and out of frustration handed them a … [Read more...]