Everyone Who Asks Receives

Greetings from The Inspiration Cafe! Everyone Who Asks Receives                                                                                         By Adele M. Gill                                                                                               www.theinspirationcafeblog.net  “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.                       For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and, to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”  Luke 11:9-10   [NIV] ____________________________________ Does prayer really change things? I think so, but consider this…   I have a close friend who prays about just about everything. She is very connected to God in prayer, and has had many prayers powerfully answered in miraculous ways. Once I asked her for the reason for her peace and joy, and she did not hesitate: “God is the reason for my very being. Everything I have, everything I am, everything I am able to do is because of the love of Jesus.” It is easy to wonder how someone can have such simple faith in this turbulent world. But today’s Holy Scripture goes a long way to...

Truth Famine in the Media Age

By Adele M. Gill “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 Like many people, some days I get my news on the run, other days I track down specific stories in my quest for corroborative “truth,” and the gravity of the collective negativity seems all consuming. Yet, in this age of information technology, why is it that finding truth seems like an impossible task? We are, indeed living in what I call the TRUTH FAMINE. Sometimes it is so easy to get swept up in the tumultuous culture we live in election campaigns, politics, terrorism, urban violence, etc…However, it is extreme folly to think we can truly understand and change this sordid world on our own. We need God’s help to effect positive change in this world. It is noteworthy that the present day media is filled with negativity, half-truths, and extreme political slants. This is making ‘real’ news ever harder to recognize, as we are in the midst of a TRUTH FAMINE in the new media age. So what can ordinary people do to sort out fact from fiction and effect positive change? Perhaps change in this world can best be accomplished by following three simple steps: 1)      Always cross reference your news. 2)      Pray for discernment and specifically for your concerns. 3)      Faithfully read the Bible daily Some years ago, I stopped watching the news on TV, however, I do admit that I have been known to get my cross referenced daily news updates from a...