Entries by Melanie Stone

Testimonies from Mexico

By Ruth Martinez-Ost A pastoral couple had serious marriage problems and were on the verge of separation As we were finishing up one day, Vic said to the husband, “just treat and love your wife, like Christ loved the Church”. All the lights went on, from that moment forward everything changed in their marriage, family […]

What Would Love Do?

“Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith.” I Timothy 1:5 One purpose for God’s commandments is to reveal the goodness of God. Then we can know Him better – His character, His values, His behavior. We can learn what is upright, what […]

Give On and With Purpose

“So let each of you give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” II Corinthians 9:7 We’re not all that different from God – who would want to receive a gift from someone who didn’t want to give it? Not me! To receive something from […]

God’s Purpose For Your Life

“We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 God has a purpose, a reason, for your life. One purpose is to know His love, to receive it and to share it. We have a purpose in existing […]

Is There Not a Cause?

“… Is there not a cause?” I Samuel 17:29 The Philistines were an enemy of Israel, Israel being the people group God chose to reveal Himself to, make covenant with, and bring His Son into the world through. Saul was king over Israel. Goliath was a champion of the Philistine army who challenged any one […]

God Moves On Purpose

“… I have purposed it; I will also do it.” Isaiah 46:11 The purpose is the reason why something is done or why something is created. The purpose can give motivation to the action required to accomplish a matter. When God acts, He acts with purpose. God doesn’t do anything unless there is a reason. […]

Overcoming Fear

There will be times in everyone’s life when they will be invaded by the spirit of fear! There are all kinds of circumstances & situations that may pop up in our lives unexpectedly that will cause you to doubt and fear. It’s so important to understand the influence fear can have and how it works against us […]

God’s Covenant With You

“The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant.” Psalm 25:14 All of the promises God has made to you are based on this very thing – His covenant. The covenant is a binding union, not just an agreement, but a UNION where God has chosen […]

Your Hands Are Conductors

“…they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Mark 16:18 Jesus is the one who told His followers to lay hands on the sick to minister healing in His name. In Jesus’ ministry, physical contact brought transference of power, or anointing. The same will happen for those who represent Him today. The […]