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How to Walk on Water

For many years I have taken the bible story of Jesus walking on water in Matthew 14:22-33 for its literal meaning. Yes, I knew that it was a perfect example of faith; we can do anything once we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. However, as a young Christian I thought that “walking on water” really meant – walking on water. How can anyone have so much faith that they can actually walk on water? How can one’s faith be so big to move mountains? How can one’s faith destroy giants? How can one’s faith overcome the deadly poison of a serpent?   As I matured in Christianity, I realized that I was living a pipe dream. Water, mountains, Goliaths and serpents, just to name a few, seemed to be unbeatable adversaries....

Pray Boldly

Are we still praying the way our parents taught us when we were the age of three? Have we become complacent in the way we pray? Our payers, over time have become safe, unspecific and repetitive. In our prayer life, we have become lazy when we just simply utter prayers like “God, bless my family and friends” or “Thank you Lord for the day”. These types of simple prayer will give you a simple answer. What type of blessing do you want to fall upon your family? What are you thanking God for? Are you thanking Him for the ability to walk, talk or see? When we pray general prayers, we just simply benefit from general answers. Some of you would just leap out of your beds to kneel and...

Bless and Encourage

It is disheartening to always hear parents focus on the negative their children are doing: "David! Why are you talking so loud ", "Cindy! This room is very nasty", "Sam! You lazy child". Have you ever noticed that parents keep on repeating these words over and over. It seems that over the years they keep on saying the same thing. Do you know why? It is because these children have morphed into the very same words that were being said to them over the years. The only difference from then and now is that the children are older and are very good at being loud, nasty or lazy.   I usually conduct classes at a Children's Vacation Bible Camp during the July/August school vacation. When asking the children questions, for me, there...