ChristAlive! Archives: Healing

As a segment producer, my time was constantly, frenetically busy. I would sometimes book a guest and get them into the studio on our set for an interview in the space of a few hours. I thought my job was demanding – and I sometimes resented how relaxed the crew could be...
I assumed God had given me my talents for my own benefit and gain, not realizing he had a greater plan. I did not consider that he could take it all away from me, and indeed he did. I lost my job and went through all my savings over the next six months.
One day I was driving past a sports bar at noontime and felt that the Holy Spirit wanted me to go inside. I was not available in my heart as I pushed the thought aside and drove on. The voice without a voice pressed in on me – so I made one of my many “Holy Spirit u-turns” and went into the bar...
Accolades, advancement, fun work, great people, star-status with the agency… I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Then, for a variety of reasons, it all fell apart...
Recently God lead me to a new full-time job working with recovering drug addicts and alcoholics in early recovery. This work is not new to me for I’ve been doing this for six years now. However, at my former job, the clients I worked with had been at least three months sober and begun a solid recovery program...
What is my reaction to fear and anxiety? How does it work for me?
Every so often we may find a person in our workplace, church, or family who might complain frequently, argue at the drop of a hat, or slander others. We may even need to stand ready to alert this individual, if they begin sharing inappropriately about another, that we really don’t want to hear anything that harms another’s reputation.
TAKE THE CHALLENGE: When I pray, do I truly believe that God hears me and that he will answer?
It was just one of those crazy days at the office; lots of work and little time to do it. Although I had told God earlier the same morning that I would be available, I was hoping his divine appointments would fall to someone else.
God asked Solomon what he would choose if he could have anything in the world. Solomon asked for knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Because Solomon did not ask for wealth or material things, God granted him all three. Solomon went on to become a wealthy man.

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