The Burden of Betrayal
“I have been betrayed.” Everyone has uttered those words at one time or another in life. A friend of mine recently wrote her dissertation on the premise that anyone who is serious about being a leader in the Body of Christ has experienced a major betrayal from someone close to them – and we know of the betrayal Jesus Himself experienced. A few years ago, I attended a spiritual retreat at a place called Shrine Mont in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The experience and the a
Miracles Still Happen
We are not promised tomorrow. We are not even promised our next breath. These truths became clear to Pam Dumont when she discovered her husband, Jim, lying on the street without a heartbeat. In full-time ministry for more than 30 years, this couple never faced a crisis like this. They had traveled from Pennsylvania to Maine to take their turn caring for Jim’s mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease. As Pam cooked over the stove, Jim asked how long it would be until dinner. “Maybe
Isik Abla: Craig's "Seven Keys" Teaches Shortcuts to Hearing God
Foreword to Seven Keys to Hearing God's Voice: As a new Muslim covert, when I first came to Christ I was not familiar with the voice of God. The church I attended didn’t teach about hearing from God. The Holy Spirit wasn’t emphasized. Then to my surprise, I started hearing God’s inner voice. I was hearing His gentle whisper and it was very sweet. But I didn’t know how to continue my relationship with Him. I didn’t know how to grow without any teaching or discipleship tool tha
The Man with the Issue of Blood
It was an issue of blood -- but not blood only. You see, the diabetes that wracked my friend Dick's body had also damaged his liver and destroyed his kidneys. But it was the issue of blood -- the lack of circulation -- that made Dick's trial most evident to rest of us. This was especially true in the past year when he underwent surgery to amputate his leg. The diabetes that he had fought so valiantly for these many years finally claimed Dick's life on a beautiful day in May.
Facing Death: "Peace in the Valley of the Shadow" - Craig's Devotional on CBN.com
As a hospital chaplain, I helped several people face death. Today on CBN.com I share one of those stories — and how God’s grace brought peace to this person in her final moments: “Peace in the Valley of the Shadow” “Why has God done this to me?” That question was posed to me by this angry woman lying in a hospital bed. As one of the chaplains, I was called on to meet with this lady, though I was given no information concerning what she wanted to talk about. “I’m only in my la
Craig's New Online Course: Coming Soon!
SAVE THE DATE: This Friday, June 8th! You are invited to be a part of the audience for an exciting video recording of Dr. Craig von Buseck's upcoming online course, "Seven Keys to Hearing God's Voice"! He will be recording these classes on Friday, June 8th beginning at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 9th beginning at 9 a.m. The video recording will take place at Living Destiny Church, 6204 North Military Highway in Norfolk, Virginia. Do you want to learn to hear God's voice? Do you
How to Do Soaking Prayer
You can seek the Lord through soaking prayer anywhere, and at any time. Soaking prayer can be done in a church service, or in a cell group, youth group, or Sunday school class. You can be alone, or with your spouse, or children. Or you can invite friends to your home and you can take turns praying for one another. Many people like to go into a private room, lock the door and lie down on the floor as they prepare to enter into the presence of God. When you soak, you might want
Is Soaking Prayer in the Bible
Unfortunately, some Christians today become nervous at the mention of words like ‘soaking prayer’, ‘contemplative prayer’, ‘meditation’, or ‘quietness’ because of their modern association with New Age or occult practices. So it is important to distinguish between the biblical concept of ‘soaking prayer’ and any pagan counterfeits. As in all doctrinal issues, we can discern between Christian prayer and New Age or occult rituals by looking to the Scriptures. While the term ‘soa
Hearing God's Voice: Be in the Audience for the Video Recording of Craig's New Online Course
You are invited to be a part of the audience for an exciting video recording of Dr. Craig von Buseck's upcoming online course, "Seven Keys to Hearing God's Voice"! He will be recording these classes on Friday, June 8th beginning at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 9th beginning at 9 a.m. The video recording will take place at Living Destiny Church, 6204 North Military Highway in Norfolk, Virginia. Do you want to learn to hear God's voice? Do you need to know God's direction for your
What is Soaking Prayer?
The Holy Spirit is moving in the earth today and God is inviting His people to pursue Him like never before. Our Heavenly Father desires communion with His children. He desires for believers to come into a place of intimacy with Him through prayer, worship and meditation. As the psalmist declares: This is the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face… (Ps. 24:6a, NASB) King David was a man after God’s heart and he longed for the presence of the Lord. He wrote of th