Kathy Gray's blog

A light for you this Christmas

I love the Christmas story and the many promises all wrapped up in Jesus’ birth! Isaiah 9:2 reads, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.”

He is light and he is LIFE. Isaiah 9:6-7 says He is the Son who was given to us! He is the Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

Everything we want or need is all wrapped up in Him!

Do you need wisdom? He is your Counselor. Do you need divine intervention? He is the Almighty!

Receive hope and receive your healing

Are you hurting or in pain? Is there a loved one in your life that’s sick? Sickness doesn’t always come in the form of disease – sometimes it’s your heart or soul that’s sick. No matter what the situation, there is Great Physician available for you and his name is Jesus.

Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” He is the One who “went throughout Galilee… healing every disease and sickness among the people.” Whether you’re physically sick or heart sick, he is the Doctor you need. (See Matthew 9:11, 4:23.)

How to keep your fire burning in difficult times

There are two kinds of fire in life - the good Holy Spirit fire that helps us burn for the Lord and the fire of affliction, adversity, pain and sorrow. For some, fiery trials can be fire-quenchers, squelching your godly fire out. For others, trials can strengthen the very fiber of your being.

You can go through the trials and come out with your Holy Spirit fire burning bright – or you can allow the fires of adversity to snuff out any smoldering wick you may have left. You have to decide that trial and tribulation will not rob you of your calling and your hope.

Seize the opportunity for goodness

There is an opportunity at hand to do something good! The Bible encourages us, “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10

When God sends opportunity, He also sends a responsibility. We are responsible to respond to the moment! When the chance comes your way to do something good, you’ve got to grab it and do it and take good care of the people in your life – especially other believers.

Faith that treasures

I’m compiling a prayer book for my dad, filled with pictures of those dear to him: family, friends, our wonderful staff pastors at World Revival Church… Though he’s in his later years, his faith is strong. He’s expecting great things as he brings these treasured names and faces before the throne of grace. Wouldn’t you like to be on his list?

There is a faith that treasures.  If you love and serve the Lord, you are HIS treasured possession. He will fight for you, watch over you and protect you as someone near and dear to Him.

Leave the past behind and embrace your future

Are you struggling to connect with your future? It may be a simple matter of letting go of the old so you can reach into the new! It starts with a decision…

“Burning Ships Upon the Shore” is a song my husband, Pastor Steve Gray wrote several years ago. Written from years of experience trusting the Lord, many were encouraged in their faith when he sang it this weekend at World Revival Church.

Recover your hope and rejoice!

Have you felt like your life was “on hold”? Perhaps you’ve been praying about a situation for a long, long time and still not seen the breakthrough. Your hope has been deferred and you’re wondering why.

If you’re sensing that the blessings of God are overdue or delayed, I want to encourage you with a prophetic word I shared recently at World Revival Church.

Your hope has been deferred, but it’s not been by the hand of an enemy or because of a mistake or failure in your life. Your hope has been deferred by the loving hand of God.

I Need You, Lord!

It takes faith to say, “I need You, Lord!” Faith that’s bold enough to declare I can’t do this on my own. I need a Shepherd. I need my heavenly Father to watch over me. Do you have enough faith to say that with me?

Are you living in poverty simply because you won’t confess to the Lord your need for Him? It’s too easy in our society to become independent. It’s a “need of nothing” kind of attitude that will keep you back from all God has for you.

A Prophetic Flow to the Nations

I love it when the prophetic flows in our services at World Revival Church! We had a wonderful moment of prophecy during Sunday morning’s Revival Wired service. This is an interactive global service that connects us with churches literally around the world.

Prophecy is meant to build us, strengthen us and gird us up. It’s based on the Word of God and is a confirmation of what God is doing in the earth. We are on display for the world to see His wisdom, and the prophetic can help us move in that.

A Prayer of Agreement

Something powerful happens when people come together in agreement. Prayers get answered when we agree to walk together!

The Bible says “if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.  For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:19, 20)

What an amazing promise! Let’s look a little closer at what this scripture is really saying…