Articles by Lisa Cooke

Let Your Requests Be Made Known by Lisa Cooke

Let Your Requests Be Made Known Lisa Cooke Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. - Philippians 4:6 The above passage is a favored Bible verse for many of God’s children. To be told that we ... read more

And Let The King Of Glory Enter by Lisa Cooke

And Let The King Of Glory Enter Lisa Cooke Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Psalm 24:7 It’s Christmas time. For many of us, it’s a season of remembering that Jesus is the Son ... read more

Stars in My Eyes by Lisa Cooke

Stars in My Eyes Lisa Cooke One of the things I love to do when Tony and I visit Rocky Mountain National Park is to go into the park late at night, away from city lights, and look at the night sky with the uncountable number of stars. Those stars, ... read more

The Greatness Temptation by Lisa Cooke

The Greatness Temptation Lisa Cooke Greatness. The internal itch to amount to something in life. I would guess practically every human being has this deep desire to be known for some type of accomplishment or skill, or natural beauty. We admire those who have achieved greatness in some form in ... read more

Your Creative Best by Lisa Cooke

Your Creative Best Lisa Cooke I read these words today from The Message Bible: “Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life” (Gal 6:5). We have each been given a “not to be wasted” span of days on this earth to ... read more

The Days We Were Made For by Lisa Cooke

The Days We Were Made For Lisa Cooke Psalm 139:14-16 is a treasured portion of Scripture for many. It begins, “For you formed my inward parts…” and proceeds to describe God’s participation in our formation from our mothers’ wombs. This is important for all of us to understand if we ... read more

It’s All Yours by Lisa Cooke

I could tell there was something the Holy Spirit wanted to say through me to a brother who is actively believing for healing from a particular disease, but I didn’t know what it was until I stood directly in front of him. The next thing I knew, these words were coming out of my mouth: “It’s all yours.” That’s all I said to him but he understood exactly what I meant. To “get what he is so ready to give” reminds us of the attitude that the Godhead has toward us. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are of the same frame of mind with an eternal willingness to give mercy and help. ... read more

The Five Loaves and Two Fish Life by Lisa Cooke

The Five Loaves and Two Fish Life Lisa Cooke Do you ever feel like the little boy in the midst of the huge crowd from John 6:9, offering Jesus your “five loaves and two fish”? You know in your heart that what you are giving up for the sake of ... read more

Righteousness and Peace Kiss Each Other by Lisa Cooke

Righteousness and Peace Kiss Each Other Lisa Cooke “Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.” – Psalm 85:10 “And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.” – Isaiah 32:17 Peace. That wonderful quality of calm and serenity ... read more

Unity, Not Uniformity by Lisa Cooke

Unity, Not Uniformity Lisa Cooke Marriage is the unique opportunity for two people to become one flesh, as Mark 10:7 puts it, quoting Genesis 2:24. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” Becoming one flesh ... read more

A Very Present Help in Trouble by Lisa Cooke

A Very Present Help in Trouble Lisa Cooke Who doesn’t have trouble at some point in their lives? We know that many are the afflictions of the righteous, but we also know that He delivers us out of them all. That deliverance may not happen instantaneously however, and our “time ... read more

Now More Than Ever by Lisa Cooke

Now More Than Ever Lisa Cooke Now more than ever, it is imperative to have “the power of an endless life” (Hebrews 7:16) at work within us. With headlines bringing news of pervasive distress, terrorist activities, and countless other current events, we feel the urgency to ever be pressing toward ... read more

An Honestly Lived Life by Lisa Cooke

An Honestly Lived Life Lisa Cooke “Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit is no deceit.” (Psalm 32:2) The New Living Translation puts it this way: “Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are ... read more

The Reward of the Gift by Lisa Cooke

The Reward of the Gift Lisa Cooke In the fourth chapter of Philippians, a “fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God” has arrived from the Philippians to Paul through Epaphroditus. This is not the first time the they have sent aid to Paul as he journeyed through the ... read more

Through the Church by Lisa Cooke

Through the Church Lisa Cooke Church. The word by itself evokes a powerful image in the mind of most Americans. We imagine a building with a steeple, a gathering of like-minded people, the place people go to worship on Sunday or Saturday, at least on Easter or Christmas. Love it ... read more

Your Father’s Good Pleasure by Lisa Cooke

Your Father’s Good Pleasure Lisa Cooke “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32). Oh that we could truly fathom the depth of this statement! What an incredible difference it would bring to our lives if we would but accept ... read more

My Grace is Sufficient For You by Lisa Cooke

My Grace is Sufficient For You Lisa Cooke In these days, what do we need as believers more than anything else in this world? How about the need for a personal realization of the power of God resting upon us as stated in 2 Corinthians 12:9, where Paul is describing ... read more

The Beauty of Holiness by Lisa Cooke

The Beauty of Holiness Lisa Cooke For many of us, worshiping God is a favorite activity, one mostly experienced through music and singing, or prayer and contemplation. As we grow in spiritual maturity, we realize that worshiping God is not to be one of many activities, but is to be ... read more

To Savor the Things of God by Lisa Cooke

To Savor the Things of God Lisa Cooke We have a choice to make in what we “savor;” what we delight in or take pleasure in. We can choose the things that be of God, or the things that be of men. Unconsciously we make those decisions all day long ... read more

Think It Not Strange by Lisa Cooke

I think it is significant to always remember that the things we are suffering are also being experienced by others. An angle the devil likes to use against us is that we are the only ones suffering “this much” which can lead to self-pity, becoming a roadblock to our faith. ...read more

Own the Mercy! by Lisa Cooke

Matthew Henry’s commentary on Philippians 4:2-9 had this portion that caught my eye today as I was studying. He says, “We must join thanksgiving with prayers and supplications; not only seek supplies of good, but own the mercies we have received.” ...read more

See How Much the Father Has Loved Us by Lisa Cooke

See How Much the Father Has Loved Us Lisa Cooke “See how much the Father has loved us! His love is so great that we are called God’s children—and so, in fact, we are” (1 John 3:1 GNT). Among the many things I’m thinking about this holiday season is this ... read more