Graham Cooke

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From Goodness to Glory

We all have hardships and challenges in our lives that sometimes threaten to overwhelm us.  Circumstances that, in the moment, seem so dire that we feel like they are going to swallow us whole.  It’s so easy to see circumstances only in the context of the difficulties they contain, but...

Crafting A Prayer

Prayer is not meant to be used like a fisherman’s net to trawl for the will of God. Instead, we use prayer to pray the will of God, and that brings us into a place of faith and proclamation. We grow in confidence in the will of God, as our...

Practice Delight Not Desperation.

 The presence of God empowers our rejoicing and thanksgiving. We’re learning to delight ourselves in the Lord and grow in our rejoicing so that we’ll never be desperate for Him again. When we entertain negativity, we make an agreement with redundancy and downside the majesty of God. But when...

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

  Happy Thanksgiving to my Brilliant Community. As you gather today with your loved ones, be sure that in the hustle and bustle of preparing dishes, traveling, organizing and hosting, you make time for rejoicing and worship. After all, rejoicing, thanksgiving and worship are the language of Heaven. Invite Heaven into your midst today and step...

You Have Every Reason To Give Thanks.

Rejoicing is the earthly manifestation of the Kingdom, making us carriers of joy wherever we go. When we discover how we are inextricably linked to joy, the pleasure and delight of God fills our lives and we learn to live every day under His smile. Joy is one of the...

4 Brilliant Resources for Practicing Gratitude

As the year progresses, it’s important to make some time to reflect on how things are changing, what remains the same, and what is on the horizon.   Most importantly in these times of reflection, it’s important to consider all there is to be thankful for, and acknowledge the countless blessings from God...

The Greatest of these is Love

Many of us believers have 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 memorized.  So many songs of worship have been sung on a Sunday morning with those faithful lyrics :  “4 Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; 5 love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep...