A-1 - Encouraged by What You Read?

Every weekend, when I was growing up in Baltimore, Maryland, I would go visit my grandmother. Because it was the weekend, my grandmother would let me watch television, and I would watch whatever the shows were in the mid-1950s. If it ever started to thunder, my grandmother would say, “Tony!”

Even though I knew what she was going to tell me, I would reply, “What, Grandma?”

Then she would tell me to turn the television off. Yet, I would not allow the discussion to end there. I usually protested with, “Why?”

“You know why,” she would answer. “‘Cause God’s talking!”

“Grandma,” I countered, “God is not talking. I’m in the middle of this show.” It was then that she appeared in the doorway of the room, and I knew that if I didn’t obey her right away, she would be angry.

What I want to suggest to you is this: often we cannot see God’s hand at work behind the wind and clouds in our lives. However, let me assure you that the spiritual realm is real. God is the one who is ultimately responsible for everything that touches our lives.

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Who can say that the wind is not the result of several angels flapping their wings? My grandma wouldn’t deny it! I believe that when you pray about the weather, you are doing the right thing because God releases legions of angels into the earth’s atmosphere to do His bidding.

If angels are so powerful, shouldn’t we look for them? No, the eyes of our hearts and minds need to be fixed on Jesus alone. The author of Hebrews told us, “He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power” (Hebrews 1:3). He is the one who meets you at every turn in life with open arms of love and acceptance.

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About The Author

Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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