Harvest in the Midst of the Storm

I grew up with a mango tree on our property which produced great fruit during its season every year. My passion for mangos inspired me to wake up early to gather them. The Lord Jesus Christ has amazing ways of showing us His abundant grace and love through our passions and desires. So it is […]

Psalm 91

Psalm 91 (NLT) 1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High     will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;     he is my God, and I trust him. 3 For he will rescue you from every trap     and protect […]

Encourage Yourself in the Lord

Father, I worship You today, knowing that this is the day You have made. I thank You that no matter what comes against me, You, oh Lord, will not allow me to be tempted above what I can bear. Thank you, Lord, that when the enemy comes against me, You raise up a standard against […]

Spread Your Wings and Arise

There are times in our lives We feel much like A flower struggling to bloom We go through those times Of change and growth Like a caterpillar in a cocoon Nobody can see The Lord’s hidden work Until the day we break through Then we can begin To spread out our wings And arise as […]

You will Shine

Keep Your Crown

Pastors’ Pearls, an interview with Rosemond Anaba

Be sure to read the following portion of Rosemond Anaba’s interview with Pastor Gayla. Many of you will be interested in this next part of Rosemond’s testimony as we experienced a mighty move of God here at Word of Life Christian Center with Rosemond’s husband, Bishop Eastwood Anaba. Read how God sustained and kept her through the tragic […]

Dreams Do Come True

“Could today be the day that I’ve dreamt of since I was a little girl?” Excitement, nervousness, and joy filled my heart as I stood dressed in my fairy-tale gown behind a beautiful wooden gate. All of a sudden the music changed, and in that moment my dream became a reality. As the gate opened, […]

The Joy Exchange

We can all relate to standing in the dreaded “Returns” line at the department store, attempting to bring something back that just isn’t right. Whether it wasn’t the right fit, the right color, or the right style, you wait in line for what seems like an eternity. In fact, you are sure you have sprouted […]

Still Dreaming

Can God trust you with a delayed dream? The great American poet, Langston Hughes, asked: What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run?…1 Scripture states: “Hope deferred maketh the heart sick…” (Proverbs 13:12 KJV). Unfortunately, life circumstances have a […]