There was a man named Jabez who was more honorable than any of his brothers. His mother named him Jabez because his birth had been so painful. He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that and keep me from all trouble and pain!” And God granted him his request. 1 Chronicles … Continue reading Be Honorable
Paul wrote most of the New Testament. He traveled extensively and established a number of churches on his missionary journeys. The church in Philippi was one of those churches. The letter to the Philippians was one of joy. Yet in the midst of this joyous letter we find, “Don’t be pulled in different directions or … Continue reading Saturated in Prayer
Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Colossians 4:2 NLT One important component in living a life that pleases God is prayer. Prayer is our conversation with God. In prayer you have the opportunity to walk in relationship with God. 1 Chronicles 16:11 says, “Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His … Continue reading Devoted to Prayer
May you hear the humble and earnest requests from me and your people Israel when we pray toward this place. Yes, hear us from heaven where you live, and when you hear, forgive. 2 Chronicles 6:21 NLT This was part of Solomon's prayer when they were dedicating the temple. Solomon recognized that the temple … Continue reading Not Until You Ask!
And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for. 1 John 5:14-15 NLT It's so encouraging to know that God hears our prayers. Sometimes, … Continue reading Confidence in God
When you live in uncertain times, you need to have a place to find help and strength. Everyday seems to unleash new problems and new struggles. You look to those you respect to for support, but they need support for themselves. You look to the leaders of the land and although they are trying their … Continue reading Promises from a Faithful God
“And in the midst of everything be always giving thanks, for this is God’s perfect plan for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 TPT This is a powerful word from a mighty man of God. On the service it appears easy. After all we all love to give thanks for the good things … Continue reading God’s Perfect Plan
In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success. Proverbs 3:6 TLB The previous verse says to trust God and don’t depend on what you feel or see. There is a reward when you put God first. Now that is not as easy as it appears … Continue reading Put God First
A few days ago, I was sitting in the backyard and I saw some birds at play. They were flying back and forth, chirping and having a good time. The issues in our world didn’t bother them or make them sad. They flew from place to place, pecking here and pecking there. Then one bird … Continue reading God Cares For You!
Take delight in the Lord and he will give you your heart’s desires. Psalms 37:4 NLT David says to take delight in the Lord. When you delight in something or someone it brings great joy to your heart. You are happy in the presence of that person. Psalm 1:2 says, “But they delight in the law … Continue reading Blessed by God