“But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.” Luke 18:13 NLT In Luke 18, Jesus told a parable about two people who went to the … Continue reading Be Humble
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
Then Asa cried out to the Lord his God, “O Lord, no one but you can help the powerless against the mighty! Help us, O Lord our God, for we trust in you alone. It is in your name that we have come against this vast horde. O Lord, you are our God; do not let mere men prevail against you!” … Continue reading He Prayed! God Moved!
Many times in conversation, you encounter the word then. It makes you stop because you have to know what came before to fully understand the "then". If you just continue on, you will be lacking in understanding. The Apostle Paul began Philippians 4:7 with then. It says, “then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will make … Continue reading Then. . .