He said, “Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. 2 Chronicles 20:15 NLT One day King Jehoshaphat was sitting at home, minding his business when he … Continue reading This Is God’s Fight!
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. Psalm 34:17 NKJV There are so many stories of abuse at the hands of parents because their babies were crying. Crying serves a purpose in the baby’s life. With the absence of language, the baby has one trumpet to sound to alert the … Continue reading The Lord Hears You
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. Matthew 6:13 NKJV Everyone faces temptation in their life but the power to overcome temptation does not lie in us. So it is important for us to seek help … Continue reading Power and Glory
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Matthew 6:12 NKJV Many times we don’t think of forgiveness as part of prayer, but it is. Jesus included forgiveness in His model. He prayed forgive us our debts; this is not pertaining to a financial arrangement between people. The debt referred to here is transgressions … Continue reading Forgive To Be Forgiven
Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11 NKJV When you think of bread, you think of an item that is a necessary component of life. The bread here is everything necessary to sustain life since God is the one who provides what we need from day to day. This petition tells us that … Continue reading Give Us This Day!
Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 NKJV Yesterday we looked at Jesus as began His model prayer while He was teaching His disciples how to pray. In this verse, He prayed, "Your will be done.” This is a biggie when you pray. There are countless … Continue reading Your Will be Done!
In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Matthew 6:9 NKJV Jesus had twelve disciples and they looked at Him and saw something in His life that amazed them. They observed the quality of His prayer life. It created a yearning in their hearts so one of them went to … Continue reading Hallowed Be Your Name!
There is an animal tale that tells a story about a pig. The duck and cow felt saddened with the pig’s living conditions. They decided to do what they could to make his home comfortable. After some discussion, they devised a plan. They noticed that he didn’t have a parlor so they repurposed some apple … Continue reading Don’t Crave the Past!
Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of the entire community of Israel, and he lifted his hands in prayer. 2 Chronicles 6:12 NLT "St. Therese of Lisieux said, “Prayer is a surge of the heart, it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, … Continue reading Leading By Example
So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” Hebrews 13:6 NLT Have you ever listened to a doting a child speak about his father? You will think that the man is invincible! He is stronger than Superman! More intelligent than Albert Einstein! There … Continue reading Change Your Focus!