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!
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 NLT Yesterday we looked at moving closer to God. James talked about purifying the heart. David found himself in a predicament. He examined his life and took a look at his heart. He was unhappy with the condition of … Continue reading Clean Before God
Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. James 4:8 NLT When you care for someone, you want to keep the individual close. When parents are in a crowd with their small children, they … Continue reading Move Closer
Yesterday we said goodbye to 2020 and today we welcome 2021. We have no idea what 2021 holds but the God who holds the future guides our lives. Deuteronomy 31:8 says, “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34 NLT The end of another year! 2020 has been a year like no other and it will be these experiences that we will talk about for the remainder of our lives. But as difficult as this year has been, … Continue reading Not Alone