I cried and cried. We didn’t tell anyone but the Lord. I spent time talking to God about what he had asked us to do. He wanted us to move to a new city where we didn’t know anyone, make sacrifices and yet here we were in this situation. I remember being brutally honest with the Lord in my prayer time.
When it seems like our prayers aren’t being answered
We do not need to fear the enemy, including when he seems relentless and our defense doesn't seem to be working. Truthfully speaking, the enemy lost at the cross. He lost the war, but he doesn't like to give up in the battle. How much more should we, who won the war in Christ, not give up in the battle? Why do we say, "Oh well. Jesus won the war, so who cares if we lose this battle?"
Is This How We Pray for Others?
I am in the middle of writing a bible study on Colossians. I have been studying Paul's prayer for the Colossians. The first sentence of his prayer says it all — “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you...." Okay. So, Paul first hears about the …
Judge Not? What Did Jesus Mean?
No one likes that feeling of being judged. It feels terrible to know that someone doesn't like you based on a decision or even just based on hearsay and gossip. Just not wanting to be judged is enough to make me not want to make anyone else feel that way! But, what did Jesus actually mean by judge not, lest you be judged? Well, as with anything we hear anyone say, we need to take it within the context of what he was saying at the time, as well as with what he taught consistently throughout his ministry. We also need to read it in the context of the full counsel of the Word of God.
Can One Prophet Save the Nation?
So, I am kind of free-thought writing this tonight. I have a lot of thoughts and feelings on what is happening in our nation. For my international readers- that would be the USA. Leading up to the election and beyond, I have quietly mused and reflected on all that was happening in the spirit realm …
40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 32 – Fearless
We fast because we are fixing our eyes on the one who loves us. We fast because we do not want to walk in fear. We fast, because we are asking the Lord to deliver us in our weaknesses. We fast, because we believe the Lord when he promises us to answer us and to give us breakthroughs. We fast, because God calls us to fast. We trust he knows what is best.
40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 29- Promises of Fasting
Click for day 1 with fasting tips Today, our prayer focus is for the Lord God to expose corruption in the board room. We are asking the Lord to oppose dishonest scales and dishonest business and to expose the corrupt funding of evil in the U.S. We walk by faith, not by sight. When you …
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40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 28 – Pray for Our Pastors and Teachers
Your fasting matters. Don't let the devil tell you it won't do anything! It will tear down his kingdom and build up the Lord's kingdom. God uses humble men and women of God to do his will. When we fast and pray we include God in the relationship, instead of trying to do everything ourselves without him. We cannot win this battle apart from prayer and fasting, and when we do, it may look way different than we anticipate. This is why we must press into the throne of grace. God will give us strength in our inner beings to walk with Christ in our hearts through faith. (Eph 3)
40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 12 – The Coming Tests
Victorious. There is a victory to be had by those who trust in the name of the Lord! Our treasures will be stored up in heaven where moth and rust do not steal and thieves do not break in. The thief cannot take our heavenly treasure. Be faithful.
40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 11 First Love
Today, as we enter day 11 of our 40 day fast, we begin to read the prophetic words of Jesus to the 7 churches in Revelation. Jesus knows us inside and out. He knows the spiritual state of us as individuals and he knows the spiritual state of churches corporately. In order to have Jesus' …
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