September 5, 2018

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. — James 1:5-6
I don't know about you, but I seldom have all the information I need to make a good decision about anything. Unfortunately, I've made a lot of past decisions regardless. I don't need to tel...

August 29, 2018

The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. — Psalm 18:2-3

Notice these personal and possessive words of strength used by King David to describe the LORD in this Psalm: my rock, my fortress, my deliverer, my shield, the horn of my salvation, my stronghold, the one who sav...

August 22, 2018

"O Lord, hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I pray to no one but you. Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly." — Psalm 5:1-3

George Mueller (1805-1898) of Bristol, England, obtained the English equivalent of almost ten million dollars in his lifetime through prayer for his homes for orphans. He never asked anyone but God to provi...

August 15, 2018

"O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help. Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord; hear my urgent cry. I will call to you whenever I'm in trouble, and you will answer me." — Psalm 86:5-7

Psalm 86 is a Psalm of Supplication and Trust. It's a beautiful Psalm of David about prayer.
Have you ever been in trouble? Boy, I have, big time! Sometimes it was not my fault, but most of the time it was. Befor...

August 9, 2018

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:6-7

This is one of the best "calm me down" scriptures that I know and it has to do with prayer. It reminds me to let God do the worrying when things are not working out ver...

July 26, 2018

"Thus says the LORD who made the earth, the LORD who formed it to establish it, the LORD is His name, "Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know."
— Jeremiah 33:2-3

God speaks to us through the prophet about prayer. Why do we emphasize prayer in the church? Because the church is at the center of God's plan for the world. The church has the important task of helping to build God's kingdom and bring...

March 14, 2018

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
Max Lucado is one of our most contemporary inspirational Christian writers. A former pastor and author of many books and devotionals, he writes about our God, who listens to His children when we speak:

"You can talk to God because God listens. Yo...

March 7, 2018

". . . if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." — 2 Chronicles 7:14
"Quid pro quo" is a Latin expression which means an equal exchange, or "a this for that." It speaks of something that is given or received for something else. It can also be expressed, "If you will then I will." It's also a legal...

February 7, 2018

"I will bring them to my holy mountain of Jerusalem and will fill them with joy in my house of prayer. I will accept their burnt offerings and sacrifices, because my Temple will be called a house of prayer for all nations." - Isaiah 56:7
Have you ever thought about starting a House of Prayer in your church? We did, and God is not only answering our prayers, but He is moving us into a deeper relationship with Him.

I don't believe we can ever talk too muc...

December 7, 2017

"And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?" — Luke 18:7-8
Twenty-three years ago, I found myself sitting at the plaintiff's table in U. S. Federal District Court with two very capable attorneys from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). L...

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