Praying For One Another

James 5:16   “….pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” It’s easy to pray for those who encourage, affirm, support and bless me. It’s a different story with those who malign, undermine, falsely accuse whether knowingly or unknowingly.  James doesn’t make a distinction as…

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Cravings

Matt. 5:6  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. There are times when a craving for a specific food or drink comes and nothing will satisfy or quench it without that for which I’ve craved.  Attempts to satisfy those cravings  with something else often results in disappointment, the alternates…

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Expected End

Eph. 1:18  “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened;….” There are occasions when circumstances and/or challenges confront us which would create anxiety, doubts, uncertainties, fear or discouragement.  When those occur, be encouraged to pray the Word and in particular that “my eyes would be opened to the hope (expected end) of Your call on my life”.…

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His Kingdom Come

Luke 11:2 So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. The disciples asked Jesus to “teach us to pray” which we have His response in providing a guide for our prayers as disciples of the…

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In The House

2 Kings 4:2   “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” When confronted by all kinds of challenges that are designed to detour, delay or destroy our destiny we can often feel overwhelmed and on the brink of hopelessness.  In such instances reminding ourselves that we belong to…

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With All Boldness

Acts 4:29 “…..grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word”. One of the most glaring distinctive traits of the early disciples of Jesus was boldness!  Whereas prior they were insecure, intimidated and fearful; as a result of the empowerment by the Holy Spirit (Acts 2), they become bold as lions.…

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Acceptable Words

Psalms 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. Words have great power, they can sustain and strengthen or sink us!  David and other Psalmist as did Solomon penned a lot about words.   Our words have power to bring…

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His Great Faithfulness

Lamentations 3:23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “Great is Thy Faithfulness, O God my Father. . . .”  These opening words to an old hymn have proven true throughout the ages, even before Thomas Chisholm penned them in 1925.  The entire hymn unveils the heart of the Father toward the apex of…

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All Things, Really?

Phil. 4:13   I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. It’s interesting how we can read something, especially scripture, viewing a particular portion or even a few words in a verse and then come to understanding while seeing that same portion from another perspective. For many years my focus on this particular verse was…

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Blessing The Lord?

Psalms 103:1, 2   Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Think of it, the Creator of the universe encourages us to “bless” Him.  If there’s breath in you, you have the opportunity to bless the One Who…

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