Romans 12:12 NIV Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
The most difficult assignment I write is the poem for my mother’s Christmas card. There are several reasons–which I will highlight in future posts–why this recurring task is my most challenging. But, for all my assignments, here is a way I ease the process. Pray: God needs to be on every page […]
Romans 8:25-26 NIV But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
Psalm 37:4 ESV Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. James 5:16b NKJV The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
“By biblical standards, reverencing a pastor means honoring him with your words, actions, and thoughts; encouraging, praying for, and building him up. But most important…a pastor is an important advocate, a shepherd who helps guide us in our walk with Christ.” A Jane Austen Devotional 1 Corinthians 9:14 MSG …the […]
1 Thessalonians 5:17 NIV “pray continually,” There is nothing lower case about this command. Although nestled between “rejoice always” and “givie thanks in all circumstances” and set-off by commas, it contains no true pause. To “pray continually” is like breathing–automatic, sustaining, and essential.
“Whatever occupies your mind most of the time becomes your god.” from Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young 1 Kings 18:16-39 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah. When he saw Elijah, he said to him, “Is that […]
“…remember honoring our parents is not just about how we treat them; it is a glimpse of how we respect God.” from A Jane Austen Devotional John 5:17, 19-20 NIV “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working…Very truly I tell you, […]
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Luke 2:14 (NIV) “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” I am compelled to share the insights I discovered during my word study on “peace.” While reading Luke 2:14 with my family, I noticed the order of the words […]