We all have difficulty relinquishing things that we cherish. I still remember my first ten-speed bicycle. It was a fully equipped, Schwinn beauty that I received as a Christmas present. Not long after I received it, I allowed a friend to borrow it for a quick ride. She proceeded to get hit by a car … Continue reading Advent Week #2: Relinquishing Riches To Make Us Rich
Holy and gracious Father, You have a most scandalous way of rescuing proud people: The One who possesses real authority to assert His rights lays them aside to humbly serve and die for us. We beseech Your forgiveness for our pride which has destroyed our ability to truly love and care for others. We confess … Continue reading Prayer of Confession of Sin – Philippians 2:1-11
A. Preparation: Pray and Read Through Your Passage Record your prayer for God’s help. Father, you are the enthroned God of heaven who rules over all. Jesus, you are the slain Lamb whose sacrifice purchases our redemption. Speak to me as I unburden my heart in your presence and answer you from your Word in … Continue reading Praying Scripture | Revelation 5
1. Preparation: Pray and Read Through Your Passage Record your prayer for God’s help. Open up my eyes to the fair beauty of you my merciful Lord who comes to wake up a church full of hypocrites so that we might enjoy an intimate, eternal companionship with our Lord. Send the reviving wind of your … Continue reading How to pray Scripture? A Guide through Revelation 3:1-6
God’s purpose is to make us like Himself - holy and pure. Ephesians 5:25-27 -- "Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any … Continue reading God’s Overarching Purpose in Your Rescue
The Book of Revelation is meant to humble us by a vision of the absolute sovereignty of God over history: past, present, future. There is nothing outside of God’s control. Every power, every evil-power is subject to His rule. ‘There is not a single inch of the whole terrain of our human existence,’ wrote Abraham Kuyper, … Continue reading The Design of the Book of Revelation
I was reading in my devotional time yesterday morning the last chapter of the Gospel of Matthew along with commentary from J.C. Ryle’s Expository Thoughts on the Gospels and came across these gems I felt compelled to share with you. "Finally, let us observe in these verses, the gracious promise with which Jesus closes His … Continue reading The Promise of His Presence – What difference should it make in our lives?
Intercession is asking the Lord to meet the needs of others - your family, friends, co-workers, church, etc. May the worship of you, the living God, become the most important task of their daily lives and the activity around which they center their weekly lives. Grant them a renewed commitment to corporate worship and may … Continue reading Prayers of Intercession – Psalm 95
When we pray prayers of consecration, we are asking the Lord in specific ways to set us apart so that He might enable us to obey His revealed will. Therefore, we ask: What should I commit to do based on this passage? How would I live differently if the truths of this passage were more … Continue reading Prayers of Consecration – Psalm 95
Supplication is asking the Lord to meet your own spiritual and physical needs.