"Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens" (Psalm 68:19). How wonderful it is to know that our God is a burden-bearing God. What is the burden you are carrying today? By prayer, you can cast it upon the Lord who promises to sustain you (Psalm 55:22). Jesus invites … Continue reading A Burden-bearing God!
Here are a few Scripture prayers based upon the Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. I would encourage you to reflect upon them, internalize them, and pray them for yourself, the people that you love, and especially your own church family. Holy Father, As we ride with our humble Lord into the fickle and rebellious city, … Continue reading Intercessory Prayers for Palm Sunday
Why is it important than we learn how to walk humbly with God? First of all, it pleases the Lord. But, secondly, it can protect us. It delivers us from the disasters that come into our lives through pride. Listen to what Micah 2:3 says: "Therefore thus says the Lord: Behold, against this family I … Continue reading Walking Humbly with God
Of all the virtues Christ commended in the Beatitudes, it is significant that the first is humility, being 'poor in spirit' (Matthew 5:3). The virtue of humility (the blessed gift of self-forgetfulness) underlies all the others: You cannot mourn (5:4) without appreciating how insufficient you are to handle life in your own strength. That is … Continue reading Jesus’ Beatitudes & the Virtue of Humility
If your marriage is struggling, I would encourage you to reflect on the three Scriptures below and pray mainly for the Lord to change you so that your life reflects their message. Rather than nagging your spouse, why not use these as a grid to pray for them and ask the Lord to work in … Continue reading If Your Marriage is Struggling…