Knowing how to pray effectively does not come automatically. Effective prayer ministers must be well grounded in God's Word and experienced in following the Spirit's leading. read more
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Parents cannot control their children's relationship with God or "ownership" of faith. They can, however, provide opportunities and examples to inspire spiritual zeal.
We must hold on to hope, knowing that the Christian race is not without hurdles. Those who run with perseverance can have confidence they will see the great things God has ordained for their destiny.
READ: Num. 14:6-9; Josh. 1:1-9; Rom. 5:3-5; Eph. 6:18-20; 2 Tim. 3:10-12; 2 Pet. 1:3-11.
HEART ISSUE: Do you desire to see the great things God has for you? Have you made the choice to persevere? Is anything hindering your hope?
PRAYER FOCUS: Father, thank You for Your plan and purpose for my life. Thank You for not giving up on me, even when I was lost in sin. Please restore my hope and strengthen my ability to believe in You. Amen.
Knowing God's truth and trusting His heart are potent weapons against Satan's deception. Resist the enemy's lies. Be courageous, and persevere.
READ: Ps. 51:6; Is. 60:1-2; John 1:1-5; 1 John 1:5-9; 1 John 5:6-11; Rev. 19:11-13.
HEART ISSUE: What lies about yourself might you be believing right now?
PRAYER FOCUS: Father, thank You for Your truth and for revealing Yourself to me. Uncover the lies I've believed about You and give me eyes to see You as You are. Amen.
The Lord wants us to release our grip on the controls of our plans and expectations. When we do, then He is able to show us a better way, His way. read more
Many of us are familiar with the story of the woman at the well, the Samaritan outcast whom Jesus encountered outside the city of Sychar (see John 4:1-42). Throughout our lives, we may have heard her mentioned in various anecdotes on God's grace.
A closer look at this story, however, reveals a detailed account of God's plan to restore broken lives and symbolically, the bride. There are four stages to this process described in John 4: (1) the invitation to accept living water; (2) embracing the past; (3) establishing a relationship through worship; and (4) being released for ministry. read more
Prayer without faith is like life without blood. One is bound to the other. To do the "greater things" Jesus promised, we must exercise true faith in prayer. read more
Joshua and Caleb claimed their inheritance from the Lord. Likewise, we must walk in humility and surrender to the Holy Spirit, who will lead us into our promised land. read more
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