Objective: A reminder that we should be praying for each other Scripture: Rom 1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; Life Application: We all need prayer, Read more…
(Received anonymous via e-mail and specific names were removed as we cannot vouch for the authenticity of the story and names) A poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner Read more…
Today we’re fasting from the thought that says: “People are against me.”
This thinking stops your love-walk. It’s hard to love people that you think are against you. It stops your faith, as well. When you’re concerned about what others think, you are not standing on God’s promises. Your eyes can’t focus on two things at once--when you get your eyes on what others think of you, you take them OFF of what God thinks of you. (more…)
[caption id="attachment_453" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Afraid?"][/caption] Today we’re fasting from the granddaddy of all wrong thinking: “I’m afraid.”
Fear is at the root of just about every negative thing that happens in our lives. We’re afraid of failing, afraid of being alone, or rejected; afraid of running out of money; afraid that people will let us down; that we won’t find a spouse, or a job; and the list goes on and on. All fear is rooted in the core belief that God’s Word won’t work. For example, the fear of not having enough is rooted in the fear that Philippians 4:19 isn’t true. If you believe that “God will supply all your needs according to His riches...” then fear leaves.
Let’s fast from the thought “I’m afraid.”
1. Meditate on the fact that God’s Word is true. In John 17:17 Jesus said, “Thy Word is truth.” What God says is fact—whether you feel it, whether you see it, whether you have ever experienced it.
2. Consider God’s track record. 1 Kings 8:56 says, "Thanks be to the Lord. He has given rest to His people Israel. He has done all that He promised. Every word has come true of all His good promise, which He promised...” (New Life Version). He has done all that He has promised. He has never failed. Fear leaves when you can rely on something that can’t fail. There are over 1000 predictions or prophecies in the Bible—promises that God made before they happened. The chances of merely 17 of these coming to pass is ONE out of 450 billion x 1 billion x 1 trillion! Yet, not one of these 1000 promised have failed. In fact, to this day, 668 of them have already been fulfilled. What does that tell us? God keeps His Word. (more…)