Monthly Archives: January 2016

Spiritual Warfare

We praise; God fights.  That’s the essence of spiritual warfare.

First of all, we don’t have the power to fight the rulers of the spirit world but God does. As we praise Him, He releases His power to defeat our enemies. He defeats our enemies when we call upon and in the authority of the Name of Jesus.

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. [1 Cor. 15:57]

DAILY PRAYER: Lord, You are our deliverer and protector. In Your name we shall run through a troop and leap over a wall.

DAILY READING: Ps. 140-145

A Womb Masterpiece

My baby daughter (she’s 30) is about ready to deliver one of God’s masterpieces. When reading Ps. 139, the Master Artist gives us a small glimpse of the creative process He will have performed in the womb of an expectant mother to bring to life another marvelous human being. I’m anxious to see what color from His palette He used to stroke her hair.

Miracle of miracles is the way we are created and birthed. Greater still is the way we are born again into the Kingdom of God through faith in Christ.

DAILY PRAYER: Lord, thank You for the gift of life. Give us the grace to raise our children for Your glory.

DAILY READING: Ps. 133-139

Having Children

The Psalmist declares the blessing of having children when he states,

“Children are a heritage from the Lord,
    offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
    are children born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
    whose quiver is full of them.”

J.S. Bach, the famous German composer of the Baroque period, had 20 children. There were no copy machines then. They helped him copy music parts.

DAILY PRAYER: Lord, thank you for the blessing of children. Each one is a unique gift to us.

DAILY READING: Ps. 120-132

God’s Word is Eternal

The Psalmist composed a teaching tool to reinforce the importance of God’s Word in our lives, Ps. 119. He states that he finds comfort and sustenance in the Lord’s precepts. In essence, a student of God’s Word will find all he needs in it for the living of life from infancy to old age. It’s all we need.

DAILY PRAYER: Lord, Your Words are my home. I live in You and You live in me.

DAILY READING: Ps. 119

God’s Love Never Gives Up

How do we know? The Bible tells us so … “His love endures forever.”

God’s love is not human love. Our love doesn’t last forever. We hold grudges, take up for others who have been offended, spread discord rather than healing and forgiveness, all in the name of human love. God’s love bears [endures] all things, believes [the best in] all things, hopes [for a righteous outcome in] all things.

Don’t give up on love.

DAILY PRAYER: Father, forgive us, for so often we don’t realize what we’ve done in the name of love.

DAILY READING: Ps. 115-118

 

Wisdom’s Foundation

The Psalmist declared, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” As we consider candidates for public office, can we place the fear of the Lord as a necessary qualification. Can we also place the fear of the Lord as a prerequisite for hiring. Godly wisdom is an increasingly valuable component in facing the challenges of a godless world.

DAILY PRAYER: Lord, You are Wisdom to us. We are desperate for You.

DAILY READING: Ps. 108-114

C Jesus

I want to form a support group for Christians who have been diagnosed with cancer of any form. Also invited would be their caregivers … mates, close relatives etc. Mutual sharing of the scripture verses each person is living on, and hearing each person’s personal story would be encouraging to those who would attend.

The Bible encourages us to “bear one another’s burdens.” It could be a great source of strength to those interested.

If you know someone who might be interested, email me a dpdemos@numail.org

DAILY PRAYER: Lord, we want to keep our eyes on You even though we have health challenges. You are our Healer.

DAILY READING: Ps. 105-107