Monthly Archives: May 2016

Say the Word

A Roman centurion had enough faith in Jesus to heal his servant that he merely requested the Messiah to give a verbal command that it be done. Jesus was impressed with his faith and understanding of how authority works.

God wants us to believe Him for similar miracles. Pray like Jesus, remain under His Authority through your obedience, and speak His Words to those in need.

DAILY PRAYER: Lord, speak Your Word through me today to those who need a healing.

DAILY READING: Luke 6-8

Pray Often

Luke records, “(Jesus) often withdrew to lonely places to pray.”

If the Son of God Himself sought out private communion time with His Heavenly Father, how much more should we if we long to see God’s power operate through our lives.

Our generation is desperate and ripe for a Christian witness who has power with God through prayer. Let’s be that wifness.

DAILY PRAYER: Father, use us to bring souls into Your Kingdom as we pray and witness with Holy Ghost power.

DAILY READING: Luke 4,5

Share

One of the challenges to raising children is teaching them to be concerned about others by sharing.

John the Baptist taught, “If you have two jackets and your neighbor has none, share.”

Children of all ages (30, 60?) should share. Giving is healthy.

DAILY PRAYER: Father, grace us to be more giving and less selfish.

DAILY READING: Luke 2,3

God Favors Humility

Mary, the soon-to-be mother of Jesus, gave insight into God’s preference for humility when she sang, “He has been mindful  of the humble state of his servant … He has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.”

God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

DAILY PRAYER: Lord, we humble ourselves under Your might hand. Forgive us for our arrogance and pride.

DAILY READING: Luke 1

Demons

One time years ago, Patty and I bought half a beef for the freezer. On each individually wrapped package of beef, our name was printed. Somebody made the mistake of calling us “Demon” instead of Demos. We prayed. We didn’t want our family having any demon beef in us.

The scripture says Jesus cast 7 demons out of Mary Magdalene. We are wise to bind the power of demons in the name of Jesus. They are out to destroy your life.

DAILY PRAYER: Lord, in the name of Jesus, we ask You to bind and cast out all demon activity today. Thank You.

DAILY READING: Mark 15,16

 

“On Account of Me”

Jesus described to His disciples some of the resistance they would receive from government, religious, and social/cultural powers simply because they were followers of Him. It is actually a part of God’s Master Plan for the end-times.  His advice … don’t worry about what to say … the Holy Spirit will give you the words.

I still remember a song I learned in Sunday School as a child. “Why worry, when you can pray? Trust Jesus; He’ll be your stay. Don’t be a doubting Thomas. Rest fully on His Promise. Why worry … when you can pray?”

Just ask me and I’d be glad to sing it to you.

DAILY PRAYER: Lord, we embrace Your promise to give us the comfort and help which comes through Your Holy Spirit. We trust You. We need You.

DAILY READING: Mark 13-15

Most Important

A teacher of the law came to Jesus and asked Him, “Which commandment is the most important?” Jesus essentially replied, “Love God and love your neighbor.”

At the recent birthday celebration for a member of the Trinity Church Pastoral team, it was made evident that this man lives these principles daily.

Let’s try that! Love God and love people. Most else will find its appropriate place of importance.

DAILY PRAYER: Lord, Your way is he best way. Today, we will focus on loving You and loving our neighbor.

DAILY READING: Mark 10-12