PRAYER PROMPT ••• As I sit in the quiet of my living room this morning, coffee and my dog beside me, I think of joy. I’ve missed so many opportunities to be joyful throughout my life, but I’ve learned so much about it in the last few years. I am reminded of 1 Thessalonians 5:16, which says, “Always be joyful.” Not sometimes. Not when circumstances … Continue reading 12.25.17 Prayer Prompt: Joy to the World
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever had a friend who just talks your ear off? They are incessant with their talk, talk, talking to the point you want to scream, “Be quiet!” I’m sure we all know at least one person like that, and if we’re honest about it, we may even BE that person at times! I’m a pretty quiet person, but with my … Continue reading 12.23.17 Prayer Prompt: Can We Pray Too Much?
PRAYER PROMPT ••• It’s Thanksgiving Day, and across the country, people are thankful. We DO have a lot to be thankful for. What about the other 364 days of the year? Are we thankful when we’re stuck in rush hour traffic, late for work, with coffee stains down our shirt because we figured out too late that the lid wasn’t screwed on just right? Or … Continue reading 11.23.17 Prayer Prompt: Being Thankful For What We Don’t Have
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Encouragement is something few people ask for, but everyone needs. It fits various purposes and seasons in life and there’s no specific size or form for it. We needed encouragement when the training wheels came off our first bicycle. We needed encouragement when we started a new school year. We needed encouragement when we walked into our first job interview. We need … Continue reading 10.29.17 Prayer Prompt: Encouragement
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Since Jesus’ ascension, every generation has believed they were living in the end times. But I believe ours has far more claim to that than any other. In 2 Timothy 3:1-4, Paul’s letter outlined what people in the end times would be like, “You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will … Continue reading 10.24.17 Prayer Prompt: Is Everyone Ready?
PRAYER PROMPT ••• This morning is our third and final installment in the review of Romans 12:12. We’ve broken the verse down into “rejoice in hope,” “be patient in tribulation,” and today is “be constant in prayer.” Prayer is the ongoing, never ending conversation that we have with God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. It’s our direct line of communication. And like … Continue reading 10.21.17 Prayer Prompt: Constant Prayer
PRAYER PROMPT ••• There’s a church up the street from my house that I drive by every time I go in and out of my neighborhood. It’s a fairly small, nondescript Baptist church, but yesterday, I noticed they had a sign announcing their upcoming revival. Oh how well I remember revival services growing up. I went to a private school and though my family and … Continue reading 10.13.17 Prayer Prompt: Encouragement and Revival