PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Day 3 of our series on trust, and today, we’re going to talk about our emotions. Emotions are valid, but they aren’t always trustworthy. For example, if someone is abused, their fear of future abuse is absolutely valid. A feeling of “I deserve this,” is not. That’s an emotional lie built on circumstances, but not rooted in truth. On the … Continue reading 11.16.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Untrustworthy Emotions
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In Genesis 22:17, God promised Abraham that He would multiply his descendants so great that they would be like the stars or grains of sand — impossible to count. God didn’t make this promise just because He liked Abraham… Abraham was obedient and trusting. He was a man who sought God’s will above his own. And for his faithfulness, God … Continue reading 11.11.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Blessings
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Joshua 21:45 says, “Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.” This verse was written after all the events leading up to and including the Israelites possession of the Promised Land. However, it’s important to remember this wasn’t a promise that was fulfilled quickly… It wasn’t even a 40-year old promise for the … Continue reading 10.28.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: God’s Promises
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• For us to be Christians, and therefore, more like Christ, we have to surrender ourselves. We have to relinquish our wants in favor of His will. In John 3:30, John the Baptist said, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” Let’s think about this from another perspective. While I rarely have time for movies now, I’ve always been a movie … Continue reading 9.22.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: All The World’s A Stage…
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When you think of the person you hold most dear in your life, what name comes to mind? What if God told you to give that person up? Could you do it? When God instructed Abraham to offer his much-loved son, Isaac, as a sacrifice, it was the ultimate test of loyalty and faithfulness. It was a test no parent … Continue reading 9.1.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Do You Trust God With What You Hold Most Dear?
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When it comes to reading the Bible, I know few who relish reading the genealogies. I get it. Long lists of names, most of which are crazy-hard to pronounce. If you’re like me, at some point you’ve wondered why those long lists of family records are important to Scripture. They actually do have a purpose and though they are challenging … Continue reading 8.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons From the Genealogy of Jesus
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Today, we’re going to talk about giving God our best and checking our hearts when we are tempted otherwise. In Genesis 4:2-16, we read the account of Abel (who raised livestock) who gave the firstborn of his flock to God. Abel’s actions pleased God because He was willing to give to God the first and best of what he had. … Continue reading 8.11.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Giving God Our Best