10.19.17 Prayer Prompt: Expectation

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Our key verse for today is Romans 12:12 says, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”  The verse is such a perfect summation of what we need to do as we walk with Christ.  Let’s start with hope and do a little verse-mapping.  Hope, of course, is a feeling of expectation and desire.   Romans 15:13 says, “May the … Continue reading 10.19.17 Prayer Prompt: Expectation

10.14.17 Prayer Prompt: The Future

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Like many, I occasionally look to the weather app on my phone to see what I can expect for the day.  But more often, I use my own judgment when I let the dogs outside.  Hot? Cold? Rainy? Humid?  I let the early morning weather set the stage for how I will dress for the day.  A week or so ago, I … Continue reading 10.14.17 Prayer Prompt: The Future

10.11.17 Prayer Prompt: When Praying Turns to Fretting 

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Hello, my name is Denise and I’m a control freak.  Delegating doesn’t come easy for me; I prefer to do things on my own.  If you know me personally, you’re probably thinking, “Thanks for pointing that out, Captain Obvious.”  But God opened my eyes with a serious truth-bomb last night and He’s reiterated it this morning.  My prayers haven’t been rooted in … Continue reading 10.11.17 Prayer Prompt: When Praying Turns to Fretting 

10.7.17 Prayer Prompt: Stand in Awe

PRAYER PROMPT ••• When was the last time you simply stood in awe of the Lord’s mighty power?  The one who set the boundaries of the ocean (Jeremiah 5:22)… the one who turns the earth and changes the seasons?  As I watch the leaves change color and drop, I’m in awe of the majesty of our Lord and Savior!  Colossians 1:16-17 says, “For by him … Continue reading 10.7.17 Prayer Prompt: Stand in Awe

9.2.17 Prayer Prompt: God is Great and God is Good

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever had one of those weeks where you’re just drained of energy?  And no amount of coffee is getting the job done?  I think I’ve had one of those weeks for about a month now.  And as a coffee girl who drinks more than her fair share on a daily basis anyway, it doesn’t seem to be working.  I drank … Continue reading 9.2.17 Prayer Prompt: God is Great and God is Good

8.23.17 Prayer Prompt: Giving God Helpful Hints and Suggestions

 PRAYER PROMPT ••• When we have a situation we’re praying about, it’s our nature to want to give God directions.  And friends, I am the worst of the worst.  My family and friends have heard this a million times… I call it my “shove over and let me drive” mentality.  When it comes to a spreadsheet, sure.  That works.  Get out of my way because … Continue reading 8.23.17 Prayer Prompt: Giving God Helpful Hints and Suggestions

7.31.17 Prayer Prompt: Taking God for Granted

PRAYER PROMPT ••• I’ve noticed something in the last year.  As much as our society talks about living life with a grateful heart, I’m not seeing it.  Think about it – whether you’re reading this on Facebook or Instagram, aren’t a good chunk of the posts you see in your feed all about warm fuzzy feelings of living life grateful or being thankful?  But has … Continue reading 7.31.17 Prayer Prompt: Taking God for Granted