7.25.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When Faith Wavers

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This morning, let’s talk about King Asa. He was a king who worshipped God wholeheartedly and encouraged all of Judah to as well. He had faith in the one and only living God. After a decade of peace, King Asa and the people of Judah were attacked by an Ethiopian army that was one million strong. When compared to their … Continue reading 7.25.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When Faith Wavers

7.13.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Glimpse at God’s Blueprint

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever had one of those days where you can just see God’s hand moving? Yesterday was one of them. In those moments, God lines things up in a way that is so undeniable… So perfectly orchestrated… So extraordinarily detailed… There is no room for doubt about Who is at work. While God didn’t roll out the blueprints for … Continue reading 7.13.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Glimpse at God’s Blueprint

7.6.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When It’s Convenient

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• The Apostle Paul was arrested several times during his ministry and in Acts 24, we find him standing trial, accused of inciting riots among the Jews. A lawyer named Tertullus gave the accusation in verses 2-8. Then, Governor Felix heard Paul’s side of things. In verses 22-23, Felix basically put the trial on continuance and ordered Paul back to jail. … Continue reading 7.6.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When It’s Convenient

6.29.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Discouragement and Languishing Souls

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Feeling discouragement can wreak havoc on the body. It can overwhelm you and leave you exhausted… Mentally, physically, and even spiritually drained. It’s through seasons of discouragement that we have to remember Who is in charge. Hundreds of years before Jesus offered to carry our heavy loads (Matthew 11:28-30), the Lord said in Jeremiah 31:25, “For I will satisfy the … Continue reading 6.29.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Discouragement and Languishing Souls

6.23.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Holy Name of Jesus

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Every Christian I know agrees with me… it’s blasphemy to use God’s name as a curse. It’s the second commandment in Exodus 20:7, “You must not misuse the name of the Lord your God. The Lord will not let you go unpunished if you misuse his name.” And nothing makes me cringe more than hearing the names of God and … Continue reading 6.23.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Holy Name of Jesus

6.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Worry & Control

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When I read a Psalm, I often think, “Oh, this one is my favorite.” This morning, my favorite is Psalm 139. I encourage you to read it. The first verse says, “O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.” The Worrier-Meets-Control-Freak in me finds great comfort in this short little verse. And Friends, God has been … Continue reading 6.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Worry & Control

6.17.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Gifts and Service

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• My great-uncle died last night. A painfully shy, lifelong bachelor, my uncle wasn’t supposed to live past his 20th birthday. He had a severe case of scoliosis which wasn’t as treatable in his youth. But he died last night, a man in his late 80s. My husband summed him up best — he was a gentle man. And he will … Continue reading 6.17.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Gifts and Service