PRAYER PROMPT ••• Nothing exemplifies trust more than the image of a child holding the hand of the one who cares for them. It’s an image of innocence and utter dependence. I’ve been thinking about the childlike faith Jesus spoke of in Matthew 18:3-4, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever … Continue reading 10.16.17 Prayer Prompt: Childlike Faith
PRAYER PROMPT ••• It is hard to maintain a life balance. Between church, family, friends, work, personal health, and hobbies – the juggling act is real. My husband and I are big fans of the TV show, “The Office,” and in one episode, Michael Scott says, “I mark [memos] as Urgent A, Urgent B, Urgent C, Urgent D. Urgent A is the most important. Urgent … Continue reading 10.15.17 Prayer Prompt: Balancing Act
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
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
PRAYER PROMPT ••• When I was a teenager, there was a “brain-teaser” (not sure what else to call it) that said this: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Do you remember this? I don’t hear it as often as I did back then (pun intended), but every blue moon, the question … Continue reading 10.12.17 Prayer Prompt: Does Your Faith Make a Noise?
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
PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is the first year I’ve ever chosen a word as a theme. My word is “selah.” It has been my focal word. “Selah” is used at the end of various psalms, but Biblical scholars aren’t 100% sure what it means. When I was researching it, I found an article on GotQuestions.org and this excerpt is a large part of why I … Continue reading 10.10.17 Prayer Prompt: Pause, Praise, & Pray