"And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed." - Matthew 26:39 There are several instructive features in our Saviour's prayer in his hour of trial. It was lonely prayer. He withdrew even from his three favoured disciples. Believer, be much in solitary prayer, especially in times of trial. Family prayer, … Continue reading My Father, hear my cry.
"Count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations. Knowing that the trying of your faith worketh patience." - Jas_1:2-3. WE ARE bidden to count our trials as pure Joy, since our patient endurance leads ultimately to the finished product of a holy character. All the trials and afflictions that beset us are seen … Continue reading Joy in the Hour of Trial.
Have you ever found it easy to pray for others, but found yourself stumped as how to pray for yourself beyond a few generic ‘Lord, keep me safe and healthy’; ‘Help me grow in You’ type requests.
Well you are not alone. When I first set up my latest prayer journal, I found it easy to make extensive lists for other prayer topics, but when it came to praying for myself it took a while to make a detailed list. I started writing out a list and left the paper accessible to add to over a few days. Sometimes I would add one thing and other times I would think of many at once.
Eventually I came up with five areas I need prayer in and I was able to assemble a list of requests for each one. I have put them into a file to share with you and…
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But when he (Peter) saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "LORD, save me!" Immediately JESUS reached out HIS Hand and caught him. "You of little faith," HE said, "why did you doubt?" - 📖 Matt 14:30~31 📖 Peter's impulsive request that JESUS should permit him to walk on the water was … Continue reading When your faith is wavering …
I never understood why God gave me four girls .. I first thought with my first daughter Larisa , how perfect she was and how happy I was to have her .
I always knew I wanted her to have a little sister ..every little girl should have a sister – I mean , I did .. Me and my sister always did everything together ! I mean EVERYTHING ! .. We had the same friends we even were in the same class in school
We got married the same time we had children the same time we even live close by each other (Not on Purpose)
So you know what I mean.. It was nice having someone to talk to someone to share secrets with someone to have your back.. And that’s what I wanted for my daughter Larisa.
Two years later surely I found out I was pregnant…
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"Do as thou hast said."- 2 Samuel 7:25 God's promises were never meant to be thrown aside as waste paper; he intended that they should be used. God's gold is not miser's money, but is minted to be traded with. Nothing pleases our Lord better than to see his promises put in circulation; he loves … Continue reading Lord, do as thou hast said.
Mark 11:23 NKJV In order to receive what God promised in His Word, you need to do three things. First, make up your mind. Take hold of His promise and don't let go. Be tenacious! God responds to a faith that perseveres and a mind that's made up: "With God all things are possible" (Matthew … Continue reading Receiving from God
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. - Joshua 1:9 This command and promise to Joshua is also for us as we embrace the upcoming year. We have no idea what lies ahead, … Continue reading I will go with you.
I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. "I am the good Shepherd. The good Shepherd gives HIS Life for the sheep. - 📖 John 10:10-11 📖 Dirkie Smit writes in 'The big book of Christian quotes (p 370): "Advent and Christmas is a time of life in … Continue reading JESUS brings life
According to the command of Scripture, today is the Lord’s Day, a day to worship God. Even though most brothers and sisters are under the supervision and control of community authorities at their homes, and more than a dozen brothers, sisters, pastors, and preachers are in prison, those brothers and sisters who can still freely … Continue reading Early Rain Covenant Church Urgent Prayer Update #18