Tagged: Prayer

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How God Works (3)

A few important observations: 1) Peter allowed God to change his plans. ‘…Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon’ (v. 1 NIV). Is prayer important? Yes, it’s all-important! But...

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What Do You Have?

When you pray, God can answer in two ways: 1) He can use somebody you know. Who do you know? Who knows what you don’t know? Jesus said, ‘Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and...

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Prayer (5)

Jesus left the crowd. He left the twelve disciples. In Gethsemane He even left the three who were closest to Him, went ‘a little further’ and fell on His face and prayed, ‘Not as I will, but as Thou wilt.’...

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Prayer (4)

A good relationship is based on being sensitive to the other person’s needs, and to do that, you must make the relationship a priority and spend time together. The difference between ‘catching a few moments’ with the Lord and spending...

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Prayer (3)

Jesus said, ‘If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.’ For your prayers to be answered you must: 
1) Make Christ the center of...

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Prayer (2)

Have you ever tried to have a conversation with a toddler? When you’re in the middle of a sentence, they figure it’s a good time to play with their toys or chase the dog around the house. Sometimes that’s how...

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Prayer (1)

When you pray: 1) Use your faith. William Ward says: ‘We stamp and address an envelope and send it on its way with complete confidence that it will reach its destination. Yet we wonder and even doubt if our prayers...

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When Fatigue Threatens You (3)

Brenda Jank identifies guilt as the driving force behind much of our weariness: ‘Every guilt-driven “Yes” means a “No” to something important. Every day holds twenty-four hours, and as gifted as we are at multi-tasking, there are concrete limits to...

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Exercise Faith

God answers prayer in a manner directly related to our level of faith. ‘Because of your faith, you will be healed.’ (Matthew 9:29 CEV). Yet sometimes in spite of our doubts and human reasoning, He comes through for us anyway....

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God Has Something Better for You

When God knows something is good for you He says ‘Yes’, and when it’s not He says ‘No’. Why would God say ‘no’ to you? Maybe the timing is wrong, or He has something better in mind. Gratitude comes when...