Into The Future

Into The Future

Day 28    28 Days To Confidence In Prayer

Well today is the last day of our 28 day Prayer Journey. I have really enjoyed it and hope you have also. Thanks for all the comments and emails. I am always happy to hear your ideas. As we share with each other, all of us benefit.

I would like to recap some of the highlights of the trip. At the very beginning, we compared our journey with the Ezekiel 47 vision of water flowing from the temple. As the Holy Spirit flowed from God’s altar, the water became deeper and deeper until it was a river where you had to swim. (Your feet couldn’t touch bottom). In the same way, as we are willing to step out into deeper knowledge and commitment, we see ourselves growing in the power of our prayers. (more…)

Never, Never Quit

Never, Never Quit

Day 27             28 Days To Confidence In Prayer

 
Hebrews 6:11,12
And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end.
That you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Time. It takes time. Ugh! We want everything done instantly. We want to snap our fingers or find out a few words which can be spoken for instantaneous reward. But we all know that life isn’t that way. Just as Oaks start out as tiny acorns and eventually reach their destiny, so are we, our children, our health, our marriages, and our finances.

A few year ago I had an experience with the Lord which I’d like to share. I had been fasting, praying, and reading the word. I was reading in Matthew 13, when my eyes fell on verse 44: (more…)

God Created You To Be A Giver

Luke 6:38
Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.
 
Galatians 6:7
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.

One of the most fundamental rules of the universe is wrapped up in these scriptures: What you sow is what you reap. If you sow finances, you reap money. If you sow love, you reap love. If you sow forgiveness, you reap forgiveness. If you sow hate,….oh, let’s don’t go there!

My husband has often taught on this principle. He calls it the “Law of Measure.” It’s as if all of creation holds this balancing scale, and we get to decide how much of God’s grace comes our way by what we do. (more…)

No Option Here

No Option Here

A few years ago I was going through a great personal battle. One of my daughters was suffering a grave injustice and I was trying to help her through the trauma, but my prayers seemed to be getting nowhere.

One day I was agonizing and playing the “tapes of injustice”( or should I say, “mp3’s”) in my mind. Do you know what I mean? There seem to be tapes that play over and over, reliving the horrendous things which have been done to us. (more…)

We All Have To Watch Out For This

Day 24   28 Days To Confidence In Prayer

There is one sin which is so prevalent that everyone is susceptible. In fact, if we don’t keep a watch over our own hearts, we will see this ugly one rise up. It’s the sin which caused the beautiful archangel, Lucifer, to become the hideous, evil Satan. That sin is pride, and since his fall, Satan has tried to bring this flaw into the lives of God’s children so that he might disrupt God’s purpose.

So how does this affect our prayers? (more…)

Let’s Do Some Fine Tuning

Day 22    28 Days To Confidence In Prayer

We started our mission in the shallow water, moving toward the deep. Now we are there: in the deep water – the water where you swim (Ezekiel 47). Our feet don’t touch bottom anymore; we can’t walk around in our own strength anymore. We have to trust in the Holy Spirit who is holding us up and taking us where He wants us to go. It may seem scary, but it is the best place to be.

This is the place where we truly belong to Jesus – spirit, soul, and body. He is our Lord. He encourages us, strengthens us,  instructs us, and corrects us. (more…)