“In Jesus’ name” is a phrase of confidence. It shows we believe that our prayers will be heard and answered.
We can learn to pray in accordance with God’s plan by abiding in His Word and letting it influence our thoughts.
In Jesus’ name. These three words powerfully touch the Father’s heart. Using them is a mighty prerogative we have as children of God. Let’s exercise this privilege well.
What is love? Love is doing what is right from God’s perspective. Love is being responsible, honest, loyal, trustworthy, faithful. Love is being zealous toward God, and it is many other things as well.
In 1 Corinthians 13 also known as the “love chapter” in the bible it says what love is—Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not arrogant, is not rude, is not self-seeking, is not irritable, and does not keep a record of wrongs. Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.
I think that’s why Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart, mind and soul. The second greatest commandment is we are to love our neighbor as we do ourselves.
Let those around you see your love for God and for them.
If you are looking forward to the weekend like most people, then here are three steps I think will give you an enjoyable weekend.
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Don’t stress over the small stuff. It will still be there on Monday.
3. Praise the Lord for all His glory and majesty.
There you have it. An absolutely perfect formula for your weekend and all the things you have planned. Be safe while you are doing them. Blessings from me to you.
Do you feel alone and nobody cares about you? Come back to the community of humanity by setting aside your use of all electronic media. You know the ones—cell phones, ipads, computers, emails, and game play stations. In today’s society I know that’s asking a lot but God would like to talk to you today and everyday for that fact. He is patiently waiting to hear from you. It is His nature to want to have a relationship with you. That’s why He made you. The Bible says He is always thinking about you and knows every intimate detail of your life and most important of all—He loves you.
Take some time today to acknowledge the one true God and His unending love for you. God became flesh in order to sacrifice Himself for your sins and to show His great desire to have an eternal relationship with you. You can access God through your cell phones, ipads, and computers. Each device has the ability to tap into an electronic version of the Bible. If you’re on your device today, but feeling alone, why not read the Bible and discover God’s love for you. You can access a bible here at Biblegateway.com. It is a wonderful resource and available to you now.
God is waiting to hear from you. Why not contact Him today? You’ll be glad you did.
In Romans 7:14-25, Paul is not confessing that he continually practiced sin in his daily life, but that the threat of practicing it was always with him. He always had to be on guard against it to keep it from breaking out. And, at times, it did indeed break out, reminding him not only of its presence, but also its strength. There is no doubt Paul was a mature Christian. Therefore, Paul’s example serves as a reminder to us that, no matter how spiritually mature we become, human nature will still always be with us.
Thus, because we are similar to Paul, and despite the wretchedness we may feel, we have assurance, knowing we will be delivered from this peculiar situation, one that is somewhat akin to having a dual personality. Our deliverance is through Jesus Christ; there indeed is an end. However, unlike many Protestant groups that proclaim that we do not have to keep the law because all is done for us, we know that we must strive to walk even as Christ walked—and He never sinned.
If you’re like me, Monday mornings can be difficult to navigate, especially if you have a lot going on. Today, I have been making flight reservations to see my sister out west. Doing that can be mind numbing trying to figure out times, seat assignments, etc. But what does all that have to do with the power of prayer? Nothing directly but indirectly it does.
Yesterday in my Sunday School class I was scheduled to teach the lesson. However, my back went out on me causing me pain just to stand. So, I sat down to teach the lesson. When class was over one of our class members invited all other class members to come up and lay their hands on me as he did. He prayed a very powerful prayer for my healing.
I am happy to report that as of this morning I’ve not experienced any pain in my back and I am walking pain free. That’s a good thing because I certainly didn’t want to travel in pain. I think sometimes that I’ve not experienced the full benefit of prayer because I’ve had a small seed of doubt. I am not sure why but yesterday I just believed I was going to be healed and as of this writing I am still pain free.
The next time you enter into prayer with our heavenly Father, just know two things—He hears your prayers and answers your prayers. Don’t be the unstable man who is tossed about by the wind and waves with a small seed of doubt but instead have concrete faith and trust in our Lord. When you do, you will receive answers to your prayers.