Praying Through God's Word 1 Chronicles 2:1-55 Thank You, Lord, for giving us our own name. It makes us feel special - "I'm me. I'm not somebody else." We thank You, even more, giving us the Name of Jesus. His Name is the Name of our salvation. Among all the many names of people, from …
Praying Through God's Word Deuteronomy 7:1-26 Lord, living for You is not easy. We have a fight on our hands. Satan is a determined enemy. Help us to remember that he's also a defeated enemy. When the battle seems to be getting too much for us, help us to remember that we are "kept by …
Genesis 25:1-18 What will we leave behind us? What will we pass on to the next generation? In this passage of many names, there is a challenging contrast between the influence of Abraham and Ishmael on the next generation. In verse 11, we read, ‘After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac’. In verse 18, …
These thoughts are based on Jeremiah 1:6-8 and Jeremiah 6:16.
He was just a young boy.
Jeremiah was his name.
He had something to say to the people,
Something that they would not forget.
This was more than the word of man.
This was the Word of the Lord.
They may not respond to the Word of the Lord.
They would never forget that they heard it.
What did Jeremiah say to them?
Did he say something new?
No! He said, “Go back to the beginning.
Get back to the Word of the Lord.”
Deuteronomy 2:1-37 We thank You, Lord, that You are greater than all our problems. As we look back on the way You've led us, help us to say, "Grace brought me safe this far." As we look to You to lead us into the future, help us to say, "Grace will lead me home." Thank …
Numbers 2:1-34 Lord, we thank You for Your Word. You have spoken to us. You are still speaking to us. It's Your Word that leads us on into Your future. Help us to listen to what You are saying to us, to build our lives on Your Word, to let Your Word flow out from …
Lord, what are we to do about our sin? What can we do about it? It keeps on spreading. We can't do anything about this. It just gets worse and worse. What can be done about this? We can do nothing - but Jesus can do something about it. He's our Saviour. He comes to …
We make promises. We break promises. God is very different from us. He keeps his promises. God “has given us his very great and precious promises” (2 Peter 1:4). We stand upon the promises he has given to us.
“I am filled with the power of the Lord’s Spirit” (Micah 3:8).
This is what makes true ministry of God’s Word so different from ‘prophecy’ that doesn’t come from the Lord. Without the power of the Lord, there can be no Word from the Lord. We need the Word, and we need the power.
“Let’s go to the mountain of the Lord… He will teach us His ways so that we may live by them” (Micah 4:2).
We are taught by the Lord so that we might live for Him. Teaching and living: they belong together. We do not learn from God’s Word so that we can amass more head-knowledge. We pray for a saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ: a life-changing knowledge that gives us the strength that we need to live for the glory of God.
Teach us, Lord, to live for You.
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Genesis 37:1-36 Lord, our situation seems hopeless – but it’s not! You are there with us, every step of the way. This is what gives us hope: knowing that You’re always there – even when the going gets tough!