Matthew 18:20

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. More »

Romans 1:7

Romans 1:7

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. More »

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. More »

Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: More »

 

Let His Word Fill Your Life

Pray in the Evening

After sending them home, He went up into the hills by Himself to pray. Night fell while He was there alone. (Matthew 14:23 NLT)

Jesus spent a lot of time in prayer.  He had a very busy schedule, but He took time to pray.  He was constantly under Satan’s attack.  He could not be successful in resisting temptation had He not had spent time in prayer.  Sometimes He prayed all night.  He knew where to get the power He needed.  Prayer is powerful.  Prayer is not just to ask for some material blessing we want.  Prayer is communion with the Father and Christ.  It is developing a relationship.  It is knowing the will of the Father and having the strength to follow it.  It is learning to hear the voice of the Father and being able to recognize it when He speaks in the still small voice.  I need to spend more time in prayer.

—Diane

Be thankful

Growing in the faith

He Will Wake You Up

The Sovereign LORD has given me His words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning He wakens me and opens my understanding to His will. (Isaiah 50:4 NLT)

What better way to start the day by spending time with the LORD in prayer.  Think you are too busy to spend the time?  You will be surprised how well your day will go when you spend time in prayer.  I used to work in Washington, D.C. and had a very busy schedule.  I asked the LORD to wake me up a little earlier so that I could have time with Him.  If you ask the LORD something like this, expect He will do it.  He started with 15 minutes before the alarm went off and increased it up to an hour over time.  I woke up refreshed.  Starting the day with prayer and Bible study makes the day go much smoother.  It gives you the peace you need when you face difficult challenges.  It helps keep you calm when everyone around us is not.

–Diane

The End – No More

Whatever they plot against the LORD he will bring to an end; trouble will not come a second time. (Nahum 1:9 NIV)

Nahum is talking about the Assyrians that God will destroy them until there is nothing left.  It will be permanent.  This also applies to the final judgment when sin, death, pain, and suffering will be destroyed.  Will sin be a problem a second time?  NO! God says sin will never rear its ugly head a second time.  After sin is destroyed it will not reappear.  This is fantastic news!  I can’t wait.

–Diane