In 1996 Dr. Bill Bright started yearly 40-day fasts for revival in our nation. His commitment to this discipline helped many like myself to consider… Read More »Call to Pray and Act by Chuck Colson and Jim Garlow
This coming weekend thousands are joining in California’s capitol to pray for our nation. For the last 10 years The Call has been gathering people to pray and fast for our nation. Go to their site at thecall.com and see how you can join with other in prayer.
I usually think that my listening is just waiting for Him to answer my questions or for Him to give me some insight that would be beneficial to me. Today it really did not have anything to do with me.
We all have those who have gone before us that have helped paved the way for us to be who we are and where we are today. Others sacrifice so we live.
God calls us to do things that are beyond ourselves. This stretching will make us uncomfortable. Saying I do not have a peace about it will lead us astray.
I appreciated how he dealt with not keeping to his plan. He just laid it out there. It happens, but he strives to maintain the routine because he know he is effected by it.
Here are some things this practice has taught me:
1. I have learned how important it is to pray Scripture over my children. It is broadening out my prayers for the girls more than what I naturally would think on my own.
2. I am reminded how important a routine is for kids. If I feel like it is late and try to skip this part of the prayers, she lets me know.
This tradition makes the bedtime routine long, but it is also very rewarding having this one-on-one time with them after being gone at work all day.
Maundy Thursday reminds us of what Jesus went through leaving His glory and taking on our sins. Check out aspects of the service and how it can grow faith.
The voice of God, even when exposing sin, offers hope and life. The voice of the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy. Whose voice are you listening to?
Most of us want happy, comfortable lives, but is this what God wants for us? Do we have unbiblical goals in prayer? Are you praying for the right things?