And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people [NIV] Ephesians 6:18
The Lord bless you and keep you all. As we pray for ourselves lets not forget to keep one another in prayer. And may the Lord establish that which He desires in our lives in Jesus name. Amen #Verseoftheday #Devotional #Bible #Jesus #Prayer #PrayForOneAnother
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I foretold the former things long ago, my mouth announced them and I made them known; then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass. [NIV] Isaiah 48:3
Today there was this burning question in my mind as to the real point of praying. After waiting for so long, praying the same prayer and still having no change in situation; it got me thinking. Why then should we pray? Since God is sovereign and He’s going to do what makes Him God, then why do we need to petition Him on a change of circumstance which appears or seems to go unanswered? He has asked us to pray without stopping (1 Thessalonians 5:17). To ask until what we’re seeking is fulfilled. But what if you’ve reached that point when you’re all asked out, you’re fed up of asking and waiting and all you’re thinking is, well since God is going to do what makes Him God, then He doesn’t need my input and therefore doesn’t really need me to pray. How then do you get past this brick wall of hope deferred of when your hope dies? If you’ve reached this brick wall and you’re having this question running riot on your mind, the only word I can say at this moment to you is “Don’t give up hope regardless”. But if you’re tired of hearing what I think (which even I do get tired of hearingJ), I found this link pretty useful and you might too
Sigh. Disappointments will never be easy, but giving up is not an option! You simply just can’t! Your future is worth fighting for! #Devotional #VerseoftheDay #Bible #Jesus
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Never stop praying. [NLT] 1 Thessalonians 5:17
You may get tired or praying, it may become monotonous, it may become boring, and you may feel it may not be yielding any fruits. But today I am reminded that if you pray, and keep on praying without stopping on a particular issue, The Lord will most definitely come through on that promise. Is there a situation you’ve been seeking the face of God on? Is there a much needed change you desire from God? Then don’t stop petitioning Him. Keep on persevering in your prayers and in no time you will start to see the fruits of your answered prayers. The Lord is always near to those who call Him. Don’t just give up, pray your way out of that situation, and you’ll be joyful that you persevered to the very end. Prayer gives you access to that key you need to your breakthrough, but more importantly praying without ceasing gives you possession of the key to unlocking the doors to your breakthroughs! Yeah I said it. You don’t just need access; you need to take possession of it! And when you’ve made up your mind not to stop praying, you’re already walking into your answered prayers! So which of the two would you prefer, access or taking possession? I know which one I would prefer, and it is my prayer that the Lord Jesus will continue to strengthen you as you pray your way out of every challenge that’s been making a mockery of the presence of the Omnipotence in your life. You will reap the fruits of your prayers, if and only if you don’t give up! #Verseoftheday #Devotional #Bible #Jesus #Challenges #Prayer #PrayerGivesAccess #ContinuousPrayerGivesPossession #DontStopPraying
So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. [NLT] 1 Corinthians 15:58
Be strong and Immovable in the work you do towards achieving your desired objectives for this 2014. No hard work carried out to fulfil your – career, family life, work for the Lord, helping people – goals will ever be in vain. Your persistent diligence will most definitely yield a wonderful end result for you. As you continue to press on towards your desired goal, you will never be disappointed with what you end up with in Jesus name. Amen. Put the right work in order to get your desired goal this 2014.
“There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’” [NLT] Luke 18:2-5
Jesus told us of a parable where He highlights “persisting in something” to ALWAYS have its dividends. The widow’s seriousness to see Justice in her situation prevailed even with the unjust judge. Why because she never gave up on the results she wanted. Even though Jesus uses this example to show us the significance of praying, He points up “persistence” in praying being the operative word. In seeing your goals fulfilled this year, are there elements you needed to persist on that you haven’t bothered to consider? Don’t you think it’s time you put your fears aside, and defy what may be holding you hostage in making progress towards your goals? #The widow saw her goal fulfilled because she persisted and never gave up. You too will see you goals fulfilled this year because you persisted to the very end!