The word crazy isn’t usually a terribly positive one. Being thought of as not quite right in the head or crazy is not the nicest thing in the world. Today’s devotional by Mark Batterson, reposted from faithgateway.com, puts a different spin on that word, however. If you want to see crazy miracles you need crazy faith.
This woman is driving me crazy. – Luke 18:5
I love the parable of the persistent widow. I don’t mean any disrespect, but I think persistent is a nice word for crazy. This woman is crazy, but when the cause is a righteous one, it’s a holy crazy!
We aren’t told what injustice took place, but she was on a mission. Maybe her son was falsely imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. Maybe the man who molested her daughter was still on the streets. We don’t know for sure. But whatever it was, she wouldn’t take no for an answer. And the judge knew it. The judge knew she would circle his house until the day she got justice or the day she died. The judge knew there was no quit in the read more
I am not a fan of those alarm clocks that jangle you into wakefulness with that dreadfully loud, obnoxious ringing sound. They are, however, quite effective; you are certainly wide awake once they go off. Looking around us it’s pretty plain to see that we need revival to spring forth. Today’s devotional article reposted from Charisma is a wake up call to pray and be a force in bringing a much needed awakening to our world.
This is a wake-up call. (Pixabay/Security)
What would happen if the body of Christ united in prayer and repentance? For weeks, I have sensed an urgency in my spirit for prayer and intercession to arise from the body of Christ. It is not only an urgency to pray when calamity strikes, but it is an urgency to pray without ceasing and to be a catalyst for the next great move of God. It is by no mistake that I release this word on this particular day. It was on this day 160 years ago that a movement began, fanning the flames of the Third Great Awakening n our nation. It started with a key ingredient necessary for revival and reformation. It started with a prayer meeting.
There is a famous expression, “history repeats itself.” It is a true statement, not only in regards to atrocities but also to triumphs over darkness. If you were to look read more
Source: Prophecy: The Lord Is Inviting You Into Holy Warfare Today
God’s Word admonishes us to pray without ceasing. While that may seem like a difficult thing to do, maintaining an attitude of prayer throughout the day and keeping up an ongoing conversation with God is part of a vital relationship with Him and keeps us in His peace. Today’s devotional by Max Lucado helps us grow in our ability to pray our way past despair and into a place of peace and rest.
Peace happens when people pray.
I like the story of the father who was teaching his three-year- old daughter the Lord’s Prayer. She would repeat the lines after him. Finally she decided to go solo. He listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word, right up to the end of the prayer. “Lead us not into temptation,” she prayed, “but deliver us from e-mail.”
These days that seems like an appropriate request. God calls us to pray about everything. The terms prayer, supplication, and requests are similar but not identical. Prayer is a general devotion; the word includes worship and adoration. Supplication suggests humility. We are the supplicants in the sense that we make no demands; we simply offer humble requests. A request is exactly that — a specific petition. We tell God exactly what we want. We pray the read more
Pretty much anyone who is alive and breathing has been or will be wounded by another person at one point or another in their lives. It’s an ugly, messy, and painful business particularly when the one doing the wounding is one of God’s people. If you’ve been wounded and are tempted to chuck the whole mess and get out of Dodge please take some time to read today’s devotional by Ann Graham Lotz on Faithgateway.com and rethink your current escape plan.
“I know by experience what David knew. Prayer can help heal your hurt. It can take the sting away. One reason is that it can help put your wounding in perspective. When I focus on God and who He is, my wounders don’t seem so intimidating and my hurt somehow becomes smaller.
So may I encourage you? Put the brakes on any runaway mental conversations you may be having with those who have wounded you. If you don’t, and those sharp words careen recklessly across the highway of your healing journey, your wounded heart and life are going to end up as something like splattered roadkill. At the very least, you will read more
It may be polite and socially acceptable to not badger someone when they tell you “no”, but it won’t get you very far when it comes to prayer. In the words of today’s devotional “keep pounding the door”.
Editor’s Note: Today is the National Day of Prayer and we would love for you to join other believers all over the United States in praying for our families, our nation, and the world. We’re so thankful for God’s blessings and know that He hears us and responds when we pray. We hope you’ll join us. Jesus’ story about village neighbors must have provoked smiles and chuckles in his first-century audience. A man opens his door to an unexpected guest late one night – not uncommon in a desert climate that encourages travel after sunset – only to find his pantry a href=’http://www.faithgateway.com/ask-seek-knock/’ title=’Read more’ …/a
Source: Ask Seek Knock – FaithGateway
Today’s devotional offers readers some practical prayer points to pray for oneself or those whom God lays on your heart. Give them a try and see what God does in your life.
As a prophetic intercessor, my regular prayer time usually involves listening to the Holy Spirit and praying what is on His agenda moment by moment; however, there are a few things I’ve chosen to pray for every single day. I start my mornings with them and often return to them again before I close my eyes at night.
This list has grown over the years, as click on the link to read the entire article
Source: Cindy Jacobs Recommends Praying These Powerful Scriptures Every Day — Charisma Magazine
Today’s devotional offers an inspiring reminder to get us praying and into the Word. If we are desiring all that God has for us, longing for the abundant life Jesus promised we need to press into Him through prayer and get to know Him through His Word.
One year I gave my six-year-old daughter, Amanda, a small, decorative box. Inside it I put a small piece of jewelry that she had been wanting for a long time. When she unwrapped the gift and saw the box, she squealed and remarked on every detail. “Oh, Mommy, this is so beautiful! Look at thea href=’http://www.faithgateway.com/prayer-of-blessing/’ title=’Read more’ …/a
Source: The Prayer of Blessing – FaithGateway