Commonly called “The Lord’s Prayer,” Jesus emphasized the personal nature of prayer. Prayer is not speaking to an impersonal force, but literally to “Our Father in heaven” who always seeks the welfare of His children and always does what is right.
Our prayers should not only thank God for what He has already done, but also anticipate what He will do in answer to our petitions.
Ecclesiastes teaches there is more to success than overcoming challenges and realizing goals. In one brief but profound six-word sentence, Solomon provides the defining secret for meaning and fulfillment in life.
God’s holiness so deeply impacted Isaiah he thought his life was over. In all likelihood, he recalled the words of God to Moses saying, “no man shall see Me and live” (Ex.33:20). Whether a vision or a view into the heavenly realm, we know Isaiah was never the same.
You can boldly face challenges with determination and seize the opportunities in the New Year! Use your passion to make a difference in 2017!
Of the 3,000 some people named in the Bible, only one man is associated with the enviable title, friend of God. That man’s story began over four millennia ago.
Living through seemingly unfair situations, David was uniquely qualified to encourage us with a testimonial.
The word “wait” is the exact opposite of frantically trying to make something happen before its time on a self-determined timetable. Wait conveys persistent expectancy—waiting on God to accomplish His purpose at His appointed time.
Throughout biblical history, God demonstrates that He delights in using the least likely individuals—from man’s perspective—to accomplish His purposes. In spite of the circumstances that brought them together, David and Bathsheba’s son, Solomon, was destined to be next in succession in the lineage of Messiah.
David had come to know the Lord’s goodness over the course of a lifetime. Based on God’s past faithfulness, he had an expectant confidence of God’s continued care not only in this mortal life, but in the very presence of the Lord forever!