The last five years were all a downward spiral for him. He had lost his job and the two businesses he tried to do had failed. His friends deserted him when his money was gone. One night, his heart became heavy with sorrow. He began to walk aimlessly. It was not once or twice that drivers shouted angrily at him for he had stepped unknowingly into traffic lanes.
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“Be holy, because I, the LORD your God, am holy” (Leviticus 19:2b NIV).
First of all, we should be thankful that God has given us no less a standard than he himself. There is no doubt about this command. “Be holy,” leaves us with no doubt that this is impossible. Then why did God issue this command? It was to let us know that there is no compromise regarding his … Read the rest
Dear Child of God, are you passing through some great difficulty? Are you finding it difficult to praise God during this time? If so, consider these things:
First of all, the more you keep away from God, the more misery you have to go through. He is waiting expectantly for you to come back to him. Even though you are not feeling like doing so, just say, “I love you, … Read the rest
Prayer the Answer to Worry
Most people constantly worry. You might be one among them. The Bible tells us that prayer is the way to conquer worry. It advises us not to be anxious, but with hearts of thanks and praise, present our requests to God. He is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or think. And he is able to meet all our needs. So let us … Read the rest
God himself has initiated prayer. He has asked us to call to him in prayer. It is an invitation that we should feel welcome to respond to.
Jesus taught us to persist in prayer. He told that we should always pray and never give up. Therefore we should never be discouraged in prayer even when the answer doesn’t seem to come by easily.
Prayer, when answers are delayed, will reveal … Read the rest
Come into His Presence
Prayer is talking to God. Therefore the first thing to do is to come into his presence. The Bible clearly tells us that we have right of entry to the throne of grace by the precious blood of Jesus. So first ask Jesus to wash you with his precious blood even as you attempt to pray.
Call God, “Abba, Father.” Jesus taught us that … Read the rest