Create in me a pure heart, O God (Psalm 51:10a NIV).
This is a sincere prayer coming from the heart of a repentant man. He is desperate in his prayer. He knows that God alone can create in him a pure heart. When these conditions meet together, God can create in you too a pure heart.
To pray to God to create within you a pure heart you first of … Read the rest
Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let me not of their delicacies (Psalm 141:4 NIV).
Make this your prayer every single day: “Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil.” Why is this so important? It is important because evil is on the increase everyday. Its increase shows itself with a difference too. … Read the rest
They came to him, and he repaired the altar of the Lord, which was in ruins (1 Kings 18:30b NIV).
Are you expecting to see God come back to your life in a mighty way? If so, the first step is to repair the altar. You may have allowed it to lie in ruins for long. Now is the time to start seeking God in earnest by repairing the altar … Read the rest
I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to my commands, … (Isaiah 48:17b,18a NIV).
God makes known His concern for you by teaching you. He teaches you many things especially through His Word. But in this context, He teaches you specifically the way that is best for you. … Read the rest
Whoever is for the Lord, come to me (Exodus 32:26b NIV).
Going along with the crowd is always an easy option. But what if the crowd decides to forget the Lord and do as they please? What if this decision leads to sin? It is then that you should remember this rallying cry, “Whoever is for the Lord, come to me.”
Even when the crowd decides to do wrong, it … Read the rest
When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses! And Moses said, “Here I am” (Exodus 3:4 NIV).
God called out to Moses only after He had seen that Moses had gone over to look at the burning bush. What would have happened if Moses had not gone over to look? God might not have called out to … Read the rest
There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight–why the bush does not burn up” (Exodus 3:2 NIV).
This was God’s attention-grabber!
Here was a man, Moses, who for forty years was satisfied to be a … Read the rest
The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. … So God was kind to the midwives … And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own (Exodus 1:17, 20a, 21 NIV).
Who is to be feared? Man or God? A choice is to be made. The choice is yours.
Men … Read the rest
But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me” (Genesis 32:26b NIV).
How many people wrestle with God to have Him bless them? Very few. But here Jacob said: “I will not let you go unless …” Holding on to God is very important if you would like to be blessed by Him. There are no easy steps. There are no secret formulas. The only principle … Read the rest
So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak (Genesis 32:24 NIV).
There are God-impact moments in the life of His children. These can happen anywhere, anytime; since God is not limited by circumstances. But if you desire to have a God-impact moment in your life, better get alone with God. Many Christians of today get comfort from fellowships and meetings and from friends. These … Read the rest