To Pray For

And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groaning’s that cannot be expressed in words.
~ Romans 8:26 [NLT]

Don’t know how to pray or unsure of what to say? Don’t worry, just spend time with God and count on the Holy Spirit to pray on your behalf. Talking with God is an important part of a growing spiritual life. Do you forget to pray regularly? Share your thoughts with God while you do a daily habit such as brushing your teeth. This will help jump start your prayer life. Or write down your prayers in a journal to detail out your thoughts. 

Morning Devotional

THE WEAKNESS THAT KILLS REPENTANCE

Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent … Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
~ Revelation 3:19,22

The church at Laodicea suffered from a bad case of “the emperor’s new clothes.” Like that fabled emperor, their true condition was obvious to all but them.
A church in the same condition is no laughing matter. Appearances can’t mask reality—especially from God. But how do you correct such a situation?

Charles Spurgeon offers the following suggestions for a well-dressed church.

WALK WITH CHARLES SPURGEON

“You may know of the faults of other people; and in watching a church, you may have observed weak points in many places. But have you wept or prayed over them?“
If not, you have not watched as you should for the good of your brothers and sisters, and perhaps have allowed evils to grow which ought to have been uprooted. You have been silent when you should have kindly and earnestly spoken to the offenders, or made your own example a warning.
Do not judge your brother, but judge yourself; if you have any severity, use it on your own conduct and heart. We must pray the Lord to use this remedy, and make us know just where we are.”
We shall never get right as long as we are confident that we are so already. Self-complacency is the death of repentance.
WALK CLOSER TO GOD

In the first three chapters of Revelation, seven churches received personal messages from the Lord of the church. And within a few hundred years, all seven had disappeared. Perhaps, in Spurgeon’s words, they were “confident” and full of “self-complacency,” believing that they were well dressed already.

How about you? Are you satisfied with your walk with God? More important, is he satisfied with your walk with him?

Early Morning Prayer

GOD LISTENS TO YOUR CRY 
Jonah 2:2-9

In Jesus’ Name, I Pray God’s Will for You Today.

I pray that you will learn to call on the Lord in your distress. Call on Him, for He will surely answer you. I pray that you will realize that He never banished you from His sight or abandoned you. He has been waiting, all this time for you to put your hope and trust in Him. May you turn to the Lord, then, and experience His grace. I pray that you will understand that no matter how deep your distress is, He can hear your cry and reach down to the depths to help you.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Teach

Preserve the teaching of God; entrust his instructions to those who follow me.

~ Isaiah 8:16 [NLT]

We have a duty to share the Word of God with our children, families, and community.  To know God you have to study His word.  To pass down to the next generation a strong faith we have to spend time instructing them in the teachings of God.