Thursday, February 15, 2018

PM#407 God's Peace Can Keep us




PM#0407

God’s Peace Keeps Us

Phil 4:7 



Have you ever been faced with turmoil that is not of your asking? – Yet you seem to get the brunt of a verbal attack stemming from anger or from accusation that seems not to be founded?



When this occurs, those situations hurt to the core of our very being and they can make us quite angry.  In times like these, we need to cry out to the Lord in prayer for His peace to keep our hearts and minds. God’s peace and his presence is something we all really do need.  In the Presence of God there is peace despite the turmoil.



I would encourage you to take time to meditate on a prayer so you will be able to pray a similar one if a verbal attack again.



Father, I do not know the source of this accusation and anger.  It is causing turmoil.  I ask for your presence and peace to help keep my heart and mind.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018

PM#0205 Preparing the Soil


PM#0205

Preparing the Soil



Matthew 13:3-8



A farmer knows of the hard work that is done before a harvest.  It starts with preparing soil, and planting it.  If the soil is not prepared, precious seed may be lost and may not even grow.



To reach people for the Lord Jesus Christ, there is much preparatory work to be done so that people will be ready to hear and accept God’s word for them. This preparatory work starts with prayer, asking God’s help in preparing people’s hearts to be ready to receive God’s word and to respond to His Love. 



If your desire is to reach people for Christ, then join with me in this prayer.



Father, we ask you to go before us, preparing hearts to receive your word.  Help us to show your love to them.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.



Reflection:



Why is it important for hearts to be prepared to hear God’s word?



Why is prayer important for people to be able to respond to God’s l0ve?



If you have experienced a time where someone responded to God’s love, because someone prayed, please share a few words about it. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________