Thursday, January 10, 2008

Is Life Confusing?


Is life frequently confusing?

Life can be very confusing to many and there are so many things that grab our attention that sometimes there seems to be no purpose to the daily grind.

Did you know that if you pray, you can have God’s help in bringing everything into a proper perspective? In fact, there are many who have prayed for God’s help and now have a real purpose in life. That is a lot better than not having any purpose, and having only confusion. So why not take time to pray and let God show you His purpose for your life.

Father, we ask you to show us your purpose and to bring order in our lives and remove confusion. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

©2006 Lewis Turner

Letting God's Promises Guide Our Prayers


Jer 1:12

Ever wonder why some people have a deep prayer life?

There is a reason. Many people who have a deep prayer life have learned to use God's word in their prayer, expectantly. They can do this because the promises of God let you know what to expect of God. They encourage us, and they can direct our prayer.

When you use God's promises in prayer, you are looking to the answer. Jeremiah 1:12 says ‘for I will hasten my word to perform it.’ That means God will perform His word.

So why don't we get into God's word and as we learn His promises, let us use them in prayer.

Father, teach us your promises and how to use them in prayer. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

©2006 Lewis Turner


Rom 7:19

I know I am forgiven, but why do I feel guilty? Why do I fall back and do wrong things?

Did you know the Apostle Paul also struggled with similar questions? He wrote in Rom 7:19: “For the good that I would do, I do not: but the evil that I do…

The reason for this may be guilt that you feel because something is not forgiven.

However, when we forgive, it allows Christ’s work on Calvary to free us from sin that so easily affects us. Forgiveness should not only be forgiving the other or the offense, it should include forgiving ourselves. Forgiveness is necessary because unforgiveness can block Christ’s help to us.

As we continually to forgive day by day, we will have Christ’s help.

Father, help us to continually forgive, and even forgive ourselves. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

©2007 Lewis Turner

Repeated Offenses - Contrary actions


Ps 139:23-24

Have you ever been in a situation that you have no clue why you did what you did?

There are times when we do not understand what we did. Those actions are often contrary to the way we know we should live. What then should we do? When this happens, we can involve the Lord and ask Him to show us our heart in this matter.

The psalmist asked the Lord in Ps 139:23-24 saying: "Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." He wanted God's help to live right.

If that reflects your desire, then that prayer can invite God into your life and bring his help and guidance to you.

Father, Search our hearts, and lead us in the way everlasting. Thank You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

©2005 Lewis Turner