Thursday, February 14, 2008

When Everything is Against Us


II Chr 32:7

Are there times when everything seems to be against you? No doubt all us have come to the point at one time or another.

The key to facing these situations is to remember that God is greater than those opposing us and is with us to help us in these battles. II Chr 32:7 “Be strong and courageous." Be not afraid nor dismayed, for the King of Assyria nor for all the multitude that is with him. For there be more of us than with him.” When we face difficult times and everything seems to be against us, we need to be in God’s word continually to find that encouragement.

God’s word will encourage us and it will also guide our prayers. Father, help us to stay in your word. May it help us and may it guide our prayers as we face difficult situations, in Jesus Name, amen.

©2006 Lewis Turner

Encounter with God


Luke 18:1

How does a person have an encounter with God? What does that phrase really mean?

It involves praying from the heart in accordance with God's word. In doing this, we find ourselves in a relationship with God or as some would call it an encounter with God.

Through the word of God and prayer, everything will come into proper God directed perspective and that includes knowing His sovereign will for us. John 13:35 says “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” That’s God’s will for us. Learning to have and show God’s love is an encounter with God.

That my friends, is a lot to think about and it should encourage us to want to have a prayer relationship with God.

Father, help us to always pray, and may our relationship with you grow deeper through prayer. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

©2006 Lewis Turner



II Cor 1:20

The Bible is full of promises, but do we really pay attention to those that we know, let alone seek what God actually promises us?

The promises in the Bible are great telling us what God will do for us. II Cor 1:20 says ‘For all the promises of God in Him (That refers to Jesus) are yes, and in Him, amen, unto the glory of God by us. We should take time to examine the promises, obey the word of God, and approach the Throne of God through Jesus our Lord and believe that God cares about us enough to answer our prayers. God gave us promises to show us that He wants to be involved in our daily lives.

Father, help us to turn again to you in obedience, and to believe you in prayer for answers. In Jesus’ name.

©2006 Lewis Turner

Scriptural Principles of Prayer


John 14:13-14

John 15:7

When you learn that you can trust someone or something, isn’t that important to you?

God’s word can be trusted. When it comes to prayer, we have some promises that tell us that we can trust the Lord. Let’s look at two of them:

  • John 14:13-14 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
  • John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

These scriptures are as encouraging as they are powerful. They were written for us to encourage us to trust God.

Father, burn these truths upon our hearts and may they encourage our prayers. In Jesus’ name.

©2006 Lewis Turner