pray believing

The difference between a BREAKDOWN and a BREAKTHROUGH is–

Effective Prayer

When it comes to praying effectively, Jesus is not only our teacher; Matthew 6:8-10 Jesus is our example.

There are a few places in the Gospels where we find His prayers recorded for us. The most powerful may be just before Lazarus walked out of the tomb.

Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.” Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with grave clothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.” -John 11:40-44 (NKJV)

Here’s the point: I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me,”

By Christ’s example we can also say, “I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me,”

WHY? Because in 1 John 4:17 we read: Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.

Don’t Miss The Point!

Your faith may not be equal to raising the dead…but your Father ALWAYS hears your prayers.

see ya soon

do you have time?

In early April of 2016, the Lord said, “The trouble is, you think you have time…You don’t.” Buying back wasted time is probably not going to happen. And yet we talk of living outside of time, where we are in Christ. In that season I […]

Read more

be happy now

We all have moments of fear and anxiety. Both are really forms of unnecessary suffering. Instead , why not learn to be happy NOW?  Not someday: when the kids are grown, or the job is done—but right NOW! Three steps to real happiness NOW are: 1. Accept […]

Read more

pray constantly

The difference between a BREAKDOWN and a BREAKTHROUGH is– Effective Prayer Tucked away in the genealogies of God’s people (1 Chronicles 1.1 – 9.44), amid the hundreds of names most of us couldn’t pronounce correctly if we tried, there is a powerful lesson on effective […]

Read more

desperate? lonely?

For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10 (RSV) There is a sense of loneliness that […]

Read more

winter birds

If God feeds the birds of the air, how much more will He take care of you? You are so much more important to Him, so believe that He is providing all that you need. “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither […]

Read more