Thursday, December 1, 2016

1 Peter 4:7

End-Time Prayer

“The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.” 1 Peter 4:7 (ESV)
These times may be unsettling for our future, but prayer remains God’s channel for personal peace. Sin has been welcomed in the highest levels of society. Morals have been discredited. Common sense has even been swept under the rug of political correctness. While the demise of righteousness seems to be all around us, we still have prayer and that is God’s ordained means of finding peace despite troubling times.
Let’s pray today that when fear creeps into our hearts we may turn to our Lord in prayer.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

1 Peter 2:24

Forgiveness of Sin
 
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 (ESV)
 
In Christ our sin is dead, so we don’t need to be resuscitating it when we can live in faith of Calvary’s forgiveness. We may war with our sinful flesh because our behaviors are habits we’ve woven over time, but faith in what Jesus Christ did for us on Calvary is stronger. We may battle separately, but alike we stand in conviction that in Christ we have forgiveness of sins.
 
Let’s pray today that we may run to the foot of the cross regardless of how often it takes.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

1 Peter 2:2-3

Growing Deeper
 
“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.” 1 Peter 2:2-3 (ESV)
 
To experience Christ’s grace in our life is to spark a desire to grow even deeper in the things of God. When we realize how much Christ has forgiven us we tend to long to invest more time with Him, we miss time away from fellowship with His people, and we cherish opportunity to meditate upon the words of Scripture and the unending study of Jesus as our Savior.
 
Let’s pray today for a longing to grow deeper in the grace of Christ and the things of God

Monday, November 28, 2016

1 Peter 1:23

Believe the Bible

“since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God” 1 Peter 1:23 (ESV)

A Christian is not one by name only but by a new birth through faith that comes by believing the Bible as truth. You can not believe in Jesus Christ and at the same time disbelieve the Bible. All Scripture is light that shines on the Lord Jesus Christ has the Son of God who came to earth to save fallen man and is returning to establish His Kingdom.

Let’s pray today that we may not trust on feelings or opinions but the truth of the Bible.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

James 5:8

Longing for Jesus

“You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.” James 5:8 (ESV)

We have been given this time of waiting before our Lord’s return so our hearts may grow stronger toward Him. Our Christian faith is not just an intellectual assessment of spiritually siding with biblical explanation. Our faith is not only a head knowledge, but a heart that unquestionably longs to see our Savior face to face.
 
Let’s pray today that our hearts may reach out for the day our Jesus returns for us.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

James 4:7

Life in Christ

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”  James 4:7 (ESV)

Satan had no authority over Adam and Eve until they allowed him and it is no different with you and I. We may have a human nature with a propensity to sin, but we are not puppets whose strings are held by a devil. We are children of God whose minds and hearts have been born again at the cross of Christ. Temptation is part of our nature but not our life in Christ.
 
Let’s pray today that we may stop entertaining temptations and start fleeing to cross of Christ.

Friday, November 25, 2016

James 4:2

The God who Answers

“You do not have, because you do not ask.” James 4:2 (ESV)

The sad thing about unanswered prayer is that it is too often unasked prayer. Prayer is God’s chosen means of communication with fallen man and His entrance into our daily lives. He does not force His solutions upon us, but by prayer we allow His answers to solve our problems. He is called our Father in Heaven because He wants to be our provider, sustainer, and the God who answers our prayers.

Let’s pray today that we may allow our Lord entrance into our life through prayer, daily