How often has someone said, “I’m praying for you”? How did that make you feel? Probably pretty good “if” you believed they were praying for you.
It’s harder to know whether someone really is praying for you in the social world since it’s so easy for all of us to “like” someone’s request for prayer, “retweet” or “share” their prayer request or write in the comment box – “praying for you.”
As we saw in the first part of our study, Jesus Christ prays for us. He proved it during His time of ministry on earth 2,000 years ago. We know He meant what He prayed because He sacrificed Himself for us on the Cross. Jesus is now at the right hand of God making “making intercession for us” (Romans 8:34). The Holy Spirit also intercedes for us “in accordance with the will of God” (Romans 8:26-27).
Jesus taught His apostles the importance of praying for each other. Notice in the verses below how often the apostles’ prayers led them to reach out and meet the needs of the people for whom they prayed. As we read each example, let’s think about people who are part of our social community who need our prayers and help.
One of the most important things that an adult can do is teach wisdom to children. Where will children learn wisdom if not from wise adults?
We continue our series looking at Psalm 16 and ten steps in walking with God and growing in wisdom. Today, we look at steps 8 and 9.
In the social media world the words “I’m praying for you” are used for everything from job hunting to being in a car accident to going into surgery to doing well on a test. Prayer requests at church meetings and Bible studies often focus on health and personal safety.
One of the greatest things one Christian can do for another is to pray for them, but what should we pray? Prayer is personal communication with God, so what should we say to God on behalf of another Christian? What would God want us to request?
What we need to know about prayer is described and modeled in the Bible. Here are some examples we can follow in our own prayer time, beginning with the Master of Prayer.
We continue our series looking at Psalm 16 and ten steps in walking with God and growing in wisdom. It is from our knowledge, understanding and experience in taking these steps in our own lives that we can Teach Wisdom to Our Children.
In this article we focus on lessons learned in martial arts classes.
In our previous post we began sharing ten steps about how a person gets to the point where they know they’re walking with God. Here are the next three steps in the process as David explained in Psalm 16. They are the same steps we can use to Teach Wisdom to Our Children.
We recently looked at what Jesus wanted for Christmas. As New Years’ Day approaches, let’s look at what He wants for the New Year.
It’s the same thing He wanted for Christmas!
“He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me.” John 14:21
“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.” John 15:9-10
“… make disciples of all the nations …” Matthew 28:19
“… repent and do the first works …” Revelation 2:5
An expert in the “path” of life was King David. He was a man after God’s Heart and desired deeply to walk with God every day of his life. In Psalms 16:11, David wrote: “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Walking on the path of God gives us three great treasures: “life,” “fulness of joy,” and “pleasures for evermore.” If we walked up to ten people today and offered them life, fulness of joy and pleasures for evermore, how many do you think would say they weren’t interested? My guess is most would say they would like to know more about how to have those things in their life.