Archive for June, 2012
Types of Prayer: Petition Prayer
Petition prayer (also called the prayer of faith) is when you’re asking God for something. I’ll use 1 John 5:14-15 as my basis for this example.
I call 1 John 5:14-15 the “Polaroid” scriptures. I’m sure I’m dating myself, but many years ago (I won’t tell you how many) we used to use Polaroid cameras. These cameras came with a carton of 4×5 cards with photo developer solution on each card.
The idea was that you loaded the cards into the camera. As you take each picture, a blank card would slide out of the front of the camera and as you held the card, the photo that you took would develop on the card in your hand. Read the rest of this entry »
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
Faith in God and in His Word is fundamental. Without it, it’s impossible to please God, Hebrews 11:6 tells us. It’s foundational to the Christian life. It’s the is the jumping off point. I believe faith can move mountains. Faith in God’s Word can be dynamic. It can change and rearrange things in the life of the believer. However faith can also fail depending on the weight of the conflict you’re facing. Jesus prayed for Peter in Luke 22:31-34 that His faith fail not. Read the rest of this entry »
They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth forever….Psalm 125:1
Trust is a higher level of your Christian walk. Trust cannot be moved. Trust is a choice made by the believer. Trust doesn’t care why a prayer wasn’t answered like the recipient thought it should have been answered. Trust is not moved by disaster or calamity, or threats, or adverse circumstances. Trust knows that our vantage point in life stems from an extremely limited view of the world and conditions around us. Read the rest of this entry »
Believe with your heart and no contradictory circumstance can move you. Nothing can shake your confidence when you believe with your heart.
Example: Is there anything I could do or say to persuade you that the name you’ve gone by all your life wasn’t actually your name? Read the rest of this entry »
Trust God and turn your life and everything you have over to Him. It’s a simple concept, yet for most of us it’s a daily struggle.
My son plays basketball on a travel ball team here in Southern CA. His team travels all over playing against some of the best teams in the region. Recently we played in a tournament game in Riverside. Read the rest of this entry »
My mother was a praying mother. In fact, I give her most of the credit for “praying me into the Kingdom of God”. My mother never hounded me or presented Christ to me in a way that turned me off from receiving Him. She never verbally said very much to me regarding God or His Word at all. She simply prayed and gave me a visual example of what living a Godly lifestyle looked like. For years, when it looked like I was going in every direction but a positive one, she never lost the hope of her children living for God. Read the rest of this entry »