Look to the Greater One

The Church of Jesus Christ is being besieged on ever side. It faces conflicts within and without.  From the outside there are organizations and special interest groups of all kinds that are challenging our Christian faith and practice on the most fundamental levels.  Inside there is all kinds of compromise and corruption being exposed that seriously challenges our credibility in the eyes of everyone, believers as well as non-believers.  Continually fighting this battle on two fronts can prove to be exhausting, and can quickly lead us to despair.  However, in the midst of the siege, I would like us to consider the encouragement of a godly king to look to the Greater One.

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Praying in the Reign

We have all experienced the frustration of unanswered prayer.  We pray and pray and pray about a situation, but it seems no one is listening.  In fact, if we want to be really honest, many times it seems like more prayers go unanswered than get answered.  Why is that?  Let me see if I can help us out…

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Even the Little Things

Sometimes I think we forget the Lord is also our Heavenly Father.  As such, He is concerned about every aspect of our lives, even the little things.  Let’s face it, He is the one that has taken the time to number the hairs on our head (Matthew 10:30).  Let me share a couple of recent testimonies of how the Lord has concerned Himself with some of the “little things” in our lives.

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Delight in the Lord

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Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.  Psalm 37:4  ESV

Delighting in the Lord is holding a positive frame of mind toward everything God is, everything God does, and everything God commands.  Only one who approaches God with this frame of mind can ask what he will and see it done for him.

His mind will be in harmony with God’s mind.

His heart will be in tune with God’s heart.

He will do whatever God asks in response.

This one will be heard in the courts of Heaven.

This one will see Heaven released on Earth.

Answered prayer is one of the benefits of living in the Reign.

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