Tuesday, September 29, 2020

#63 How God Uses Your Praise


   Dr. Wesley L. Duewel- Praise renews Your strength.  Waiting on God and hoping in Him renew you spiritually and often physically also (Is. 40:29-31.) Praising God is often even more effective than prayer in refreshing, reviving, and empowering you.

   Every Christian at times experiences a sense of spiritual dryness. Certainly, after a spiritual battle, there is mental and emotional exhaustion.  (Google image, I will sing to the Lord)

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Personal Help

Lisa Buffaloe: "There are days the journey is difficult and the trials are many. If you are going through hardships, I’ve placed these verses to give you hope. Would you be willing to read and make them personal? God’s word is for you . . .

I can do everything through Him who gives me strength, for all things are possible with God. The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. When anxiety was great within me, His consolation brought joy to my soul. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song. (Google image, Man reading the Bible in hard times)

Thursday, September 24, 2020

#62 Your Praise Can Rout the Devil


   Dr. Wesley L. Duewel- There are many times when it is more important to praise God than to continue in petition. Praise lifts your eyes from the battle to the victory,  for Christ is already Victor, and you have the Victor in your heart that you might have His victory in your life and your prayer.

   Normally, all prayer should begin with praise (Ps. 100:4). The Holy Spirit often wants to lead you out of hurried intercession into victorious praise. Burden-bearing is scriptural, but praise is even more so. (Google image, Woman praising God) 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

#61 Through Christ, You Can Defeat Satan


   Dr. Wesley L. Duewel- Thank God, the Christian is able to resist Satan and cause him to run from the field of battle (James 4:7). Sometimes you must drive him away by prayer and praise. Sometimes you must command him to leave.

   Sometimes you must bind his power. Sometimes you must rob him of his captives and in Jesus' name set them free. You have full authority in Jesus' name to defeat Satan on any field of combat. You are not to run. You are to force Satan to run. (Google image, Resist the Devil). 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Power in Prayer

It's hard to think that someone who has heard since early youth
The teachings of the Bible could deny the living Truth
That soon the Lord of glory will in splendor come to earth
To gather all the righteous who have known Him through rebirth

Who have not failed or faltered but each day through constant prayer
Have trust that the Saviour through His Spirit has been there
To guide them and protect them through the promise of His Word
If they in truth have followed all the lessons they have heard

Through special time with Jesus in communion everyday
So closely intermingled they could hear the things He'd say
To give them His encouragement in this temptation hour
That through His Holy Spirit He provides His mighty power

The power to be silent when there are no words to speak
But actions speak much louder to the hurting and the weak
As lifting them before Him Who before taught us to pray
Has far more power to help them than the words that we might say

And when faced with temptation through experience have learned
That all the host of demons by God's power can be turned
And put to flight before us as His angels intercede
To answer our petitions when upon our knees we plead

And when we are confronted face to face with Satan's kind
Who by the power beneath us try to steal our heart and mind
In prayer we find the answer to defeat them where they stand
The Way the Saviour taught us at the power of His command

For nothing is so mighty so invincible and true
As what the Lord has promised He will do through me and you
If daily we accept His invitation to receive
The power of His promise when by faith we do believe

His grace is all sufficient His accomplishments are real
And what He's done He'll do again no matter how we feel
For faith is not in feeling but in knowing by design
God's presence will preserve us when we give Him heart and mind

Each morning noon and evening throughout each and every day
Not doubting ever trusting in the Truth the Life the Way
Who gave up all of heaven just to prove His Father's love
And now provides His power to the prayers He hears above

Daniel 6:10-27; Matthew 6:6-13

Power in Prayer
Lee Forbes

Let's pray-

   Father, I appreciate your instructions in the way I should go, and Your guidance and leadership concerning your will, plan and purpose for my life. I will listen for your Voice as my Good Shepherd, for I know and follow You. Please bind my feet to the paths of righteousness in which You're leading me for Your name's sake. 
   I believe that You are so mighty and invincible and true, that as You've promised me, You will give me daily the power to believe you'll work through me to benefit others. When I'm confronted by Satan's kind, whether demon or person, do not let them steal my heart or mind, but help me answer as You direct, and with the power at Your command.
   I ask this in the Mighty name of Jesus. Amen

341-345 one-line KJV Scriptures for those of you who want to learn some more verses this week- 

341- Ps. 26:11 "But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me."

342- Ps. 5:8 "Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make they way straight before my face."

343- Ps. 38:21 "Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me."

344- Ps. 73:24 "Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel; and afterward receive me to glory."

345- Jer. 10:24 "O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing."

Today's quotes-

~ Dr. Charles Stanley- "Do you want to live with real peace, contentment and joy in life? Do you want to have the power to overcome temptation or persevere through adversity?
   Prayer is seriously powerful business. So often, though, we treat it as a perfunctory task to be checked off our daily to-do list. How can we shift our attitudes from boredom and obligation to joy and expectation? The Lord always inclines His ear to His children. Learn the foundational principles of effective prayer, and how to confidently approach God with our petitions and requests." 

Prayer That Moves God – Dr. Charles Stanley

Check out Dr. Stanley's message - You may discover the reason why your prayers are not answered. Is your God a god of your imagination? It makes a difference who the god is you're praying to!

~ "When you read your personal Bible, you are submitting to Christ’s authority and treasuring his grace. This is why an open Bible is the strongest sign of a person’s love for the Lord. Opening your Bible nourishes your soul in more ways than your phone ever can, and it shows how the Word carries weight in our lives for all who are watching." (Shared by my friend, Bonnie. Click on the blue words, and read the entire message)

Words of wisdom-

~ Ask yourself if there are activities or clutter in your life that distract you from serving Christ. Decluttering is difficult and time consuming, but rewarding, for then we can surrender to Him to determine what brings eternal value.

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     #63 How God Uses Your Praise
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Thursday, September 17, 2020

#60 March Forward, Praising Him

   Dr. Wesley L. Duewel- 6. March Forward, praising Him.  Praise is not only a method of worshiping the Lord, bringing joy to the heart of God and expressing your love and thanks, but praise is also a mighty spiritual weapon.

   Perhaps Jehoshaphat is the only king who won a literal war by praise instead of by weapons (2 Chron. 20). Judah had been invaded by a vast army from Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir. Jehoshaphat called the nation together to fast and pray at Jerusalem. They came from every town "to seek help from the Lord." (Google image, Franklin Graham's crusade in Australia

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

#59 Plead the Blood of Jesus


   Dr. Wesley L. Duewel- 3. Plead the blood of Jesus: You have no merit of your own, but Jesus died for you. You do not place faith in yourself but in Jesus' blood (Rom. 3:25). 

   When Jesus cried on the cross, "It is finished" (John 19:30), Satan's defeat was complete, the victory of Calvary was complete, the blood of the Son of God was now available as the basis of your plea for God's answer to your prayer. (Google image, Jesus died on the cross to prove God's love for us