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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Pray First

Jennifer Benson Schuldt: When my 
husband and I supervise our son's piano
practice sessions, we begin by asking
God to help us.

We pray first because neither my husband nor I know how to play the instrument.

Together, all three of us are coming to understand musical mysteries such as the meaning of "staccato" and "legato" and when to use the piano's black keys.

Prayer becomes a priority when we realize that we need God's help. David needed God's assistance in a dangerous situation as he considered fighting the Philistines in the city of Keilah. (see 1 Samuel 23:1-5)

Before engaging in battle, "David inquired of the LORD, saying, 'Shall I go and attack these Philistines?' " (1 Sam. 23:2).

God gave His approval. However, David's men admitted that the enemy forces intimidated them. Before a single sword was lifted against the Philistines, David prayed again. God promised him the victory he later claimed (v.4).

Does prayer guide our lives, or is it our last resort when trouble strikes? We sometimes fall into the habit of making plans and then asking God to bless them, or praying only in moments of desperation.

God does want us to turn to Him in moments of need. But He also want us to remember that we need Him all the time (Prov. 35:6).

Dear God, please guide me as I walk through this life. Help me not to act only by my own wisdom, but to seek Your will in every situation.

God wants us to pray before we do anything at all.
Oswald Chambers"

Our Daily Bread 4/13/15

Today’s Bible verse: 1 Sam. 23:4 "Then David inquired of the LORD once again."

Today’s quote: John Bevere"Remember that, if you're in the place where God wants you, the devil will try to offend you to get you out. He wants to uproot men and women from the place where God plants them. If he can get you out, he has been successful. If you will not budge, even in the midst of great conflict, you will spoil his plans." (p 54 of The Bait of Satan)

Some thoughts today: Prophetic ministry can strengthen and enlarge your vision. They give a perspective as to who you are, and how God sees you.

- If you've received prophetic ministry, don't forget what that word was, and hold onto it, making effort to walk it out. Let your pastor go over it with you, to help you better understand what was said, and what you can do about it.

- The more of God's Word that you have within you, the more the Spirit of God can get a hold of. Stir up the gift of God. 2 Tim. 1:6.

28th- Tuesday’s post:  #61 Submit to God
C. Peter Wagner

30th- Thursday's post:  #62 Draw Near to God
C. Peter Wagner

5/2nd- Saturday's post:  Fear of Man
Kimberly Damon

3rd- Sunday evening's post:  When the Waves Come
Lisa Buffaloe

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           A word of caution is necessary at this point. As we involve ourselves in spiritual warfare, it is imperative that we remember we are not trying to defeat the devil. He is already defeated..."   (save to check in sometime)

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