I Love to write for God. Each week, I write messages and share the word of God with anyone who will read what I write. God has always been my inspiration. Even in trouble times, he can get you though anything. This is what my messages are all about.
REAFFIRM FROM RESTORATION: Day 7 (last day)
God-Size Prayers > Good-Size Prayers
What a title to end this seven day devotional with, huh? This specific topic is something I am often pushing myself to do more often. We serve a God of promise that exists without limitation. Yet, I’m sure you can find yourself praying prayers that seem to be only “good enough.” Instead of praying for a miracle of God we are often content with putting God in a box and praying small timid prayers. Our minds literally cannot comprehend how good and powerful God is.
In Mark Chapter 9 a man whose son is demon possessed approaches Jesus and asks Him to take pity on them and help his son, if he can. Jesus responds by saying “If you can? Everything is possible if a person believes.” The father’s boy exclaimed “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief.” Do you think that we sometimes pray good-sized prayers because we have a disbelief that God creates miracles in our lives? Honestly think about it! When was the last time you prayed and you asked for something miraculous to happen? We usually pray a blessing over our food, a prayer for safety, and every now then maybe even a prayer for guidance. How different would our lives look and how much would our faith grow if we chose to pray for miracles daily?
Focus: Today I want to challenge you to pray a God-sized prayer in your life that will help you overcome your unbelief. I encourage you to pray that same God-sized prayer daily, wholeheartedly, and full of faith. Be patient, stay consistent, and be aware to experience the fullness and greatness of our Creator. I fully believe and pray that these seven attributes will help you grow closer to God this year. The best is yet to come!
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 1 Peter 5:10 NIV https://bible.com/bible/111/1pe.5.10.NIV
Victory Over Sin When Adam and Eve first disobeyed God and ate the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden, sin became a part of the nature of mankind. Ever since, humans have been born naturally separated from God because of that sin. Because He is perfect, God simply cannot be in close proximity to sin. In the Old Testament, the Israelites were required to frequently sacrifice an unblemished lamb to atone for sin. The offering had to be perfect to cover the debt of sin - it was the only way a person could stay in right standing with God. Jesus is often referred to as the “Lamb of God”, because His sacrifice on the cross covered the sin of humanity. One of the many miracles of the cross is that it reversed the curse of Adam and Eve’s sin: Just as one act of sin separated all of humanity from God, the sacrifice made by one perfect person covered the sin of all people and made a way for reconciliation. Because Jesus offered Himself for us, we hav
“Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” Luke 2:49 NIV https://bible.com/bible/111/luk.2.49.NIV He said to them, “When you pray, say: “ ‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation. ’ ” Luke 11:2-4 NIV https://bible.com/bible/111/luk.11.2-4.NIV