Category Archives: Praying for the Lost

God speaks to us through Prayer and His Word

In praying, I thought how great the needs are and how long the “list” becomes. How great the need is within our own families that how can we have time to pray for all the needs we know of. Then the question, “If I pray for those outside my family, will God not take care of my family?”

After prayer, I proceeded to read Romans 11. I do not want my family members to have God allow their hearts to be hardened because of refusing to follow the way of faith. (vs.7) People do not fall beyond recovery. (vs.11) God is able and still desires to give them salvation. Paul, an apostle to the Gentiles, was meeting the needs of people outside the boundaries of his people and still holding onto the hope that his own would come to know the Truth. (vs.14)

If God cuts one, a branch, off because of unbelief, do not be so arrogant in your being grafted in to think that He will not also cut you off if you do not continue in your faith. (Col 1:23) Do not boast in those branches that were cut off seemingly for your sake because they were not. It was because of their unbelief and if they turn from their unbelief, “God is able to graft them in again” (vs.23) and how much more willing will they be to “be grafted into their own olive tree”. (vs.24)

One can be called a thriving olive tree and with one roar be set on fire and its branches broken. (Je 11:15-17) What would this look like in today’s world/church? Is not history recorded in the Bible to help us know how to live today? (Ro 15:4, 1 Co 10:6,11) We try to teach our children because of what we learned from our mistakes. Can we learn from the mistakes of others that are recorded in God’s Word?

Because of our disobedience, not one of us can boast and we are all in need of God’s mercy. (vs.30-32) So much to understand and never understood. (vs.33-34) We have nothing to offer Him but yet He gives us what we don’t deserve. (vs.35) Glory to God forever. Amen. (vs.36)

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Hacked

My last post was Jan 30th, 2017. This site was hacked a few days after that and I apologize for what was posted. I did not discover it until today and I hope the problem has been solved. I felt like I couldn’t get it off the site fast enough. People need real jobs that are productive and positive. If anyone sees anything that does not line up with the intent of this site, I would appreciate you letting me know with a comment, email, or text message. Let me know asap in what ever way it is convenient for you.  Please let me know if there is anything else that I have missed.

Important Prayers

We spend so much time on this earth seeking pleasure. Maybe basking in the sun on the beach thinking “this is as good as it gets”. We avoid thinking about heaven, hell, eternity and what comes after this earthly life. We involve ourselves in so much to distract ourselves from what comes next. When we come up against earthly problems, we are so quick to go to God and want His help. We will go to Him when we want something in this life or when crisis hits. Our prayer life reflects our focus.
We spend more time praying for the sick (which keeps them out of heaven) than we do praying for the salvation of unbelievers (which could keep them out of hell).

What are we doing to distract ourselves from the thought of eternity that God has put in our hearts?
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV)
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

What has God prepared for us in heaven?
1 Corinthians 2:9 (NIV)
9 However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”—
the things God has prepared for those who love him—

Being an Overcomer

While the Israelites were en route to the Red Sea, they spoke against God and against Moses. Numbers 21:4-5

God sent snakes and some died. Others went to Moses and rebuked and asked that the snakes would be taken away. Numbers 21:6-7

Moses prayed and God gave instructions to overcome the snakes bites. He did not take the snakes away. Numbers 21:8-9

In Revelation 3:7-13, the message to the Church in Philadelphia and Revelation 3:14-22, the message to the Church in Laodicea are powerful stories of being an over comer and the benefits that are in store for those that endure.

May 2014 be a year of overcoming.

Two great videos for a positive outlook and encouragement. Both are worth watching.