Temple Of God

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Temple Of God

Here is your Daily Devotional Prayer for December 7, 2016 brought to you by The Plough

“In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and peoples will stream to it. Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”

Micah 4:1–2

Lord our God, we gather in your presence, coming from this world so full of suffering, grief, and misfortune that we could well be afraid. But we do not have to rely on this world. We can come to you, the almighty God. You are our Father, and no matter what may come, we remain your children and receive your blessing. So protect us in this present time. Even if a flood of evil seems about to break over us and our hearts are heavy, you will uphold us. You will strengthen us so that we can bear this time patiently, hoping in you and in what you do for all people, who are your people just as we are. May the praise of your name be in our hearts for ever and ever. Amen.

Daily Commentary: The temple of God lies within us and we are to cherish the gift as a sacred bond between the Lord and us. No where is it more important than right now to dwell in the house of the Lord for He has promised us salvation.

Our hopes, our dreams and our future relies on us being faithful to the Lord. Let Him teach us his ways so our path is straight. When suffering, grief and misfortune befall us who do we turn to? Is it society? No, it is the Lord and when our hearts a entrenched in house of God, nothing can take us away from His love.

As we make our way along the pathways of life, let us come to the mountain of the Lord and lay our fears and our problems at His feet. May we always be mindful of our thoughts and actions and put God’s thoughts and God’s actions into practice.

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Water Of Life

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The Water Of Life

Here is your Daily Devotional Prayer for December 6, 2016 brought to you by The Plough

“The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.”

Revelation 22:17

Lord our God, be with us and let your face shine upon us, for we are your children. In the midst of all human planning we are your children who seek you alone, who seek your will, your kingdom, and everything you have promised to humankind. Fill our thoughts and feelings with your power so that our lives on earth may belong to you, so that with our whole will we may put every thing we have and are into your hands. For we want to be your children, to have one will with you, Almighty God. We want your kingdom. This is our will, O Lord our God, and it is your will too. Therefore it must come to pass, to the glory of your name. Amen.

Daily Commentary: The offer of eternal life from God is given to us in Revelation. Now, are you too lazy to accept the water of life? Drinking of this water provide us with the right nourishment for us to live the Christian life. In John 14, Jesus said, “Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:14)  The point is, we need the water of life to sustain us or we will die of starvation (not physical but a spiritual one).

Our appetite cannot be satisfied with mere food. We need the pure manna from heaven  but to receive it, you must give yourself back to God. This invitation is a two-step approach that we sometimes lose sight of.

The late Pastor, Ken Pell, put it best when he said, “God is inviting you to “come … take the free gift of the water of life.” It’s is an offer only the One who sees your value can make. This is the greatest invitation in the world and it is given with you and your needs in mind. It is God, in Christ, finishing the rescue mission that He started in Genesis 3. The victory was made possible through the cross and the resurrection.”

This is a unique offer than no one else can make. We see a “river of life” flowing through the world and we want to drink from it. This is an invitation of restoration from God. That calling is seen in Matthew 11:28-30 when it states, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

God is constantly calling us and we need to accept that invitation. In order to do this, your eyes and ears as well as your heart must be open to the invitation. You can’t taste the spiritual water of life if you are not open to it.

In Isaiah 44:3, we see how water brings life. “For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, and My blessing on your offspring.”

Water is a blessing for Christians so understand this… when you drink from the water of life, then God is blessing you with his unconditional love.

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Reign Of Christ

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Reign Of Christ

Here is your Daily Devotional Prayer for December 5, 2016 brought to you by The Plough

“Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.”

Daniel 7:27

Lord our God, dear Father, you have made yourself known on earth so that we may love you and be loved by you. Give us your Spirit, we pray. Give us your Spirit to strengthen us in the life and work you offer us. Watch over us on all our ways. Wherever your children are sighing and calling for you, protect and guide them with your mighty hand. Let your kingdom spread over the whole world, over all people, over all races and nations, that we may become united as servants of Jesus Christ to your honor. Amen.

Daily Commentary: The Lord has dominion over all and his kingdom will be forever. The reign of Christ was foretold throughout the passages of the bible and we, as Christians, will see the glory of heaven after Jesus defeats the antichrist. In God’s time, the judgment will happen but we must make way for the Lord.

The spiritual reign of Christ is seen in Jeremiah 23:5-6“The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior.”

We look forward to this day as it will fulfill all the prophecies of God.  According to Pastor Alex Dodson from the Watchman Radio Hour, he states that, “The Kingdom of Christ was set up at His first coming. We are not waiting for the Kingdom of Christ to begin in the future. It has already begun. Of course, there is the Heavenly Kingdom of the future which follows the Judgment and which all believers will inherit. This Heavenly Kingdom is the ultimate form of Christ’s Kingdom. However, this does not take away from the fact that Christ’s Kingdom has already been set up and is in progress. Jesus is now building a kingdom and in that sense we are now in the kingdom age. He will continue to build His kingdom right up to the end.”

But what are we to do in the meantime? Our duty is this: It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,  who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.” Titus 2:12-15

This is the problem. We acknowledge Jesus the King but we don’t act like He is.  Christ’s millennial reign on earth seems so far into the future that we brush it off instead of heading it’s warning.

Are you looking forward to His reign? Are you doing all you can to prepare for His reign? The master will come “like a thief in the night” and it’s up to you to live without agitated hope.

Here is a quote that I find interesting as it precisely defines how many people think about the importance of God’s coming reign.

“Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear. “

Ovid

Don’t let fear ruin your hope. And don’t hope without faith or you will lose both. God’s reign is coming and you have nothing to fear if you are a faithful Christian believer.

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The Resurrection of Jesus

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The Resurrection of Jesus

Here is your Daily Devotional Prayer for December 4, 2016 brought to you by The Plough

“Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth. I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.”

Revelation 3:10–11

Lord our God, strengthen our hearts today through your Word. You are our Father and we are your children, and we want to trust you in every aspect of our lives. Protect us on all our ways, and grant that we may always watch and wait for the coming of your kingdom, for the future of our Lord Jesus Christ. Keep us from becoming confused by present-day events. Help us to remain free, that we may serve you and not be led astray, no matter what happens in the world. Grant us your Holy Spirit in everything, for without your Spirit we can do nothing. Help us, and accept our praise for the many ways you have given us help. Amen.

Daily Commentary: Jesus has promised that He is coming. Though we do not know the time, we must be prepared. That means, we can’t sit around and worry about life. The resurrection of Jesus is what we look forward to and live our lives for.

According to Pastor Sam Storms, in his article entitled, “Kept From The Hour Of Trial” he speaks of our patience in waiting for God and how society looks upon that patience when he writes “Sadly, today, more attention is given to sensational claims of supernatural exploits than to the routine faithfulness of the average Christian. Simple virtues like integrity, endurance in the face of pain and disappointment, persistence in one’s struggle with sin, and love for the brethren aren’t the sort that get written up on the Drudge Report or fill the editorial page of the New York Times.”

This is how we can be sidetracked in our faith. It’s the virtues that bring out our faith which are important to God. The story of the resurrection is the story of the greatest love of all… God’s love for us!

It is spiritual protection we are looking for while we wait for Christ as we are prone to sinfulness in a world that embraces the sinner and repudiates the Christian belief system. Proof of the resurrection of Jesus is not some debatable concept but a living and breathing promise that is real.

Christians have been given the keys to heaven but we must have faith and then put that faith into action. We are not strong enough on our own that is why we have been given the Holy Spirit to help us.

Pastor Storms finishes by stating, “We must never forget that it is precisely in remaining faithful unto death that our greatest victory is achieved.”  That victory is Jesus conquering death and bringing us to heaven.

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The Mercy Of God

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Experience The Mercy Of God

Here is your Daily Devotional Prayer for December 3, 2016 brought to you by The Plough

“And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”

Luke 1:76–79

Lord our God, we thank you that you let light shine out every day and every year. Thank you that we may always look to you, whose right hand will bring order into everything and set all things right, even in difficult times. May our hearts receive strength to persevere and go on praising you, for you remain, no matter what happens on earth. You are our God, you have sent us the Savior, and we can draw close to you. You have made us the firm promise that your day is coming when truth and justice will arise on earth to the glory of your name. May the hearts of many people turn to you so that they worship you and call to you for help, to the glory of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Daily Commentary: We, who sit in the darkness of sin have been saved by the mercy of God. It is this mercy that allows us to come to God and ask for forgiveness. You see, God is mercy. In Psalm 111:4, we see this is action, “He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and compassionate..”

Mercy and compassion go together. But truth is the glue that binds us to the Lord. God’s mercy comes from His truth and the truth that s what sets us free.  He is everything we need to live a fruitful life and we trust in His grace.

We know we do not deserve His love nor do we deserve to be pardoned for our sins but the grace and mercy of the Lord know no boundaries. How do we come to God. We find it in Hebrews 4:16,  Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

This is important to note that we shouldn’t be ashamed to approach God for He loves us so much. Finally, in  Psalm 103:8-9, we find out why God is compassionate and filled with mercy. The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever.”

Remember that the next time you need mercy in your own life.

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Let Us Rejoice And Be Glad

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Let Us Rejoice And Be Glad

Here is your Daily Devotional Prayer for December 2, 2016 brought to you by The Plough

“The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad. Lord, save us! Lord, grant us success! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. From the house of the Lord we bless you.”

Psalm 118:24-26

Lord our God, our hearts are full of praise and thanks for your promise. You comfort and help us with this promise every day, enabling us to hold true through all distress. Remember us in these times, and let the cry, “Hosanna,” arise often in our hearts. Let a bright light shine out now as you once let it shine around the Lord Jesus, showing him as King and Savior. Protect us and bless us. Bless our land and all those appointed to govern. May your Spirit be with them so that they may carry out your will. For your will must be done and shall surely happen. In this we trust, and in this we hope. We praise you, O Lord our God. Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest! Amen.

Daily Commentary: Rejoice and be glad! For the Lord has come to us. How long have we been waiting for the Lord to shine His light upon us? When we rejoice in the Lord, everything changes. We stop thinking about ourselves and start looking at what we can do for others.

We stop complaining and offer ourselves to the Lords so that He can work through us in everything we do. We are to cultivate a glad spirit by rejoicing when others are blessed. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.” Romans 12:15-16

Do you know what it means to rejoice when life brings you down? Don’t let society steal your joy, especially when God has given you the peace of His heart. He has not come to condemn you but to save your soul through His unconditional love. Rejoice through adversity no matter what you are going through. In 2 Corinthians 6:10, Paul tells us we must, “Always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything..”  Rejoicing is a  characteristic of life in God’s kingdom which is a fruit of the Holy Spirit.

Each one of us it like a blooming flower. Unless we water it with love and care, it will die a lonely and tragic death but God has come to water us with His love and shepherd us through the tough times so that we can rejoice and be glad always in our prayers of thanksgiving to the One that loves us! Rejoice, for this is the day the Lord has made!

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Jesus King of Kings

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Jesus King of Kings

Here is your Daily Devotional Prayer for December 1, 2016 brought to you by The Plough

“Say to Daughter of Zion, “See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

Matthew 21:5, 9

Lord our God, we thank you for letting hosannas rise from people’s hearts and for letting us cry out to you all the more fervently in dark times. Help us, O Almighty God, and help your king, Jesus Christ, to his final victory. For he shall be victor, bringing grace, peace, life, and victory for all that is good, on earth as in heaven. He shall be victor at all times in our lives, enabling us to keep faith in trouble, fear, and need, yes, even in death. Hosanna to the victor, Jesus Christ, the victor you have chosen! O Almighty God, proclaim him on earth. Let all the people know he is on his way, to the glory of your name. Amen.

Daily Commentary: Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord! But how sad is it when He is rejected by the people. How often do we rejected what jesus stands for even though we sing Jesus King of Kings and Lord of Lords?

Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem can be likened to our entry into society. We believe in what we stand for but are rejected for our beliefs. Jesus has given us many blessings which include  grace, peace and love which we are summoned to extend to others. Whenever we tremble in fear in our lives we call on our savior to save us but our sins push Him away.

Christ the King has overcome sin and given us back our salvation. Whether He rides in on a donkey or the finest colt, we see that God can use us for the glory of His kingdom.  How can we become useful for God also?

It is not our purpose to complain about life but to be appreciative of what we have for we may lose it. This was so true of the Jewish people who at first cheered him as their savior then just four days later had Him killed on the cross. They didn’t recognize the King of Kings and Lord of Lords for who He truly was.

We must remain steadfast in our faith and take action on the Word so that God can use us to the best of our ability.  Our praise must be genuine, humble and forever for the One who made salvation possible.

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Shout For Joy

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Shout For Joy To The Lord

Here is your Daily Devotional Prayer for November 30, 2016 brought to you by The Plough

“Shout for joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious…Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!”

Psalm 66:1–2, 5

Lord our God, let your miracles be done among us, and bless us through your deeds. Bless us in Jesus Christ, the Savior of so many people. May your kingdom come to us and at last bring the great miracles that carry out your will and that do what is pleasing to you. Lord God, Father in heaven, we praise you! In you we live, in you we believe, in you we hope, in you we want to live day by day and hour by hour. May your name be honored among us, for you are our God and the God of all the world. Let your light shine among all people so that many millions and whole nations may glorify your name, for in the last days the nations shall come and worship you. So protect and bless us today and in the coming time, and again and again let something happen to bring us new life and strength. Amen.

Daily Commentary: Can you shout for joy to the Lord and not feel the jubilation in your heart? God’s awesome deeds have won us our salvation and we proclaims God’s great power. When we glorify His holy name all the nations of the world shall bow down before Him.

We respond to God’s calling as Christians and go forth to see what God has done for us and it is a a call for us to remember why we’ve been called. We know God has delivered us and  we rejoice in His love.

It is grace that has brought us this far and we finally understand the spiritual meaning of joy in our lives. We have experienced His loving kindness time after time and yet we still sin against Him. What more can the Lord do to show us His unconditional love?

During this holiday season, we can show our devotion and love by bringing the Lord into our hearts and making each day a day to praise His holy name.

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We Praise God For His Goodness

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We Praise God For His Goodness

Here is your Daily Devotional Prayer for November 29, 2016 brought to you by The Plough

“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”

John 14:12

Lord our God, we call to you, “Abba, dear Father!” because your Spirit draws us to Jesus Christ the Savior and to his gospel. We call to you for we belong to your kingdom. Give us strength to remain steadfast through all the troubles of our lives. Let your hand remain over us and over the warring nations. Your hand directs, your hand carries out the thoughts of your heart. May the time soon come when you will bring everything to fulfillment and give peace on earth. In expectation we praise your name, for you will bring this time and you will bring it soon. For your kingdom must come, your will must be done on earth as in heaven, and everything must go according to your plan. Amen.

Daily Commentary: Why do we praise God? Is it because He has given us so much to be thankful for? It goes much deeper than that.  The book of Psalms was especially  written as a way to praise God for everything He did for the Israelites.  We see it in Psalm 147:1 where it tells us that “Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!”

God tells us that we will do works greater than Him but it is through His power that we give praise. Our faith in the Lord will be rewarded but until we bow ourselves down to Him and give Him praise we cannot hope to do great works for the Lord. In Psalm 103:1-3, it tells us, Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.”

This is something most of us forget. We are looking for the spoils but need to give thanks and praise first to He that has given us the kingdom of heaven. Praise and worship is fundamental to our salvation. Why? Without that love, care, and respect we show to God, everything we do will be in vain as our actions will not carry out our faith.

Your prayers of praise to God are heard and will not be forgotten. Praise is part of our submission to God and His ways. Let me end this talk on Psalm 107:8, “Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.”  That is reasons to praise god.

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How To Stay Spiritually Awake

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Stay Spiritually Awake

Here is your Daily Devotional Prayer for November 28, 2016 brought to you by The Plough

“Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!  

Mark 13:35-37

Lord our God, we look upward to heaven, for you will come from heaven in the glory of the Father. May we remain true to our calling, watching and praying every day and every hour, waiting for you, who will bring into order everything on earth. Bless us and bless our land. Grant us the joy to see you working through your servants toward the salvation of the peoples. Be with us and bless us. May your living Word work in our hearts so that every Sunday, every festival, and every day from now on may be a day of joy. Protect us. Bless us. May your name be praised in our hearts! Amen.

Daily Commentary: Society has a way of getting and keeping our attention on things that are not very important but how do you stay spiritually awake in a world that constantly steals your attention? What can you do to avoid falling spiritually asleep?

Are you too sleepy to realize the truth? God has called each one of us to be alert to what is coming and fight distraction when it does come. TWe must be observant with spiritual matters as we may lose sight of the goal – our salvation. We cannot sleep through life as if nothing matters.

How do we do this? Avoid conduct unbecoming to a Christian and be able to awaken others from their spiritual stupor. Show others the ways of the Lord. Keep busy with God’s word. Avoid works that brings down to the darkness of evil.

“Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”  1 Peter 1:13

Awareness is how Peter describes what our daily activities must entail and it is up to us to be vitally aware of the danger that spiritual slumber can do to us.

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We Trust In The Lord

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We Trust In The Lord For Everything

Here is your Daily Devotional Prayer for November 27, 2016 brought to you by The Plough

“Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.”

Psalm 25:8–9

Lord our God, dear Father in heaven, we thank you that we may be your children, led by you. We thank you for guiding us in times of grief and never forsaking us. Now, as of old, you are with us, Lord our God, and you show us the way in every situation. Protect us in this present time, and grant us strength to go on patiently even when our lives hold much suffering and distress. We thank you for your guidance and rejoice in your help for our time. Reveal your hand in power, for soon, very soon, your right hand will change everything. Amen.

Daily Commentary: God is the ultimate teacher. He spends His time showing us His love and giving us all we need. We trust in the Lord for He has proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that He is the Lord  of Lords and King of Kings.

In times of despair, we learn how to trust god completely in all things. Trust and faith go hand in hand. For us sinners, the true meaning of trust comes not in our failure but in God’s love. Without it, we could not survive.

“God keeps on giving even though we do not deserve it but that is how He operates. he gives love unconditionally.  We see this in  Deuteronomy 30:9,Then the Lord your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The Lord will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your ancestors.”  

We don’t need to test God because it is a heartfelt expression of trust in God that keeps us going. The promises He has made of eternal salvation and a love so strong He even died on the cross for us.

We ask the Lord for these three things when it comes to trust:

  1. “Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old”Psalm 25:6
  2. “Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious way” – Psalm 25:7
  3. “According to your love remember me, for you, Lord, are good.” – Psalm 25:7

A loving God is to be trusted in all things for he says,“My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.”  Isiah 55:8. That is why we put our trust in the Lord.

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The Power Of Prayer

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The Healing Power Of Prayer

Here is your Daily Devotional Prayer for November 26, 2016 brought to you by The Plough

“Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you! As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil, come down to make your name known to your enemies and cause the nations to quake before you!”

Isaiah 64:1–2

Lord our God, in our times too you hear the prayers and cries of your children. We need to cry out, for humankind has not become your own but still lives in pain and under judgment, and many thousands have to die or undergo terrible things. They should be yours, every one of them. They should all be your children. So we cry out to you: Reveal and glorify your name on earth so that a new time may come and great wonders may be done by your hand. May your name be honored, your kingdom come, and your will be done on earth as in heaven. Amen.

Daily Commentary: Do you recognize the power of prayer in your life? Are you praying everyday to God? Are you listening as well as asking? Why is prayer so important in our relationship with God?

Prayer is more than just asking God for things. The power of prayer comes from having a deep-seeded faith in the Lord and allowing Him to work His magic in your life. According to pastor and best-selling author Greg Laurie, “True prayer is what happens when our will is aligned with the will of God, and we pray accordingly. Prayer is our connection to heaven and heaven’s connection to us—that is why you should always keep the lines open!”

The most powerful prayer to god is the prayer you are saying right now that comes from the depths of your soul. Prayer is a connection between you and God and there are five types of prayer that you should be incorporating into your prayer life.

They are:

A – Adoration – which is our worship to the Lord

C – Confession – for which we confess our sins to God

T – Thanksgiving – which is how we give gratitude to God

S – Supplication  – for which we give our specific requests to the Lord

Throughout the ages, Christians have been praying to God for everything from healing to saving from invaders to thanksgiving for the gratitude of God. This divine intervention comes unconditionally from the Lord. he doesn’t have to grant our petitions but He does so to bring us closer to Him as well as teach us lessons about life.

We are all sons and daughters of the most high and through our prayers, we are promised, “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus”  as found in Philippians 4:19.

These promises come to us from a loving and caring God who wants the best for us and acts in our best interests. But if your faith doesn’t believe it the look to science for the facts regarding prayer and what it can do for you.

Science has proven the healing power of prayer in study after study. Duke University’s Harold G. Koenig, M.D. states this in an exhaustive analysis of more than 1,500 reputable medical studies. “People who are more religious and pray more have better mental and physical health. 

He goes on to say, “The benefits of devout religious practice, particularly involvement in a faith community and religious commitment, are that people cope better. In general, they cope with stress better, they experience greater well-being because they have more hope, they’re more optimistic, they experience less depression, less anxiety, and they commit suicide less often. They have stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, and probably better cardiovascular functioning.”

Use the power of prayer wisely for it has been given to you as a direct communication pathway to the divine.

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The Lord Reigns

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The Lord Reigns And His People Will Be Glad

Here is your Daily Devotional Prayer for November 25, 2016 brought to you by The Plough

“The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice… The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all peoples see his glory.”

Psalm 97:1, 6

Lord our God, we turn to you, for you are our help. Hear our prayer, we beseech you; let our cry rise to you so that you may send your mighty help in our generation. Continue to protect us from all evil, from death and destruction. Protect us because we are your children. As your children we turn to you, the almighty God, who can make everything work together for good. Be merciful to us, O Lord God. Help us for your name’s sake. Help, Lord, for you alone can bring everything to a good end. So we stand before you in Jesus Christ, holding to every word you have given us and knowing for certain that you hear us. Amen.

Daily Commentary: What does it mean to be righteous? Knowing this one thing is key to submitting ourselves to the Lord’s reign and living a life filled with the righteousness of God.  Since God made this world it is He who governs it according to His laws. How we act will either bring glory to God or send us to hell. We must choose who our savior is and what will we do to submit our will to His.

17th century minister, Matthew Henry states, “There is a depth in his counsels, which we must not pretend to fathom; but still righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.”  His counsel we must learn and put into action if we are to rejoice for those who extol and live the virtues of Christian ideals are the one who will enjoy it’s spoils.

How we respond to the revealing of God’s glory says a lot about the state of our relationship with the Lord. Do we seek out the Lord or do we give lip service to our faith? Throughout the bible, God discloses the true qualities of a righteous man but it is the strong of faith who can respond and take action.

That action is based on the glory of God and gives up hope and protection. It is He who looks after us and guides us like a loving father. It is He who punishes us when we stray and forgives us when we repent for He is a loving father that cares for total well-being. The Lord reigns with love and we are forever grateful for that love.

Want to know how the Lord Jesus can bring you inner peace, unconditional love and true happiness right now?

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How To Enter The Kingdom Of Heaven

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How To Enter The Kingdom Of Heaven

Here is your Daily Devotional Prayer for November 24, 2016 brought to you by The Plough

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them… For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 5:17, 20

Lord our God, give us new hearts, teach us a new way on earth, so that through your commandments all men may act in accordance with your Word and may become one. Only you can do this, working through your promised Holy Spirit, and you will do it in order that the earth may become a paradise, a heavenly kingdom pleasing to you. Let your words be written in our hearts, and help us to fulfill your commandments in all our daily contacts. For your commandments are to be carried out by us foolish, sinful men so that we may be made perfect, our sins may be forgiven, and everything may become right and good in your sight. Stay with us, Lord God, our Father. Help us in everything. Let something new, something pleasing to you, soon come into our time. Put your commandments into men’s hearts, that peace may be restored to the glory of your name. Amen.

Daily Commentary: Jesus came to fulfill the law that God gave to us. He is he word that leads us to the kingdom of heaven. How to enter the kingdom of heaven? Prayer is the key for all of us. Without it, we cannot hope to know the real Lord .

We must seek first the kingdom of God through faith but as a consequence of our actions, “Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”  Matthew 7:14  As such, Christians must obey God’s law.

It is not enough to just know God. The law does not define just how we act but who we are inside and through repentance of our sins do we come back to the law. it is Christ’s righteousness that we must follow to the letter of the law for no man can come to God with sinfulness in his heart.

God knows what we have done, who we are and what is in our hearts but it is us who must come to the Lord with a clean heart before we can enter the kingdom of heaven. God’s kingdom has been opened to us through the promise of the Holy Spirit but only to those who God makes perfect with His love.

Want to know how you can find the kingdom of heaven here on earth?

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The Good Shepherd Watches Over Us

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Jesus Is The Good Shepherd

Here is your Daily Devotional Prayer for November 23, 2016 brought to you by The Plough

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it.”

John 10:11-12

Lord our God, hear our prayer and reveal your hand in our days. May those things be done that bring your future nearer and that let the world see you as the Savior who can lead us to our Father. Bless your Word within us. May our hearts be strengthened, and may we always live in your presence. We draw our life from your Word, from your promise, and we set our hope on you, our Lord and Savior. Show your might, Lord Jesus, and carry out the will of God over all the world, so that we may rejoice when we see God’s glory appear and his will being done on earth as in heaven. Amen.

Daily Commentary: Just as Jesus is the good shepherd and watches over His flock, we too must watch over one another with love. Never letting the least of us go hungry or astray. In Mark 12:30-31 we see being  good shepherd in action as it pertains to our society, “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”

Being the good shepherd is all about loving others and we see this in the way servicemen never leave an injured soldier behind. They risk their own lives to save a fallen comrade. The same must hold true for us in our daily lives. We must be their to help those who need to be brought back into the fold.

Jesus was willing to give His life for His flock. He cares for us, feeds us and provides for us. How much would a hired hand help us? We are not hired hands in the kingdom of God. Instead we have been given the keys to the kingdom as heirs with Jesus. It is here where we must watch over the flock as Jesus does.

As we go further into the Gospel of John we see why Jesus goes after the sheep, we see the ” My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them out of My hand.”  John 10:27-28.

Jesus will not let anything snatch us from Him. His love is eternal and when He says “I am the good shepherd” He means it as an example for us the follow. Jesus was an action taker and we need to be one also or society will continue to lead us away from God and into a life of sin.

Want to know how to find inner peace, unconditional love and true happiness in God’s kingdom?

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