Monthly Archives: February 2018

World of Numbers

World of Numbers Some boast in chariots and some in horses, but we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God. ~ Psalm 20:7 READING: Psalm 20 How can we live in a world of numbers but not be of it, especially in the world of church planting?

Painting the Dragon Red #2

Painting the Dragon Red #2 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. ~ Matthew 6:13 READING: I Peter 5:8 In her excellent book, Listening Prayer, gifted Christian psychologist Leann Payne tells the story of a time when she and her ministry team faced daunting and wide-spread

Painting the Dragon Red #1

Painting the Dragon Red #1   Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. ~ I Peter 5:8 READING: I Peter 5:5-11 When Pastor Jim and Stephanie Boyd planted their first church in San Marcos, California, they enlisted a prayer team

Shepherding on Your Knees

Shepherding on Your Knees I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers... ~ Ephesians 1:16 READING: Ephesians 1:14-23 “Pastor, your note arrived at a time when we were really hurting. I miscarried that week – nobody even knew we were pregnant – and it was such

Interceding for Our People

Interceding for Our People So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes. ~ Daniel 9:3 READING: Daniel 9:1-23 When we receive a calling from God to a particular group of people, God makes us responsible to Him for

On the Altar

On the Altar He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” ~ Genesis 22:2 (ESV) READING: Genesis 22 Starting our first church

Obeying God’s EXACT Instruction

Obeying God’s EXACT Instruction Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. ~ I Samuel 15:22 READING: I Samuel 15:10-22 Because we’re often trailblazers in

Transparent Prayer

Transparent Prayer Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done. ~ Luke 22:42 READING: Luke 22:39-46 Jesus took His disciples to Prayer Mountain and then withdrew from them to pray. Luke says it was a usual act of Jesus, an ideal modeling

Guidance

Guidance Saul died because he was unfaithful to the LORD; he did not keep the word of the LORD and even consulted a medium for guidance, and did not inquire of the LORD. So the LORD put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse. ~ I

He Will Guard You Against the Evil One

He Will Guard You Against the Evil One   But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. ~ II Thessalonians 3:3 (ESV ) READING: II Thessalonians 3:1-5 My wife and I were both instantly awake in the middle of the night. We sensed the