Archive | April 2020

Praying Like Jesus

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FAITH BOOSTER:

Praying Like Jesus !!! [April. 27, 2020]

WORD OF FAITH:

Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.

(Luke 22:42). Also Read Luke 22:39-44

Every coin has two sides. The front is called “heads” and, the back is called “tails,” . Like a coin, Christ’s prayer in the garden of Gethsemane possesses two sides. In the deepest hours of His life, on the night before He died on a cross, Jesus prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done” (Luke 22:42). When Christ says, “take this cup,” that’s the raw honesty of prayer. He reveals His personal desire, “This is what I want.”

Then Jesus turns the coin, praying “not my will.” That’s the side of abandon. Abandoning ourselves to God begins when we simply say, “But what do You want, God?”

This two-sided prayer is also included in Matthew 26 and Mark 14 and is mentioned in John 18. Jesus prayed both sides of prayer: take this cup (what I want, God), yet not My will (what do You want, God?), pivoting between them.

Two sides of Jesus. Two sides of prayer.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION:

  • What might we learn if we prayed honestly and with complete abandon, as Jesus did?
  • What situation are you facing right now where you can pray honestly yet with abandon to God?

PRAYER OF FAITH:

Father, help me follow the example of Your Son, who spent everything so that I might possess real life that includes experiencing intimate prayer with You.

Give hope, prayer, and encouragement below. Post a comment & talk about it.

-Witness Ministries-

The   Vision   of    Witness   Ministries   is   to   communicate   ‘The  Life   Changing   Truth   Of   The   Word  Of   God’   in    unique   and practical   ways    with   as   many   people  as   possible   –  the   simple but   life   changing   truth   that   “ God   wants   you   to   enjoy   and  be   a   winner   in   every   area   of   your   life. ”

For More Teachings And Articles Visit Our Website: http://www.witnessministries.in

Melwyn And Ruth Misquitta

Run Toward The Challenge

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FAITH BOOSTER:

Run Toward Challenge !!! [April. 25, 2020]

WORD OF FAITH:

He looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
(2 Kings 16:1) Also Read 2Kings 6:8-17

Tom chased the young men who were stealing his poor friend’s bike. He didn’t have a plan. He only knew he needed to get it back. To his surprise, the three thieves looked his way, dropped the bike and backed away. Tom was both relieved and impressed with himself as he picked up the bike and turned around. That’s when he saw Jeff, his muscular friend who had been trailing close behind.

Elisha’s servant panicked when he saw his town surrounded by an enemy army. He ran to Elisha, “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” Elisha told him to relax. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then God opened the servant’s eyes, and he “saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha” (vv. 15–17).

You may also find yourself in some dicey situations. You may have to risk your reputation, and perhaps even your security, because you’re determined to do what’s right. You may lose sleep wondering how it will all turn out. Remember, you’re not alone. You don’t have to be stronger or smarter than the challenge before you. Jesus is with you, and His power is greater than all rivals. Today, many believers are on the front lines in the battle against the Covid-19 virus. May we pray for them and others who are running toward the challenge. Ask yourself Paul’s question, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31). Really, who? No one. Run toward your challenge, with God.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION:

  • What wakes you up at night?
  • How can you give your worries to God?

PRAYER OF FAITH:

Help me, Jesus, to truly see that You’re bigger than any problem facing me today. Thank You for Your everlasting presence!

Give hope, prayer, and encouragement below. Post a comment & talk about it.

-Witness Ministries-

The   Vision   of    Witness   Ministries   is   to   communicate   ‘The  Life   Changing   Truth   Of   The   Word  Of   God’   in    unique   and practical   ways    with   as   many   people  as   possible   –  the   simple but   life   changing   truth   that   “ God   wants   you   to   enjoy   and  be   a   winner   in   every   area   of   your   life. ”

For More Teachings And Articles Visit Our Website: http://www.witnessministries.in

Melwyn And Ruth Misquitta