Archive | June 2020

Navigating Life’s Rapids

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FAITH BOOSTER:

Navigating Life’s Rapids  [June 30,2020]

WORD OF FAITH:

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8

Also Read Psalm 32:5–11(NIV)

“Everybody on the left, give me three strong forward strokes!” our water raft guide shouted. Those on the left dug in, pulling our raft away from a churning vortex. For several hours, we’d learned the importance of listening to our guide’s instructions. His steady voice enabled six people with little rafting experience to work together to plot the safest course down a raging river.

Life has its share of whitewater rapids, doesn’t it? One moment, it’s smooth sailing. Then, in a flash, we’re paddling like mad to avoid suddenly swirling whirlpools. Those tense moments make us keenly aware of our need for a skilled guide, a trusted voice to help us navigate turbulent times.

In Psalm 32, God promises to be that voice: “I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go” (v. 8). Backing up, we see that confessing our sins (v. 5) and prayerfully seeking Him (v. 6) play a role in hearing Him too. Still, I take comfort in the fact that God promises, “I will counsel you with my loving eye on you” (v. 8), a reminder that His guidance flows from His love. Near the end of the chapter, the psalmist concludes, “The Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts him” (v. 10). And as we trust Him, we can rest in His promise to guide us through life’s rockiest passages.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION:

  • What circumstances in your life right now feel like whitewater rapids?
  • How might you seek God’s guiding voice about how to respond?

PRAYER OF FAITH:

Father, thank You for Your promise to be my Guide. Help me to seek You and listen to You as You direct the course of my life.

-Witness Ministries-

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

Melwyn And Ruth Misquitta

Simply Ask

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FAITH BOOSTER:

Simply Ask  [June 29,2020]

WORD OF FAITH:

Before they call I will answer. Isaiah 65:24

Also Read 2 Kings 5:9–14(NIV)

Her doctor said her detached retinas couldn’t be repaired. But after living without sight for fifteen years—learning Braille, and using a cane and service dog—a Montana woman’s life changed when her husband asked another eye doctor a simple question: could she be helped? The answer was yes. As the doctor discovered, the woman had a common eye condition, cataracts, which the doctor removed from her right eye. When the eye patch came off the next day, her vision was 20/20. A second surgery for her left eye met with equal success.

A simple question also changed the life of Naaman, a powerful military man with leprosy. But Naaman raged arrogantly at the prophet Elisha’s instructions to “wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored” (2 Kings 5:10). Naaman’s servants, however, asked the military leader a simple question: “If the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it?” (v. 13). Persuaded, Naaman washed “and his flesh was restored and became clean” (v. 14).

In our lives, sometimes we struggle with a problem because we won’t ask God. Will You help? Should I go? Will You lead? He doesn’t require complicated questions from us to help. “Before they call I will answer,” God promised His people (Isaiah 65:24). So today, simply ask Him.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION:

  • How complex are your prayer requests?
  • What life problem can you offer to God in a simple prayer?

PRAYER OF FAITH:

Dear heavenly Father, when life feels complicated and difficult, thank You for Your promise to hear even my simple prayers.

-Witness Ministries-

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

Melwyn And Ruth Misquitta