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Prayer

    Personal Devotions

    Allow peace to guide your decisions

    May 2, 2019

    Umpires make decisions based on their perspective. Is the runner safe or out? Did the point count or not? From one perspective things look one way. But the umpire usually has a vantage point to make a good decision. Human umpires can make mistakes. But the Holy Spirit is an umpire that operates in an atmosphere of peace. He can direct your decisions if you will listen. That’s the problem I sometimes have. I get in a hurry and don’t always take time to pray and listen.

     “And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds.” Colossians 3:15 (AMP)

    Our minds try to reason the right solution. Sometimes they are correct. Often we are missing some information to make a good decision. That’s why the Holy Spirit guiding your heart is such a great guide and umpire.

    How does peace feel to you? Is it restful? Lack of peace is a sense the timing isn’t right. That sense inside you that isn’t restful. It feels agitated. Taking time to wait is so important when you’re not certain. Any time you feel pressure to make a decision is a good time to back away and choose not to make a decision. Very few decisions must be made impulsively and yet we feel the pressure to “do something”. Waiting even a day can sometimes give fresh perspective.

  • Faith

    Keep Believing

    “Believe” is a popular signage today.  At Christmas it’s used to encourage our child-like anticipation. Sometimes we are trying to say “be wishful” which isn’t bad. But Jesus originated the saying when He walked…

    April 9, 2019
  • Faith Prayer

    Expect again

    God is a God of hope. After all, He spoke to darkness and said “light be”. He never reports how bad something is. He never has failure in mind. He never thinks something is…

    April 8, 2019
  • God's Names

    Power in The Name of Jesus

    Names are powerful. Take google for example. It’s a household name and can access information on any subject. If your name is famous it can open doors to places others can’t go. If your…

    April 4, 2019
  • Prayer

    A Prayer for spiritual insight in all things

    Many times people ask for prayer. How do we pray for people? There are such great prayers in Paul’s letters. One of these is found in Philippians 1:9. Let’s look at it. “I continue…

    March 19, 2019
  • Prayer

    Keeping a Humble attitude

    Christian leaders can sometimes carry a self-righteous attitude. We never come to God on the basis of our perfection but always through the work that Jesus has accomplished. Even though we can come boldly…

    March 7, 2019
  • Prayer

    4 Things Jesus taught us about prayer

    When the disciples asked Jesus how to pray, He gave them some pretty specific directions that are still relevant today.  1.Watch your motive in prayer Mathew 6:5  When you pray, don’t be like those…

    March 6, 2019
  • God's Names Prayer

    You’re adopted by a loving Daddy

    In healthy families children have certain rights. A child has a right to talk to his father and a good parent answers and meets the needs of the child. A child has a relationship…

    February 28, 2019
  • Prayer

    Ways God’s power can benefit you

    Imagine your house is wired for electricity but you don’t tap into that power with your appliances by plugging them in. You can complain that you don’t see anything happening because of the power.…

    February 27, 2019
  • Prayer

    Accessing God’s power to help (Ephesians 1:19)

    When you think of God’s power, what comes to mind? God’s power is demonstrated in creation. It’s most amazing display was in the resurrection of Jesus (and us). In Ephesians 1:19 it states  “And…

    February 26, 2019