Posts with the tag “pray”

Encouraging One Another
by Curt Dodd on February 8th, 2023
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. (Proverbs 17:17) We know it is important to show up for the people you love. While that is important and necessary if you want to love others well, there is more to building strong relationships than just being present for people. Let’s look at a few ways you can show love and encouragement to those closest to you.1. Use WordsLove i...  Read More
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Honor the Lord
by Curt Dodd on January 28th, 2023
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.  (Galatians 1:10)One of the greatest lessons you can grasp is that you are to live to honor the Lord, and not for the applause of others. We don't live for men; we live for Jesus. As children of God, the church of God needs to listen to a diff...  Read More
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Seeking the Presence of God
by Curt Dodd on January 4th, 2023
And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.  (Mark 13:26)Clouds are symbolic of the presence of God. Sometimes, when things are so clouded that you cannot see, that is exactly where God is. Clouds are symbolic of His presence.When Moses was dealing with the children of Israel in the wilderness, he experienced the Cloud of God's presence on Mount Sinai. Often ...  Read More
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Before the Throne of God
by Curt Dodd on November 29th, 2022
Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.  ‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’ nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God...  Read More
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Wait in Silence
by Curt Dodd on November 23rd, 2022
Be still and know that I am God.(Psalm 46:10) We don't like silence and we don't do very well with silence. Have you noticed that we try to fill silence with activity? It is important for us to realize that there are times when we need to be quiet. This happens to many of us. When there is silence and God doesn't move, we do something. When in doubt, do something. Like Simon Peter, when there is s...  Read More
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Praying in God’s Will
by Curt Dodd on November 12th, 2022
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him.  (1 John 5:14-15)There is a well-known passage of Scripture in the Book of Matthew that says, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. ...  Read More
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Distraction-Free Time
by Curt Dodd on October 27th, 2022
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. (Matthew 6:6) The world we live in is filled with distractions. Everywhere we look, something or someone is begging for our attention. Our phones are constantly buzzing. The TV is chattering in the background. Our desks at work are covered in “To-Do” ...  Read More
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Forgive Like Jesus
by Curt Dodd on October 25th, 2022
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”  After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. (John 20:19-20)When Jesus first appeared to His disciples after the resurrection, they technic...  Read More
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In Your Pain, God Is Near
by Curt Dodd on September 20th, 2022
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18)C.S. Lewis once said, “Pain is the megaphone of God, where He whispers to us in our pleasures, He shouts to us in our pain.” There is much truth in this statement. Have you noticed that it only takes the smallest amount of pain for God to get our attention? All you have to do is have a problem with one o...  Read More
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Remember the Moment
by Curt Dodd on September 18th, 2022
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. (Romans 8:16) Your name was not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life when you were baptized, or when you took your first communion. When did it happen? Your name was written in the Lamb’s Book of Life the moment you acknowledged your sin, and saw yourself separated from God because of that sin, and you threw yourself helpl...  Read More
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Listen to God
by Curt Dodd on September 15th, 2022
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. (Proverbs 16:9) Do you realize that any time there is political unrest, a country has a coup or goes to war, people are more open to the Gospel than at any other time? Have you noticed something in your own life? Are you seeking God when He is blessing you? Conversely, when you are flat on your back with no hope, are you more like...  Read More
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Real Friends
by Curt Dodd on September 6th, 2022
Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. (Proverbs 27:6)If our world becomes unstable, we need the kind of friendship that is found in stability. With every one of us, there will be multiple times when the only solid tree to lean against (other than the Lord of All) is the one He planted many years ago in our life. A true friend does make it all the way through with us ...  Read More
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