Posts with the tag “prayer”

Giving from the Heart
by Curt Dodd on December 5th, 2022
“I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty. “But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’ “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “In tithes and offerings.”  (Mala...  Read More
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The Faithful Provider
by Curt Dodd on December 4th, 2022
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.  (Philippians 4:19) When my wife Ginger and I first got married, we were very poor. I was serving in my first full-time church position, and I was paid $130 a week. We lived in the parsonage next door to the church, which the church provided. We didn’t have much of anything to put in the house. In fact, our first...  Read More
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Refuel Your Spirit
by Curt Dodd on December 1st, 2022
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil…When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.  (Luke 4:1-2, 13)During Jesus’ time on earth, He was tempted just like we are tempted. There is an account of Jesus being tempted in the Book of Luke which is very...  Read More
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Forgiveness
by Curt Dodd on October 26th, 2022
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. (Matthew 18:21-22)We talked about forgiving others as Christ forgave us, and how difficult this can be. When forgiving, we must remember that we cannot fully forgive anyone in our own power. We...  Read More
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Delight Yourself in Jesus
by Curt Dodd on October 21st, 2022
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4) Many of us think that finding God’s will is extremely difficult, a never-ending mystery that often seems impossible to solve. In reality, that is not the case at all. God makes His will for us clear in His Word. We just have to be willing to look for it. As C. S. Lewis says, “The deep things of God are not s...  Read More
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Praying According To God’s Will
by Curt Dodd on November 12th, 2021
Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. (Matthew 6:9-13)If there was ever a time you needed to be praying, it is now. Praying to God and spending tim...  Read More
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