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November 2017 Blog Posts (28)

How to Develop a Lifestyle of Prayer: An Interview with Pastor Jason McGee

This week, I had the honor of interviewing Pastor Jason McGee, Senior Pastor of One Family Church in Shrewsbury, MA, for His Inscriptions readers. My husband and I have known Jason for several years, and helped him plant his church in…

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Added by Deborah Perkins on November 30, 2017 at 5:20pm — 1 Comment

Do You Pray This Powerful Prayer?

Let me be the first to admit that sometimes, my prayers don't get answered. It happens to everyone. We're all on a journey, growing in the knowledge of who God is and how He works. No one - not even the most "spiritual" believer you know - has his prayers answered all the time! 



But in 30+ years of growing in the Lord, I've discovered that…

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Added by Deborah Perkins on November 30, 2017 at 5:15pm — 1 Comment

Morning by Morning, November 30 - The Joy of His Presence!

Morning by Morning, November 30 - The Joy of His Presence!
 
Good morning, Lord Jesus. This intimate time is my life-line. My personal prayer time with You in the morning sets the path for all the other times throughout my day. You're always with me; and at the same time, You're with me deeply and intimately in these first moments of my morning, keeping me fully aware and actively engaged with You throughout all the other…
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Added by Tommy Hays on November 30, 2017 at 8:53am — 1 Comment

Morning by Morning, November 29 - "Tent of Meeting" in the Intimate Presence of God

Morning by Morning, November 29 - "Tent of Meeting" in the Intimate Presence of God
 
Good morning, Lord Jesus. I speak out Your name and listen for Your voice to begin my day securely centered in Christ.  ... 
 
"Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, far off from the camp; he called it the tent of meeting.... When Moses entered the tent, the pillar…
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Added by Tommy Hays on November 29, 2017 at 9:19am — 1 Comment

Morning by Morning, November 28 - For the Cause!

Morning by Morning, November 28 - For the Cause!
 
 Good morning, Lord Jesus. Put Your thoughts in my mind and Your desires in my heart to lead me in Your steps today.  ... 
 
"And David said, ... 'Is there not a cause?'" (1 Samuel 17:29 NKJV) 
 
The armies of Israel and their king were trembling in fear before the Philistine…
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Added by Tommy Hays on November 28, 2017 at 9:12am — 1 Comment

OVERWHELMED

When I last wrote in this blog I dealt with anxiety and depression from John 12:27 where Jesus said, “Now is my heart troubled.” While there is great encouragement for everyone in this prayer of Jesus, He was addressing something far more ominous than the anxieties that plague modern societies. Jesus stood face to face with His crucifixion where He would bear all the wickedness, selfishness, perversion, and cruelty of humankind. He was not just discouraged, He was…

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Added by David Young on November 27, 2017 at 11:54pm — No Comments

Morning by Morning, November 27 - United in Christ, Shining as Light

Morning by Morning, November 27 - United in Christ, Shining as Light
 Good morning, Lord Jesus. Help me begin my day embraced by my Father, centered in Christ, and filled with the Holy Spirit.  ... 
"Anyone united to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him" (1 Corinthians 6:17). 
As I wait and listen for Your leading, I believe I hear Your Spirit speaking with a rhythm and…
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Added by Tommy Hays on November 27, 2017 at 9:04am — 1 Comment

PRAYING FOR PLEASURE

“Pleasure is to happiness what candy is to nutrition.”

 

James 4:3 reads, “You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.” How do we justify this verse with verses like Matthew 7:7-8? “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who…

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Added by David Young on November 26, 2017 at 9:47am — No Comments

How big is your God?

Recently, hurricanes, excessive flooding, earthquakes, and fires have drawn our attention to the many people who have been victims of these catastrophes. It's a time to remember the many victims in our prayers. As our country is facing many difficult issues, it is easy to get discouraged, especially when we thinking of the world our grandchildren are living. However, we have a big God bigger than the challenges and…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on November 24, 2017 at 2:38pm — No Comments

WHEN YOUR SOUL IS DOWNCAST

 

For the past few days I have been dealing with some severe anxiety and depression. Does the Bible say anything about this? It does indeed. In fact the Bible deals more comprehensively with depression than any other source I know. In places like Elijah in the cave in 1 Kings 19 and quite a number of Psalms God shows us that the cause depression can be physical, dietary, cultural, situational, psychological, moral, or spiritual. It is often…

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Added by David Young on November 21, 2017 at 6:48pm — 2 Comments

HE WILL SPEAK THROUGH YOU

This week a teenage boy who attends our church and six other young people were in a roll over car accident. Three of the children, including the boy from our church, are in critical condition. The father of that boy gathered the families of those kids and asked our pastor to come speak to them all. He shared this in our Sunday worship. He mentioned Job's friends sitting with Job in silence for seven days, and said there are some situations where no words are sufficient. He asked us to pray…

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Added by David Young on November 19, 2017 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Morning by Morning, November 16 - The Father's Love for Us

Morning by Morning, November 16 - The Father's Love for Us
 
 Good morning, Lord Jesus. Let me hear and see and sense Your Presence here with me, here within me, as I begin my day in the communion of prayer -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  ... 
 
"Then Jesus said, 'There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of the…
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Added by Tommy Hays on November 16, 2017 at 9:12am — 1 Comment

Morning by Morning, November 15 - "Full of Grace and Power"

Morning by Morning, November 15 - "Full of Grace and Power"
 
Good morning, Lord Jesus. In Your grace and from Your embrace, I seek first Your kingdom and Your righteousness, as I begin my day in the intimacy of Your Presence -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of God.  ...
 
"Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. Then some of those who…
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Added by Tommy Hays on November 15, 2017 at 8:54am — 3 Comments

Morning by Morning, November 14 - Got Wisdom?

Morning by Morning, November 14 - Got Wisdom?
 
Good morning, Lord Jesus. King of kings and Lord of lords, be King of my heart and Lord of my life, as You rule and reign over every moment of my day.  ...
 
"Listen, children, to a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight; for I give you good precepts:  do not forsake my teaching. When I…
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Added by Tommy Hays on November 14, 2017 at 8:52am — 1 Comment

Morning by Morning, November 13 - Honoring Our Veterans and Our Greatest Veteran

Morning by Morning, November 13 - Honoring Our Veterans and Our Greatest Veteran
 
Good morning, Lord Jesus. I speak out Your name and listen for the leading of Your Spirit, here in the embrace of my Father to begin my day in the intimacy of prayer.  ...
 
"No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends" (John…
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Added by Tommy Hays on November 13, 2017 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

Prayer and More

Prayer and More

Every time there is a mass shooting in a church, someone asks me if it causes me to re-live the emotions of September 15, 1999 at Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth – my home church – where a lone gunman entered a “See You at the Pole” Rally with two guns, two hundred rounds of ammunition, and a home-made pipe bomb. Before he took his own life, he killed seven people, wounded seven others, and traumatized…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on November 12, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Morning by Morning, November 10 - Rend Open Our Hearts and Your Heavens with Revival!

Morning by Morning, November 10 - Rend Open Our Hearts and Your Heavens with Revival!
 
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Be at the center of my heart and every moment of this day.  ...
 
"'Now, therefore,' says the Lord, 'Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.' So rend your heart, and not your garments; return to the Lord your God, for…
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Added by Tommy Hays on November 10, 2017 at 8:57am — 1 Comment

Morning by Morning, November 9 - Groaning for Greatness

Morning by Morning, November 9 - Groaning for Greatness
 
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Make me more like You today.  ...
 
"We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies" (Romans…
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Added by Tommy Hays on November 9, 2017 at 8:51am — 1 Comment

Morning by Morning, November 8 - "The Path of Life"

Morning by Morning, November 8 - "The Path of Life"
 
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Help me start this day embraced by my Father, centered in Christ, and filled with the Holy Spirit in the communion and intimacy of prayer with You.   ...
 
"I keep the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;…
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Added by Tommy Hays on November 8, 2017 at 9:04am — 1 Comment

A PRAYER CORNER

Does your church have a prayer corner in the worship center? I Know a church that designates a back corner of their worship center as a place of special prayer. In every service they invite people to slip back at any time to pray. Members of a prayer team are there to pray with anyone who wishes.

They accomplish a number of important things with this. First, this helps to create an atmosphere of prayer in a church. Some might say, “We already…

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Added by David Young on November 7, 2017 at 9:52am — No Comments

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