Category: Friday Messages

Prayer Looks to the Future

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is GOD’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Gratitude and thanksgiving always look back at the past, although they also take in the present. But prayer always looks to the future. Thanksgiving deals with things already received. Prayer deals with things desired, asked for, and expected. Prayer turns to gratitude and praise when the things asked for have been granted by GOD. As prayer brings things to us that produces gratitude and thanks giving, so praise and gratitude promote prayer and encourage more and better...

Sufferings

” I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18 Paul used the word suffering to describe the troubles of life in the comforting passage where he contrasted life’s troubles to the final glory of heaven, which shall be the reward of all who patiently endure until the end. Further, he spoke of the afflictions that come to the people of GOD in this world, and he regarded them as nearly weightless when compared to the weight of glory awaiting all who are submissive patient and faithful in...

Life in All Its Fullness

“That you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of GOD.” Ephesians 3:19 There are people who have lost interest in life and are filled with despair because of circumstances or negative dispositions. Although setbacks, which shake the core of our very foundations, and disappointments are a part of life, we must never lose sight of Jesus. He came so that we may have abundant life. He promises to carry our burdens. All we need to do is turn to Him in faith. Enter an intimate relationship with the living Christ through prayer and meditation. Share your...

Find Strength and Comfort in the Word

“Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in Your law. ” Psalms 119:18 Disillusion and dejection are very common today, giving people a melancholy and gloomy outlook on life. In order for you to live and not merely exist, it is essential to have a positive attitude towards life. When everything goes well, enjoy life and praise GOD. But when things do not go that well, you need a strong faith to overcome the stumbling blocks and step out triumphantly. To prevent falling prey to discouragement and pessimism in such times, search the Scriptures for testimony of the...

A prayer in Times of Discouragement

“My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your word. Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me through Your law.” Psalms 119:28-29 To whom do you turn when you feel completely disheartened? Turn to Word of GOD and His commandments. There you will find renewal. Even the psalmist who was weary and “laid low in the dust” (Ps.119:25) found renewal in wanting to know more of GOD and His ways. In the secular and self-assured world, we live in, despair is common. Even when you feel most discouraged, seek God’s help to enable you to fully...

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