Tag - Prayer

Divine Blessing and Protection

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Numbers 6:24-26 The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. O-bservation: In these verses, God provides a specific blessing for the Israelites through Aaron and his sons, the priests. This blessing is threefold: first, a prayer for God's blessing and protection; second, a desire for God's favor and grace to shine upon them; and third, a request for God's peace to be with them. A-pplication: This priestly blessing reveals God's heart for His people—a...

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In Case You Have An Important Meeting Today

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Nehemiah 1:11b Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man. O-bservation: The servant of the Lord who was making this request was Nehemiah. He was King Artaxerxes’ cupbearer and he had a need to lead a group of Jewish people, who were exiled in Babylon, back to Jerusalem to rebuild the wall. He was preparing to ask Artaxerxes for permission that day, but first stopped and asked the Lord to give him success and favor with the man he would speak to. A-pplication: “In Case You Have An Important Meeting...

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The Prayer Of A Righteous Person

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Luke 18:13 But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, “God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” O-bservation: In this short story of two men praying, one is a Pharisee, known as a religious man who turned out to be very PROUD of his prayer life. He was great at letting people know how Righteous he was. The other was a tax collector who people hated. He wouldn’t even go into the temple, but would stand outside beating on his chest,...

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Ithobal

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Ezekiel 28:5 By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, and because of your wealth your heart has grown proud. O-bservation: The King of Tyre, whom the Lord is coming against in this text, was actually a man named Ithobal. He evidently had many skills in international trade and it caused him to be overwhelmed with PRIDE. A-pplication: Ithobal represents any modern day Ronald, Sarah, Larry, or any other Tom, Dick, or Mary who fails to keep PRIDE in check. No doubt PRIDE has been the stellar component of every man and woman's failure....

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Be Strong In The Lord

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. O-bservation: Ephesians is loaded with Good News of the Grace of God. It's also filled with direction on how to live and bless one’s family. Toward the end, the Apostle encourages all "Jesus Followers" to "Be Strong In The Lord." A-pplication: Sometimes the Word of the Lord comes to us with a charge of emotion. You can read, meditate, and then leave your place of devotion ready to change the world, when all of a sudden an unexpected challenge faces you. If you’re not...

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