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4 Things We Can Learn About Prayer From Elijah

A prayerful life is a powerful life. Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops.” James 5:17-18 What was it about Elijah that made his prayers, his life, so powerful and effective 1. Elijah learned to be completely dependent on God. Elijah was in hiding from the evil King Ahab. He had no way to meet his own needs. He was completely at the mercy of God himself, doing his best to walk in obedience. And God, Jehovah Jireh, provided as only He can. 2. Elijah prayed boldly for God-sized miracles. Elijah the prophet walked up

Jonah's Prayer Song

In my distress, I called to the Lord, and he answered me. – Jonah 2:2. The seaweed wrapped around Jonah, dragging him down, threatening to drown him in a watery grave. Suddenly a large fish swallowed him. Admittedly, the belly of the fish was a precarious place to be, but it was also an act of grace. God had placed him there. I’m not sure Jonah saw it that way—certainly not right away. But his prayer consists of many parts of songs he knew well from the Psalms, the song book of God’s people. When going through a crisis, it feels like being swallowed up like Jonah.” You see a picture of Jonah in a smiling whale and this comment, “Like Jonah, you need to realize this is the best place for you

A Song Of Comfort

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. – Isaiah 40:1. Each of us needs a healthy dose of comfort from time to time. The child at play who trips and scrapes her knee badly needs comfort from a parent or other caregiver. The young man or woman at college with its unfamiliar surroundings needs someone to talk to. Consider also the young couple whose first child was stillborn, the middle-aged couple whose son died in an accident, and the elderly man whose wife of 60 years is slipping away because of Alzheimer’s. Who will comfort them? Thank God that there is good news in Isaiah’s song. God himself says, “Comfort, comfort my people. . . . Speak tenderly. . . .” When we need comfort, we must r

Understanding God's Definition Of Love

And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. – 2 John 1:6 1. The Bible says love is a command. God commands that we love each other: You can’t always control an emotion, and God would never command you to do something that he doesn’t give you the power and the ability to do. 2. The Bible says love is a choice. Follow the way of love. If you “go after” something, that means you make a choice. Love is a choice. We choose to love or not to love. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had men or women who are trying to justify a separation or divorce say, “I just don’t love my spouse anymore” -- as if that’s totally out of their control. But acting in love when you don’t feel like

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