I get up early in the mornings, shower, dress, and grab something to eat right before I head out the door. I then spend my 15-20 minutes of driving time to finish dressing on my way to work. Continue reading
I’ll spend some time in secret prayer,
My burden’s for the lost.
I’ll pray until my family’s saved
No matter what the cost.
I’ll also pray for all my friends,
My next-door neighbors, too.
Please give me opportunities
To lead them all to you.
I won’t forget the mission field,
I’ll pray for those abroad.
Protect them, Lord, as they go out
To preach the Word of God.
For all those in authority,
Please help them understand,
They need to seek your wisdom when
They make laws for our land.
Finally, Lord, ignite your church,
I pray that everywhere
Christians will get on their knees
To seek you, Lord, in prayer
Lydia Reyes – Colorado Springs, CO
(Published in The Secret Place, Winter 2010-2011 issue, p. 51)
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Search for it as for hidden treasures. Proverbs 2:4
I couldn’t find it anywhere. I tore through the office and looked under the computer desk. I went though each folder in my file cabinet. I flipped through piles of paper and books on the futon behind me. I even dug through the discarded heap in my trash can. And still, nothing. Where did I leave her book? I had promised to return it that night. Continue reading
Like many of you, I learned The Lord’s Prayer (Mt 6:9-13; Lk 11:2-4) as a young child and committed it to memory. I always experienced a sense of unity and peace when reciting it with others at church services, prayer meetings, and various other special assemblies.
But . . . Continue reading
I spent most my morning watching one video after another on decluttering, organizing, downsizing, minimalism, etc. I was greatly encouraged, because one of my personal desires is to live a life of simplicity.
You see, I hate clutter! It causes stress, frustration, anxiety, and depression. When it becomes unmanageable, it’s actually managing you. Continue reading
It was a minor fender bender. I was slowly backing out of the Wal-Mart parking space when . . . CRUNCH!!
I was in total disbelief! This really can’t be happening to me right now!
But it was. Continue reading
“Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:3)
There were two sections of empty chairs before me: about 150 to the right and 150 to the left, but I sat on the floor at the back of the church in the dark. I had been fasting and praying and chose this secluded spot to hear from God. Continue reading