Day 18 — Guest Blogger

I read this devotion written by Dennis and Barbara Rainey.  God used it to remind me that His ways are always best even when I don’t see it, and that I can trust Him through the stormy, difficult times.  May it give you hope and encouragement to finish the 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting strong and mightily as it …

Day 17 — Big News!

The Bible reminds us that the Lord loves Jerusalem and that we are to pray for peace in the city. There are blessings for those who love this the Lord’s city. “Pray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭122:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬ The Bible also gives warning to any nation that tries to abrogate the complete …

Day 16 — First Response

I took my first CPR and First Aid class nearly 30 years ago.  In case of an emergency, I wanted to make sure I had the skill set and followed proper protocol to help an injured or sick person as a first responder until EMS arrived.  Training has improved over time.  The American Red Cross supports the position 50,000+ lives …

Day 15 — The Power of Praise

Praise Power When I need to press into God, when the problem is beyond my means, when there is breakthrough urgency, I am learning to turn to praise. It is where the power is. Praise pushes back the enemy. (2 Chronicles 20:22) One of my favorite Bible stories is found in Acts 16. Paul and Silas had been unjustly beaten …

Day 14 — Forgiving Father

Last Friday I shared this prayer written by Chuck Swindoll at early morning prayer hour at Summit Church.  Several people asked me to post it.  May it bless you as it has blessed me! Dear Forgiving Father, Thank you for your greatest gift, Your Son Christ Jesus, who came that we might be forgiven. Thank You so much for Your …

Day 13 — Oatmeal in a Jar

I love getting up extra early to spend a long time in my kitchen making breakfast.  Said no one. Ever! Here is a quick Daniel Fast friendly grab and go breakfast recipe that my family loves.  Enjoy! Oatmeal in a Jar Place the following ingredients in a Mason jar, cover and shake.  Refrigerate overnight.   The oats and seeds absorb …

Day 12 — Mending Fences

Once I became a parent, I became a mender… of all things. Nathan and Juliana would bring their broken toys, ripped sports uniforms and school project mishaps to me and expect me to work some magic – quickly – they always needed the repair work completed right away! I don’t sew, but I learned that almost anything can be mended …

Day 11 — What To Pray For? part 3

When Nathan and Juliana were young, a grandmother taught me the importance of praying scripture for my children.  She said, “You’ll always know you are praying God’s will for your children!”  She was right!  Going to God’s Word has been a helpful tool for me in my prayer life.  God always leads me to just the right Bible verse that …

Day 10 — Need To Breathe — What to Pray For part 2

We are just about halfway through the fast and today, I am going to focus on praying for my marriage as well as for the marriages of my family and friends.  No one wants a sickly, miserable marriage, but what does it take to make a good, healthy marriage?  The Bible says it is as simple as love and respect. …

Day 9 — WHAT TO PRAY FOR? part 1

Have you ever started to pray and not really known what to pray for?  I have.  And when I get stuck, I have learned to turn to God’s Word and let Him direct me. Most recently God has given me a burden for the men and women who serve our country in a leadership position.  I took the time to …