We are going to continue focusing on prayer for a few weeks here on the blog and podcast. Today, we’re looking at a certain kind of prayer. The kind that really has the attention of God. What does that powerful prayer look like? Find out in today’s message.
Jesus was born in a Bethlehem barn because the occupying nation forced his parents to make the journey to be counted for a census. Later, the little family fled to Egypt as refugees. Today there are poor and marginalized people in our community and around the world who need your prayers. Ask God how He would have you serve them in their oppression.
An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy Him.”
The news, tweets, and headlines assure us peace is unattainable. We are surrounded by war and offense. Yet Christ’s birth proclaims peace on earth. Let Him transform you and bring peace to your heart. Ask Him, by His Holy Spirit, to change your attitudes and actions.
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!” Luke 2:14
One of the most amazing passages of Scripture that we use at Christmas is found in Isaiah 9.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace, there will be no end.”
Today, Billy Skinner seeks on the name “Prince of Peace”
This message is from Steve Carpenter at our Atoka Campus. If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast.
Expectation of good things to come fill our hearts with delight. Is it possible that the anticipation itself makes what we’ve waited for even sweeter? Make note of some things you are looking forward to. What is it that you are eagerly hoping for Christ to bring? Invite the Lord to encourage your heart in the waiting.
Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!