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Prayer Devotional: Day 16

I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.” – Lamentations 3:24 NIV

When the Holy Spirit impresses us to donate to a nonprofit that helps those in need, He works on our hearts.

Instead of saying to ourselves that we don’t have enough money to donate to charity, we can focus on the infinite inheritance that God has in store for us. Even on earth He blesses us with abundance.

Try it! Pay it forward and see how that Lord makes a difference. We can all contribute a little. The Lord knows we are waiting for Him, and He is welcoming us with open arms. Amen.

P.S. Today the Holy Spirit moved me to donate to the Amara Cares nonprofit, which delivers care packages to the needy in third-world countries. Pay it forward! Donate here to the same charity or another that God inspires you to give to. God Bless!

Prayer Devotional: Day 15

Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. – Hebrews 7:26 NIV

Jesus can meet all our needs. He knows exactly what to do, even before we ask Him.

Although many people tried to blame and accuse Him, Jesus remained without fault. He is perfect, holy, and pure.

That is reason to rejoice! Amen.

Prayer Devotional: Day 14

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. – Colossians 1:15 NIV

Sometimes I wonder what Jesus really looked like. What would His DNA look like if it was examined? Would it be half of Mary’s DNA and half inexplicably divine DNA?

Some things we don’t quite understand about God, but we believe them just the same. Even if we had all the details, we would still believe in Jesus and love Him for saving us.

At times others may question us about our faith, but we have nothing to prove because we can be confident that the Lord will reveal everything to us that we need to know, right at the time we need to know it. Amen.

Prayer Devotional: Day 13

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. – Romans 12:18 NIV

God asks us to create harmony. He doesn’t want us to be divided. He doesn’t want us to spend too much time trying to please others either, for the Lord is the only one whose opinion we should care about.

At times it may seem like peace is impossible, but nothing is impossible for God. He can envision exactly what peace looks like for us. He can give us peace if we ask Him. Amen.

Prayer Devotional: Day 12

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. – Proverbs 4:23 NIV

When we love the Lord with all our hearts, things fall into place for us.

Anyone who has experienced heartbreak after a relationship ending or the loss of a loved one might feel the need to avoid future heartbreak.

The Lord will never break our hearts. He will never leave us nor forsake us. We can trust in Him entirely. Amen.

Prayer Devotional: Day 11

‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ – Jeremiah 33:3 NIV

No matter how many degrees or experiences we have, the Lord can still teach us things we don’t know.

When we humble ourselves and open our minds and hearts to whatever the Lord has to show us, we are blessed.

We will never be disappointed when we call upon Him, because He wants the best for us. Amen.

Prayer Devotional: Day 10

The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. – Psalms 145:18 NIV

Having a God who is near to us is a blessing. In an age of social distancing, we cannot always be as close to people around us. The feeling can be isolating, but the Lord is always with us, comforting us in our time of need.

When we call upon the Lord, we often seek the truth. We do not know and understand as much as God does, and He reveals everything that we need to know at just the right time. He does not overwhelm us with too much information. He knows how much we can handle, and He is gentle with us. Amen.

Prayer Devotional: Day 9

You are judging by appearances. If anyone is confident that they belong to Christ, they should consider again that we belong to Christ just as much as they do. – 2 Corinthians 10:7 NIV

Christians all believe in Jesus. When we get caught up in arguments about the difference between doctrines, the Lord can settle our minds.

We all deserve to be treated with love and respect, so instead of judging others or trying to disprove various theological points, we can simply love one another.

Jesus asked us to love one another the way He loves us. Amen.

Prayer Devotional: Day 8

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. – 2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV

When God blesses us with financial stability, we can tithe knowing that our money comes from the Lord, and we are giving back a portion of what He has already given to us.

We can be proud that we have money to tithe!

The Lord shows us every time we give back that He will pour out more blessings upon us. He rewards our faith. Amen.

Prayer Devotional: Day 7

As for God, His way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; He shields all who take refuge in Him. – Psalms 18:30 NIV

Perfection is elusive to those who are perfectionists. If we really want to be perfect, we can follow the Lord’s way. His way is perfect. His Word, the Bible, is a perfect vehicle to reach us.

He makes sure we are safe and protected.

Instead of arguing about theology and how much we may differ from other people, why not focus on what makes us the same as children of God? Love conquers the divide. Amen.

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