Daily Devotional / Prayer / The ONE THING for today

Today’s ONE THING: A Quick Follow-up from yesterday’s Day of Prayer

Those of you that were in attendance at the FMCOG yesterday will be able to relate to what I am writing.  Yesterday I devoted most of our two AM worship services to prayer.  Hundreds of people filed through our “prayer lines” and were prayed for; many I personally prayed with.  You can’t do that without it … Continue reading

Prayer / The ONE THING for today

The ONE THING for July 14, 2012: A Call for Men (and Women) to Pray – 27/28 Days of Developing a Prayer Life

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Tomorrow we will complete the 28 days of prayer that was begun on Father’s Day. There’s something to be said for finishing, it put me in the mind of when we “finish finish.”  I can think … Continue reading

Prayer / The ONE THING for today

The ONE THING for July 13, 2012: A Call for Men (and Women) to Pray – 26/28 Days of Developing a Prayer Life

John 3:28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent before Him.’ It was my generation that coined the phrase, “Finding yourself.”  Previous generations headed out into the world to discover the world, my generation headed out to discover themselves.  Somehow we made it all … Continue reading

Daily Devotional / Prayer / The ONE THING for today

The ONE THING for July 12, 2012: A Call for Men (and Women) to Pray – 25/28 Days of Developing a Prayer Life

 John 3:27 John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven.” Adapting John the Baptist’s very biblical philosophy of life will change a man’s life. For example, how many times have you given a mental “Amen!” when you read or heard someone say, “This is the … Continue reading

Prayer / The ONE THING for today

The ONE THING for July 10, 2012: A Call for Men (and Women) to Pray – 23/28 Days of Developing a Prayer Life

John 3:22 After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He tarried with them… The life of Jesus was often fast-paced.  There were many times that crowds pressed in on him and his disciples.  People shouted at him, pulled and him and even tried to accost him. However, … Continue reading

Prayer / The ONE THING for today

The ONE THING for July 9, 2012: A Call for Men (and Women) to Pray – 22/28 Days of Developing a Prayer Life

John 3:21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God. We usually think of telling the truth, but John uses a rather unusual phrase here – he writes of “doing the truth.”  This reminds me of the expression, “You … Continue reading

Prayer / The ONE THING for today

The ONE THING for July 7, 2012: A Call for Men (and Women) to Pray – 20/28 Days of Developing a Prayer Life

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.  20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. Living a Christian life is no tepid … Continue reading

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Evening Meditation

The following quotation is one of my favorite: “The difference between an ordinary Christian and a deeply committed one is that the ordinary Christian gets emotional, while the deeply committed Christian gets involved.” _K. G. McMillan Earlier today Sonja and me in our “Sabbath ramblings” ran into an old friend.  This dear lady is a great prayer … Continue reading

Prayer / The ONE THING for today

The ONE THING for July 6, 2012: A Call for Men (and Women) to Pray – 19/28 Days of Developing a Prayer Life

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. Brothers, let’s reflect on yesterday.  I dare say that yesterday we could have all done better in serving Christ.  Honesty compels us to admit that we fell short … Continue reading