This book is a chapter by chapter prayer journal written as I read and prayed through the New Testament. This proved to be an amazing journey as I soaked in the Word and let it penetrate into my... More > spirit. This book contains lines for the reader to write their thoughts and prayers they journey through the Bible passages.< Less
There are some very difficult stories to read in the books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth; however, disgust at the paganism, apostasy, and disrespect for life is no reason to avoid reading this section... More > scripture. In fact, if our eyes are open and we are observant, it pretty well describes our world today—giving a picture of God’s people living in a perverse generation.
Whether we were born into privilege or poverty, one thing is certain, every person is born into conflict. …and into each person’s life comes a time to choose sides.
The book of Ruth is a perfect way to conclude this section of scripture—in the midst of great perversion and rebellion, God’s grace was at work with His plan for the redemption of mankind.< Less
I believe that the Bible is more than philosophy, more than a historical record, more than a self-help book, and more than a lottery ticket to get everything I could ever possibly want--I believe... More > that it is the infallible, inerrant Word of God, full of truth, applicable to everyone in these present times. Isaiah is a powerful book about judgment, redemption, and restoration. Christ is revealed through these Old Testament scriptures and praying through these chapters seemed to touch every need in my life and in His church today.< Less
The books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther record a time in the history of Israel when God’s people, broken by rebellion and enslaved in a foreign nation, were eventually allowed to return to... More > their own land—though some returned, many also chose captivity over freedom. The Israelites returned amidst enemy opposition only to face discouraging conditions—the city walls surrounding Jerusalem, were rubble and the temple destroyed. That is the story of many lives—many of us were broken by the enemy (“for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” – Ephesians 6:12), but God’s plan for our lives is restoration—building boundaries against the enemy and restoring the worship of God to our hearts and homes. Reading and praying through these books have been stepping-stones on that journey…< Less
This is the third prayer journal that I've had printed. The book of Job is a difficult one to read, but powerful in its message. No one wants to suffer but we all have moments in our lives when we... More > wonder if we are going to get through the pain. If we are honest with ourselves,most of us have been frustrated and angry with God at least one time in our life--I believe that God welcomes our honesty. This is a prayer journal of hope and encouragement; perhaps it will give you a different perspective on relationships, spiritual warfare,and who God is in the midst of our suffering. It is my hope that the severe suffering of one man (Job) will demonstrate the goodness and majesty of God.< Less
This has been an amazing journey! Praising God has been, for me (unless I’m singing with the congregation at church), something akin to prying an object out of a two-year olds hands, which she... More > does not intend to give up!
I know that praise is the right thing to do—but I also want to be honest. So I decided to pray through the book of Psalms.
I was only a few chapters in to the Psalms when I realized that this is also a book about warfare! As my reading continued, the prophetic aspects of the book opened up. …Psalms is also a book about intercession …and so much more! I think this book addresses every aspect of life —and in the end, I cannot help but praise God.
I pray that your life is touched by the steadfast love and faithfulness of God (mine was!) as you read the book of Psalms.< Less
In the past, I considered the books of Ezekiel and Daniel to be intimidating, filled with judgments and prophecies, studied, explained, and debated by great scholars—and I am not one of them. ... More > Yet I am a Christian filled with the Holy Spirit, the very same Spirit who spoke these words to the prophets long ago.
That being said, I did read Ezekiel & Daniel in the ESV study Bible and the NKJV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible with their accompanying notes in order to get a better historical perspective, being able to see parallels between ancient nations and the world today, and understanding that the idolatry and rebellion which brought down nations long ago are still prevalent in the world nowadays.
These two books provide great insight for interceding on behalf of God’s people—Israel, God’s people—the church, and for our governments.< Less