The following is my story of God’s search and rescue mission to save me. Forty years ago I chased a girl to summer Bible camp. What I was about to find out was that God was chasing me too. Watch my story below or click on the button.
When I spend time making my requests known unto God, the main thing I want is to pray the will of God to be done on earth as it is in heaven. The Bible is full of instructions on how to pray for fellow believers. So what does the scripture say about praying for the unbeliever?
1. Jesus tells us
Love your enemy.
Bless those who curse you.
Do good to those that hate you.
Pray for those that use you and persecute you.
2. Two things God does not desire
He is not willing that any perish.
He does not take pleasure in the death of the wicked.
3. Two things God desires
That all would come to repentance.
That the wicked would turn from their evil ways and live.
Lord I pray for my unsaved family. I know you are not willing that any would perish, but desire that all would come to repentance. And I thank you that you do not take pleasure in the death of the wicked, but desire them to turn from their evil ways and live. Give them a heart to know you. Give them a desire to serve you. Amen.
Andrew Murray was a South African missionary in the 19th century. He is best known for writing 250 books on the devotional life. He also had the privilege of being used by God in the South African revival of 1860. I have extracted from one of his books a 31 day guide called, Helps in Intercession.
Today I want you to sign up for a 31 day challenge to give your prayer life a boost!
When you sign up, I will send you an email once a day for the next 31 days. Each letter will instruct you WHAT to intercede for and HOW to pray. It will take less than 60 seconds to read, although you can spend as much time praying as you want!
Sign up here and I will send you the first lesson within three minutes.
(If you have signed up for this course previously, you must register with a different email this time.)
Who doesn’t love to read a comic book? Over a year ago I decided to write my salvation testimony. Most people don’t even know how I grew up and what God had to do to get my attention!
My testimony in comic book format has been very well received. Within the first week, someone wrote me after having read it and said they completely identified with the story and knew they had to get right with God. We met with him later that week and he was saved right then and there!
Now several are asking for the next issue! What about writing a comic book series explaining each one of the doctrines of the cross? One down, six to go.
You can read it online and share the link with your friends and family. It will be very easy to witness to someone after they have read it.
Let me know what you think. Click on the picture below to read it.
Small storms come and go in your life and for the most part you pull through and hang on to God. You remind yourself that God is good, that all things work together and so on. Then you are hit by a hurricane. A tragic death, divorce or some other unspeakable loss. Then those verses aren’t as easy to quote. You might even slip into a crisis of faith.
This is my last video in a series on how to get through tough times. I talk about not giving up on God. Keep on praying. I recorded this 2 months ago when I was still dazed from the death of my wife Julie. I am not dazed anymore!
What I am saying is, I have not changed my mind about what I said in the video. Hang on to God.