Watch and Pray (Part 2)

My last devotional regarding the importance of watching and praying is so important in the Christian life, that I am compelled to write a bit more about it today. Jesus said these words to the disciples in the garden that He could very well say to you or me right now....

Watch and Pray

In answer to the disciples’ question about signs of the destruction of the Temple (which was fulfilled in 70 AD), and the end of the world, we have what is known as a near and far prophecy. My meditation today is not in particular about those prophecies per se,...

Pray for One Another

In the gospel of Luke chapter 11, the disciples said to Jesus, Lord, teach us to pray. Amen. Our next “one another” is found in James 5.16, and admonition is to pray. In fact, there are seven references to prayer in James 5.13-18. Is any among us afflicted...

Spiritual Priorities

When we embark on a new year, we all have tendencies to make some proverbial “New Year’s resolutions”. How is that going for you? It occurred to me as I pondered writing this post that for the child of God there is essentially one resolution to make. That, my friend,...

David's "I Wills"

Psalm 61 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.  From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.  For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy...