Devotional - Prayer & Fasting Day 6

Day 6-The Spirit is Willing

“And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.  I want to do what is right, but I can’t.  I want to do what is good, but I don’t.  I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.  But if you do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.”–Romans 7:18-20

Devotional - Prayer & Fasting Day 5

Day 5-When Grace Comes Down

For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.–John 1:17

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a personal visit with God?  What would He say about the state of humanity? About religion? About our propensity toward sin? There is no need to wonder about what God is like or would say, because to know Him, we have only to look at Jesus.  In Jesus we have received grace, but there is even something more we have received: truth.

Devotional - Prayer & Fasting Day 4

Day 4-Agreement with the Will of God

Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?–Amos 3:3

In the heart of every believer is the desire to walk closely with God.  We know that He, too, desires a close relationship with each one of us.  A key to having a strong level of spiritual intimacy with God is living in agreement with His will for your life.

Devotional - Prayer & Fasting Day 3

Day 3-Fasting Removes Unbelief

Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.  then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”  So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.  However, this kind does not go out except through prayer and fasting.”–Matthew 17:18-21

Devotional - Prayer & Fasting Day 2

Day 2-Tune In

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. –John 10:27

Have you ever tried to tune in a radio station only to be frustrated by finding static rather than music?  And when you fiddled with the dial again, suddenly you hear a clear signal.  the fact is that clear signal always existed on the airwaves.  The difference is that now you have adjusted your tuner to the right frequency.

Devotional - Prayer & Fasting Day 1

Day 1

Return to Me “Even now,” declare the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Joel 2:12, NIV

If we look at the kind of fasting that took place in the Old Testament, it would be easy to assume that the reason for fasting is to gain forgiveness.  In the book of Joel, the Israelites had wandered far from God, and their sinfulness had resulted in famine and pestilence in the land.

Coastal Kids - August Week 3

We just completed week 3 in our series "Are You Ever Really Alone?" in Explorers. Your child heard about the Israelites making bricks for the King, Pharoah. This was a hard task for the Israelites. When things get haed for a child, they will tend to not do it, or look to others for help. We can look to God for help in any situation that comes. In order your child to do this, he must see the person he looks up to the most do it. The person that he looks up to the most is you. Let him see you ask God for help. Remember that he will do what you do.