Anna: Never Ceasing Prayer

We are to be devoted to prayer as she was, it should not be something we only do in the morning and evening or when we have a desperate need. We are meant to pray “without ceasing”, staying alert to the opportunities and needs throughout the day to call on or cry out praises to Him on our own behalf or other’s.

The verse we are focusing on today starts with, “He said to her …” but you have to read the passage to see the fuller picture of why He said it. Her face to face encounter with Jesus happened because “she heard about Jesus”. What she heard she must have believed because she acted on her faith and by Jesus’ own words – “her faith made her well”.

We really need to look at the full picture to understand and appreciate what took place and what it means for us as Gentile believers.

Elizabeth: Nothing is Impossible Monday, Week 2 of Beautifully Surrendered, A Love God Greatly Study Today’s Reading: Luke 1:5-25; 39-45; SOAP: Luke 1:45 You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said.” Luke 1:45 My Observations: The Back Story To truly appreciate and rightly observe this one verse I believe…

How sweet is this scene’s depiction of the Savior’s intimate care for His mother even in the throes of a horrendous death.

What happened next melts my heart and highlights the fact that He truly cared about the widow. Jesus saw her, took notice of her situation, had compassion for her, spoke words of compassion to her – and then …

We are to measure ourselves, not by who we are or were but by the faith God has given us, Rom. 12:3

Remembering His Faithfulness Today’s Reading: Psalm 9 (SOAP verses 10 and 11) Your loyal followers trust in you, for you, Lord, do not abandon those who seek your help. 11 Sing praises to the Lord, who rules in Zion. Tell the nations what he has done. Psalm 9:10-11 NET “You can be an instrument through which others encounter God,…

I do not have to be afraid because I know that the living God is with me and loves me and I rest secure in His love demonstrated on the cross.