How to Be Strong in the Lord and His Might

Are you strong in the Lord during the battles of life?

Have you been in such a tight situation and you figured that there was no way to get out of it?

In those times, I’ve heard, “Buck it up, sister!” I told myself this many times when I started to have a pity party.

OK. I’m a pity party hostess. How about you?

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7 Keys to Faith-filled Prayer

On His way to cleanse the temple, Jesus saw a fig tree. Although it wasn’t the season for the tree to produce figs, the leaves indicated that there were figs on the tree.

“May no one ever eat of your fruit again!” Mark 11:14

Jesus and the disciples walked on to the temple; He cleansed the temple of the money-changers and merchants and taught. That evening, they left Jerusalem.

The next morning, Jesus and the disciples walked back to Jerusalem and passed the fig tree. It was withered, from the roots up. Peter marveled, and Jesus took the opportunity to teach the disciples the key to prayer.

“Then Jesus said to the disciples, ‘Have faith in God.'” Mark 11:22

Faith-filled prayer moves mountains.

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6 Steps to a Joyful House of Prayer

Money. Taxes. Noise. Busy days. A challenge today. A challenge in Jesus’ day.

Each year, men paid an annual temple tax equal to two days’ wages. The tax could only be paid with temple currency. In the outer courts of the temple, money-changers exchanged everyday money for the temple currency. They charged high fees.

Merchants also sold approved sacrificial animals at inflated prices.

Baahing sheep. Cooing pigeons. Talking merchants. Unceasing commotion.

The outer courts of the temple were the only areas that the Gentiles could worship and pray. The outer courts where the animals were. The outer courts where the money exchanging was taking place.

Imagine worshipping and praying in the hub-bub of a farmer’s market.

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3 Steps to Worshipping in Holy Splendor

“Give to the LORD the glory he deserves! Bring your offering and come into his presence. Worship the LORD in all his holy splendor.” 1 Chronicles 16:29 (NLT)

Throughout the Bible, we read of many holy moments. Moments when eternity entered time.

“True religion confronts earth with heaven and brings eternity to bear upon time.” A. W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy.

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