7 Promise-Powered Reasons to be Thankful

Thanksgiving is coming. Having trouble giving thanks today? Do you think it might be hard to get into the Thanksgiving spirit?

Like this quail surveying the area and waiting, we can survey our lives, pause to ponder God’s promises, wait for the Holy Spirit to give us understanding, and rejoice in the Lord’s goodness towards us.

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Power-filled Prayers: The Light of His Presence

Worship. Confession. Thanksgiving. Intercession.

Anne Graham Lotz has gifted her readers with a power-filled glimpse into her prayer life. In The Light of His Presence: Prayers to Draw You Near to the Heart of God, she shares 40 intimate prayers that focus on today’s struggles, salvation, restoration, mission, and much more.

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4 Steps to the Promise

Yesterday, the world participated in powerful prayer. We confessed our sins. Our sins were exposed for all to see. America was naked before the world.

We asked God to forgive our nation.

We asked God to bring a revival to His people and an awakening in those who do not know Jesus.

Prayers for our nation, our leaders, and all the people of the world prevailed throughout the day.

God’s Word penetrated our hearts.

Worship saturated our souls.

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The Ultimate Promise

I’ve broken promises.

One that haunts me is a promise that I made to our daughter when she was about 11 years old. I told her that I would pick her up when the library closed. Unfortunately, the library closed 30 minutes before I thought it closed. It was raining that night. I was horrified when I pulled up to the darkened library and there she was standing and waiting. That broken promise has haunted me for decades. She doesn’t remember the incident.

“If you eat all your dinner, you can have ice cream for desert.” A promise that’s easy to keep.

“For richer, for poorer. In sickness and in health. ‘Til death do us part.” A stronger promise. Really a covenant. It’s harder to keep.

God made the ultimate Promise.

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