Lessons from Jesus feeding the 5000 in Matthew 14:13-21 -Jesus just received news from his disciples that John the Baptist was beheaded. Scripture says that when he heard the news, he left in a boat to a remote area to be alone. It is safe to assume that Jesus went away to retreat and pray after the heart breaking news. Jesus did this often. We, too, can take our sorrows, our worries to God in prayer and rest in him. -But, life, work, ministry goes on in even in heartache. Th
Yesterday, I posted a “nice” little blog called “nip the worry”. You can read it HERE. God is always teaching me lessons about worry because I am such a worrier. He had shown me clearly how my little worries can direct my path and make me run in fear at times. And, when worries start, to claim scripture – God’s truth – over them. Well, it was only a few hours later, after posting that blog, that I received a text that sent me into a tizzy. All my worries flooded back to me.
During the month of January, our church is having an emphasis on prayer. I was asked to lead the prayer time prior to the service for our worship team a few weeks ago. This is the devotional that I shared…Like me, you all may have some specific things that you are praying for during this time. As I was writing those requests in my journal, God reminded me that an important part of an emphasis on prayer is that we remember what He has done in the past and all the ways He has