ONE FULL HOUR
Mark McCormack, author of What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School, says that he spends a full hour each day deciding how to invest the other twenty-three hours. If we will take time out of each day to bring our worries to God, and seek his guidance for every
The shortening of private devotions starves the soul. William Wilberforce, Christian statesman of Great Britain in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, once said, “I must secure more time for private devotions.” Following a failure in Parliament, he stated that his problems may have been due to
Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 4, 2009
George Mueller was a man of faith. He was a prayer warrior who financially supported missionary operations, especially orphanages in 26 different countries.
Near the end of his life he admitted to reading the entire Bible about 200 times; 100 times on his knees. Apparently if you went to his
Contributed by Randy Myers on Apr 9, 2003
Martin Luther said, "To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Aug 5, 2008
We should be like the 3-year-old boy (that Paul Harvey told about) who went to the grocery store with his mother. Before they entered the grocery store she said to him, "Now youâ€™re not going to get any chocolate chip cookies, so donâ€™t even ask."
She put him up in the cart & he sat in the
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 26, 2008
According to Wikipedia:
"…Biblical references suggest that King David and the prophet Daniel prayed three times a day. In Psalms, David states: "Evening, morning and afternoon do I pray and cry, and He will hear my voice" (55:18). As in Daniel: "[...] his windows being open in his chamber toward
Two wives were doing their washing in a laundry mat. They were both sitting mend their husband’s pants. As they were sowing, the one lady said, "My husband is so discouraged, he is so cold. We can’t find anything good on TV. Nothing seems to go right for him. Every one at work picks on him and we
Contributed by Paul Dietz on Sep 20, 2008
Several months back as I was traveling along one of the interstate routes I noticed a sign that was kind of a play off of an older advertisement scheme of the dairy industry. It was nothing more than a solid black background with a two word question in bold white lettering: “Got Prayer?”
Larnell Harris sings a song entitled I Miss my time with You.
Listen to the chorus:
I miss my time with you, those moments together, I want to be with you each day and it hurts me when you say, you’re too busy busy tryin to serve me but how can you serve me when your spirit’s empty There’s a
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Nov 14, 2008
It’s time that we punch a hole in the heavens and break through in hungry travail so the glory of God can begin to shine down on our city. But we can’t even get a trickle to flow down the aisle, much less
Contributed by Anne Benefield on Mar 5, 2009
Another thing that bothers most people is that when we pray, we seem to get distracted. That is especially true when we are trying to listen for God’s word. There is an old story about St. Bernard, who once had a friend who told him her never had any distractions. Bernard confessed to having
Contributed by Timothy Darling on Mar 20, 2009
In Aesop’s Fables there is a tale of The Crow And The Pitcher
A Crow, half-dead with thirst, came upon a Pitcher which had once been full of water; but when the Crow put its beak into the mouth of the Pitcher he found that only very little water was left in it, and that he could not reach far
Contributed by Mark Armstrong on Apr 26, 2009
Oswald Chambers is quoted as saying, ‘Every time we pray, our horizon is altered, our attitude to things is altered, not sometimes but every time,
Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 28, 2009
Early African converts to Christianity were earnest and regular in private devotions. Each one reportedly had a separate spot in the thicket where he would pour out his heart to God.
Over time the paths to these places became well worn. As a result, if one of these believers began to neglect
Contributed by Dwight L. Moody on Jun 11, 2009
A BOY’S VICTORY
I remember when out in Kansas, while holding a meeting, I saw a little boy who came up to the window crying. I went to him and said, "My little boy, what is your trouble?" "Why, Mr. Moody, my mother’s dead, and my father drinks, and they don’t love me, and the Lord won’t have
Contributed by Al Schifano on May 5, 2005
Here is a story about how the joint efforts of many, especially in the world of prayer, can accomplish something great.
There was a heavy bronze bell that had sunk to the bottom of a river in China. The efforts of various engineers to raise the bell were unsuccessful. At last, a monk asked
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Sep 26, 2005
A Prayer Nag! (09.28.05--Teach Me to Pray!--Colossians 1:9)
Does god ever weary of hearing our prayers? I mean, it’s the same old, same old–day in and day out. Does He really need to hear the same things over and over again?
Being a “broken record,” the one that just can’t get over the
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Nov 16, 2005
There is nothing wrong with strong emotions; even those that center squarely upon ourselves. Witness the story of missionary Adoniram Judson. He sweated out Burma’s heat for 18 years without a furlough, six years without a convert. Enduring torture and imprisonment, he admitted that he never saw a
Contributed by Pat Cook on Nov 21, 2005
Julie Andrews said, “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” Newt Gingrich said, “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” And Walter Elliott said,
Some of you might remember the old, old movie serial, Ma and Pa Kettle. You might say that they lived where the Beverly Hillbillies came from. In a classic scene from many episodes, Ma Kettle would go to bangin’ and a’ clangin’ the triangle on the porch. Suddenly, from every crevice and corner