Daily Devotions From Maranatha

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forgiveness a must

Jesus’ disciples were asking the Lord to teach them to pray as John had taught his disciples. We know that this verse comes from that teaching that we call the Model Prayer.I suppose from that very time, people have been quoting this prayer in groups and congregations as a means of public prayer. Not that it is wrong to recite this prayer, but the primary reason for giving it was not for recitation, it more

set apart

This, you will recognize, is part of the prayer that Jesus prayed. It is the prayer that He prayed for His disciples and all those who would later come to be His followers. This includes every born again saint from that time till now. Praise the Lord, that means it is a prayer that Jesus prayed for me. I am the beneficiary of this prayer and so are you if you are a born more

unanswered prayer

One of the things that seems to puzzle believers the most is prayers that go unanswered. Did you read the verse from Jeremiah? It doesn’t say that God might answer or will sometimes answer, it says the He WILL answer. So, for that reason, I submit the idea that there is no such thing as an unanswered prayer.I can just hear the cry going out now from many who read this, they are saying more

a matter of the heart

Where does your heart live? That's the key thought in these verses. It's about where we spend the most time with our hearts, what we allow our minds to dwell on when we are free to think about whatever we want to.Is there a constant awareness in your life that God is present? You can learn to enjoy and depend on His presence with you. Is He the unseen but always present companion in more

thy kingdom come

Jesus was teaching His disciples how to pray. They had ask if He would do this, since John had taught his disciples. It seems kind of strange to us that they had to ask Jesus to teach them how that they were supposed to pray. Most of us have grown up around church and have heard prayers all of our lives, so we know how to pray. This was a fairly new concept to more

wisdom and revelation

The Bible is very clear on the issue of wisdom and spiritual understanding. You need to read the whole context of this verse and understand that it is a prayer that Paul prayed for the church at Ephesus. You must remember also that the whole Bible is given for us and the fact that God had this prayer recorded is proof that we can claim to be recipients of the blessings of it also.You know, more

contending for the faith

It is not uncommon for me to hear people say things like, “ Well, I don’t know what is going on, I was prayed for by so and so it just didn’t work, I am still sick, or I am still in debt, or I still don’t have a job.” They continue on in naming whatever the problem may have been. Many people think that just getting prayed for is walking in faith. They more

watch what you say

We all need to keep this prayer of David ever before us in our own day to day lives. It is evident that David knew the secret of the power of spoken words and realized that it was extremely important to watch what you say. So much so, that he invoked the power of God to give him help in this area.Have you also learned how important it is to watch what you say? more

a special people

We are truly called to be a special people. In fact, the Bible states it as we are a peculiar people. Now by that, it doesn’t mean, as some Christians seem to think, that we are to be misfits, holier than thou, who are no earthly good because they are so heavenly minded. I tell you, that you cannot be heavenly minded without being earthly good. We are to be peculiar in the fact more

the secret of forgiveness

Throughout the Bible we are told that we are to be forgiving people. We are admonished to forgive others so that the devil cannot get a stronghold in our lives. We are told to show the nature of God by forgiving others as he forgives us.In Jesus’ model prayer He says that we are to pray that God will forgive us of our trespasses in the same way that we forgive those who trespass more