Monthly Archives: July 2021

Knowing when…

Therefore the prudent keep silent at that time, For it is an evil time. -Amos 5:13 NKJV

Sometimes we as Christians are required to accept what is happening around us as the way it is — once we have given it prayerful consideration, examined scripture and taken any action that it may indicate. There are times when keeping silent while the LORD works His will is what He demands of us.

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Psalm 46:10 ESV

What do you want?

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. -John 15:7 NKJV

A major point to remember in the verse above is “if you abide in Me…” When we abide in Him, our desires become synonymous with His.

What are your desires?

Let it happen!

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” -Exodus 14:14 ESV

How hard it can be to remain silent and know that “God’s got this?” I recall hearing once that the hardest prayer to offer is sometimes simply “Lord help me” without explaining to Him exactly how to do it!


Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit. Psalms 32:1‭-‬2 NIV

As a child, I remember the relief when I would confess some wrongdoing I had previously hoped to keep concealed to my parents. I would always receive forgiveness, but often face some consequence as well. Such it is with our heavenly Father. Do you have unconfessed sin that you’re aware of and haven’t admitted to Him? It’s not like He doesn’t already know what it is.

From the earliest of days in Genesis until the end of the age, His grace is made apparent.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. –1 John 1:9 NIV


Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?’ -Job 21:15 (NIV)

In using my trusty Thompson® Chain Reference) Bible to prepare for a Bible study on Isaiah 30:1-18, I discovered a chain reference on the topic of “prayerlessness.” It got me thinking about the many times in my life that I have neglected to consult the LORD, let alone give Him the praise and devotion He deserves.

I decided a brief post on the topic would be in order and began searching out the subject online to come up with some very appropriate verses…

there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. -Ro. 3:11 (NIV)

A failure to seek God in our daily lives will lead to a life of fearful uncertainty, depression and bitterness. All these things happen to nations, as well.

Our failure as a nation to seek God is apparent in the moral decay and civil unrest that seems to prevail on the streets of many of our cities today. As we celebrate the 4th of July and are reminded of our freedom, let us seek freedom from our sin as a country and turn back to Him.

if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. -2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV