Posts with the category “engaging-prayer”

Day 3: Hearing God
by Kelly Johnson on March 1st, 2023
Revelation from HeavenREAD - Matthew 16:13-16REFLECT - From the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, people struggled to understand who Jesus is. Today, there is still a lot of confusion about who Jesus is, and what it means to be a follower of Him. Some say he was a prophet and a good teacher, and others say he was just a man who through time, legend grew about Him being the son of God and rising from t...  Read More
Day 27: Engaging Prayer
by Bonnie Marroquin on April 11th, 2020
When all goes Silent  - by Pastor Kyle Johnson Read: John 19:40-42In the latter part of Passion Week there is Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday, but what about Saturday?  It almost seems like a spacer in between important events.  In fact, the Bible doesn’t even say anything about it as John 19 ends with a burial and John 20 starts off with the beginning of Sunday.  Granted, Friday and ...  Read More
Day 26: Engaging Prayer
by Bonnie Marroquin on April 10th, 2020
Lonely Obedience  - by Pastor Kyle Johnson Read: John 19:1-37This is Good Friday.  For Jesus, as we read, this is anything but good.  For us, it is beyond amazing.  The journey it took to get there was incredibly lonely.  Take a moment and think of the path up the hill of the skull that Jesus had to walk.  There were a lot of people around, but no one on His side.  There were many voices yelling o...  Read More
Day 25: Engaging Prayer
by Bonnie Marroquin on April 9th, 2020
Serve First - by Pastor Kyle Johnson Read: John 13:1-17Today marks the day in Holy Week that Jesus gathered His disciples for their last meal together. They knew it was an important occasion but had no idea just how important.  After all, they still waited on each other to do the menial tasks like helping people clean up and looking for the better seats around the table.  Eventually, Jesus got up ...  Read More
Day 24: Engaging Prayer
by Bonnie Marroquin on April 8th, 2020
Remain In Him - by Fred Hammer“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful… Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. “I am the vine; you a...  Read More
Day 23: Engaging Prayer
by Bonnie Marroquin on April 7th, 2020
A Love-Revealing Unity - by Chad Riley“Real Thing” Vertical WorshipThere’s a place for me,and it’s heavenly -at the table with the King.In a soundbite culture like the one we live in, where topics and truths occupy our attention for only minutes at a time (if not seconds), it’s perfectly natural to seek something more permanent and lasting. This yearning drives me often to the prayer of Jesus.Wher...  Read More
Day 22: Engaging Prayer
by Bonnie Marroquin on April 6th, 2020
SanctifiedRead: John 17:17-19As Jesus prays for His disciples, He understood that there needed to be a work done in their lives to set them apart for the work that God had intended for them. That is what the word sanctified means, to be set apart for a holy purpose. Jesus did not expect His followers to just “have what it takes” or know enough or be good enough to accomplish the things of God on t...  Read More
Day 20: Engaging Prayer
by Bonnie Marroquin on April 4th, 2020
No Thanks FearFor God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)Fear is something that naturally comes when we face something big, scary, ugly or unknown.But that doesn’t mean we have to hold onto it when it comes. Too often fear prances its wayinto our mind and we grab a hold of it like it’s our long-lost twin that we were separated...  Read More
Day 19: Engaging Prayer
by Bonnie Marroquin on April 3rd, 2020
Sent“Intercession means that we rouse ourselves up to get the mind of Christ about the one for whom we pray.” - My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helples...  Read More
Day 18: Engaging Prayer
by Bonnie Marroquin on April 2nd, 2020
Your Neighbor as Yourself"Intercessory prayer is the purifying bath into which the individual and the fellowship must enter every day." Dietrich BonhoefferJesus was asked: “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said the right answer isto: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strengthand with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as...  Read More
Day 17: Engaging Prayer
by Kelly Johnson on April 1st, 2020
Adequately EquippedRead - Ephesians 6:10-20Although we do not need to be intimidated when we commit to interceding, we do need to be prepared.  The Bible is clear that when we pray boldly and intentionally over people’s lives that the tension is not on the natural realm but the spiritual one.  This should not ignite fear in us but that warrior spirit that says bring it on!  After all, God has give...  Read More
Day 16: Engaging Prayer
by Kelly Johnson on March 31st, 2020
TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2020 Spiritual Advocates I am so grateful for the people who prayed for me before I knew God, and for those who have prayed for me every day since.  Read More
Day 15: Engaging Prayer
by Kelly Johnson on March 30th, 2020
MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2020 Your People “When was the last time you wrote somebody and mentioned what you were praying for on their behalf?”  Read More
Day 13: Engaging Prayer
by Kelly Johnson on March 28th, 2020
SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020 Presence ​ “True security for sheep is not found in the absence of danger, but in the presence of the shepherd” (Lon Solomon). The same is true for God’s people  Read More
Day 12: Engaging Prayer
by Kelly Johnson on March 27th, 2020
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020 Every Day “This Love” by Housefires This love is an everyday kind of love. Every morning I’m in it.  Read More
Day 11: Engaging Prayer
by Kelly Johnson on March 26th, 2020
THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020 Busyness Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life, By Chuck Swindoll “God’s methods don’t change because we are so noisy and busy. He is longing for your attention, your individual  Read More
Day 10: Engaging Prayer
by Kelly Johnson on March 25th, 2020
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020 JUST CALL My son who lives in another city called the other day. It was great to hear from him  Read More
Day 9: Engaging Prayer
by Kelly Johnson on March 24th, 2020
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020 Checking In “Lay it All Down” by Will Reagan & United Pursuit When we’ve given up on better days and there are memories we can’t erase, lay it all down.  Read More
Day 8: Engaging Prayer
by Kelly Johnson on March 23rd, 2020
MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020 Devoted “Our Lord’s first public act was prayer: ‘As he prayed the heavens were opened.’ The last act of the Crucified before giving up His life in atonement for the world’s sin was prayer.”   Read More
Day 6: Engaging Prayer
by Kelly Johnson on March 21st, 2020
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020 Beyond Expectations Read: Ephesians 3:20-21 Here we are, closing up the first week of our Engaging Prayer journey. As you have started into this I hope that you are setting a good foundation of communication with God  Read More
Day 5: Engaging Prayer
by Kelly Johnson on March 20th, 2020
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 Go Big “Here as in Heaven” by Elevation Worship Spirit of God, fall fresh on us. We need your presence. Your kingdom come, your will be done. Here as in Heaven.  Read More
Day 4: Engaging Prayer
by Kelly Johnson on March 19th, 2020
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020 Bare your Soul What does it mean to “bare my soul”? Bare has several definitions, two of which are:1) lacking clothing, and 2) to expose something. Lacking Clothing - Adam and Eve lacked clothing in the Garden, yet they had no shame  Read More
Day 3: Engaging Prayer
by Kelly Johnson on March 18th, 2020
WEDNESDAY, MARCH18, 2020 Making Separation Read: 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 In the middle of a long list of names upon difficult to pronounce names, we see a break from the pattern as Jabez is introduced  Read More
Day 2: Engaging Prayer
by Kelly Johnson on March 17th, 2020
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020 By Name “I Surrender” by Hillsong Worship Here I am, down on my knees again, Surrendering all. Find me here, Lord, as you draw me near - I’m desperate for you.  Read More
Day 1: Engaging Prayer
by Kelly Johnson on March 16th, 2020
MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020 Alone with God The Place of Help, by Oswald Chambers “To be silent unto God does not mean drifting into mere feeling or sinking into reverse, but deliberately getting into the center of things and focusing on God.”  Read More