Does God answer bold prayers? On December 23, 1944, General Patton sought God for help through prayer. What can we learn from his prayer?
Well, the cold moved in this week. For some, this may not be a particularly big deal; however, the cold and I have never gotten along. There is just something about it that makes me angry. Perhaps it is because it can beat you up and you can’t do anything about it.
What if Christ Followers were to step into bold platforms of leadership to bring the Way, Truth, and Life of Jesus to our culture through politics, education, media, and business?
This is 2020. In a year of pandemic, murder hornets, toilet paper shortages, broken relationships, political strife, injustice, lost livelihoods, and lost lives, how can we even think about being thankful? Thanksgiving is not just for when everything in the nation is going well.
America is divided, not because we disagree, but because we have forgotten just how important those disagreements are to the core foundation of our country. We were built on the idea that differing ideas, beliefs, and viewpoints would make this country great. That freedom to have those beliefs would keep us alive!
We must learn to replace our instinctual reaction to fear with the constant action of praying and laying down our burdens at the feet of Jesus. When we replace fear with prayer, God promises to bring us peace and to guard our hearts and minds against the destructive consequences of fear.