In March's notes, entitled `Lord, teach us how to pray', Lyn Gitchel explores the many different aspects of our prayer relationship with our Father God. Starting with the example of Jesus' teaching to His disciples in the Lord's Prayer, Lyn then discusses the importance of forgiveness, taking our problems to the Lord, and asking for guidance, equipping, boldness, wisdom, revelation, encouragement and deliverance. Looking at biblical examples of people who prayed powerful prayers (including one asking for temporary blindness of their enemies!), Lyn discusses the principles behind prayer and submission to the Lord, encouraging readers to pray to experience a new vision of God and more of His presence in their lives.
In April's notes, `God's presence in hard times', Jeanette Henderson looks at examples of when `the rain of hard times' may fall in our lives. How do we cope or choose to respond? Do we become obsessed with our worries and self-absorbed, or do we channel our worry into prayer and thanksgiving instead? Can we find God's presence and encouragement in these times? Looking at the example of how Jesus dealt with the cruellest and hardest time of His earthly life, in Easter week, Jeanette explores the Lord's purposes in allowing these times, His special promises and His intimate, empowering presence with us during them, then reminds us of the amazing privilege and prize awaiting us when we meet Jesus face to face. Over the weekends, Jeanette also meditates on what it means to truly give our burdens to the Lord.
Number of pages: 72
Dimensions: 168 x 119 mm