It is a tragedy to report this, but report it I must: Kristoff St. John, an actor from the soap opera “The Young & The Restless,” has passed away at the age of 52 from what many are saying is an overdose of alcohol. Continue reading
Please pray for the quick return home of Savannah Leigh Pruitt, a 14 year old from Tennessee who reportedly went missing January 13th, 2019. Her parents are at a loss for where she could be, though her cellphone was located in Kentucky before being turned off. Let’s pray together for her release!
“Dear Lord Jesus,
You created Savannah. You know exactly where she is, and where she has gone. Please keep her safe, Lord Jesus. Keep her family hopeful, and give them the strength, courage and morale to continue searching for her. Please bring her home, Lord Jesus.
In Jesus’ Name we pray,
Learn more about Jesus, and His Sovereignty, here.
It has been reported by VOA that Boko Haram is, once again, recruiting fighters from Cameroon and using them in their army to attack and fight Cameroon.
This is all, sadly, no surprise. But a question comes to mind: what causes a person to be recruited into such a dark, evil, oppressive organization?
Most of the time, they view their current situation as worse than the prospect of joining Boko Haram’s army. They are kids and young men, begging on the streets for food and money. Women are enticed by a charming man or sold off by their families. Children are stolen from families during raids on villages and schools just as the Chibok girls were. People are brainwashing into the muslim way of thinking, deceived.
But what causes this change in someone’s heart? This change from innocence and knowing what is right to such a calloused, evil state? The answer: people are deceived into believing that Boko Haram has the truth, and they go hook, line and sinker.
We do not convert from Christianity to Islam in the US—at least not seemingly usually. But what takes place in those who do is a common problem for all people: they look outside God’s written word, the Bible, and turn towards things they like to hear instead. As 2 Timothy states,
“For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.”
(2 Timothy 4:3, NIV)
People are looking everywhere for a doctrine/philosophy that encourages their sin and way of life, no matter what that way of life might be. But without being taught the true Word of God, a person’s life can go greatly awry. It is important to cling to God’s Word, especially when one does not know what to do. We must:
- Realize that we, as humans, do not have all the answers. Many will say that the answer to life’s questions and decisions is within us. This is a lie; our hearts are wicked (Jeremiah 17:9). We need to realize that we are in need of humble instruction.
- Come to Jesus in humility and repentance, asking for His Guidance and Wisdom instead. God will not be stingy in giving His Wisdom; He desires that we all come to Him, that we might receive wisdom without fault (James 1:5).
- Obey what it is that Jesus guides you to do. Through reading God’s Word, the Bible, we can clearly listen and understand to God’s Truths and Commands. When we know the Truth, we must live it out, as James 1:19-27 highlights.
It can be all too easy to be pushed off course by an enticing desire or philosophy; many, whether switching to another religion or not, are guilty of this. In a world full of moral relativism, we need God’s Word to be the Lamp to our feet (Psalm 119:105). When we cling to God’s Word, we cling to the only Truth for living there is. It is when we place our trust in Jesus and follow His Lead, we will be walking in the light (1 John 1:5-7).
Do you know Jesus?
Jesus once said, “’I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” He came to this earth to show us who God the Father is, and made the only way for us to know God the Father. Learn more about Jesus and how He did this, here.
Please pray for (find the prayer sheet here)…
- The Chibok girls, and Leah Sharibu. Pray that they would come home soon.
- Those who are apart of Boko Haram. May they realize the deception they are a part of.
- Those who have turned aside from Christ; pray that they would come back to Him.
- The fight currently happening in Cameroon. May the troops have the strength and morale needed to fight this war.
Thank you for your prayers!!!
According to FaithWire, New York will vote on a measure that would make abortion legal up to birth of the child, for any reason whatsoever. Please join me in prayer against this measure!
I wish I had better news, but unfortunately, I do not. Continue reading
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.”
(Isaiah 58:6-9, NIV)
I found this horrific news story online, and I had to share. Leah Torres, a doctor who does abortions, said that babies usually cannot scream “because she cuts their cords first.” While it is unknown on if she means umbilical, spinal, or vocal cords, it is horrid.
This is part of the fight I was speaking about here. What she is doing is demonic in nature. Let us pray against the enemy, and that Doctor Torres would realize what she is doing.
“Dear Lord Jesus,
Our hearts are broken at the sound of what happens to these beautiful little babies. We pray in Your Name that Dr. Torres would realize what she is doing—and would stop giving abortions. More than anything, Jesus, bring her to know You.
In Jesus’ Name we pray,
Let’s continue to pray. Thank you, friends!
-Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY
Christ sees these children as precious. Learn more about Christ, and what He has done, here.