Encouragement & Prayer (8/13/20)

 

This is the audio from the August 13, 2020 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.

You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

In prayer,
Tom

Walk This Way:  Walk a Path of Immortality

Walk This Way: Walk a Path of Immortality

Every day you and I face a variety of choices regarding the path we take.  Many things influence our decisions for both good and bad, yet God wants us to choose daily to walk according to His ways .  Over the next 23 days I will be sharing from the devotional journal, “Walk This Way”, with the prayer that it helps you to grow in your walk with God as you pursue a greater understanding of the path He calls you to.

Here is day nine with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path of immortality.

Walk a Path of Immortality

“In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.
Proverbs 12:28 (NIV)

How long do you expect to live?  How long would you like to?  How much effort do you put into increasing your lifespan?  Do you know of people who have been labeled immortal because of the impact of their life on others long after they died?  What do you think it takes for a person to leave a godly legacy?  Is there a connection between the way you walk in this life and the path to immortality?

The Bible teaches that immortality is found on a path that follows the way of righteousness.  In seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, we can be adopted into the eternal family of God!  As you pray, ask God to help you examine the ways of your life compared to His righteousness.  Pray that you would daily choose a path that leads to immortality as you walk with Christ.  Pray that the path you walk would not only lead to eternal life, but that it would leave a legacy that illuminates the path for the generations that will follow you.  Pray that the people around you would join you on this path.

In prayer,

Tom  

Encouragement & Prayer (8/12/20)

 

This is the audio from the August 12, 2020 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.

You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

In prayer,
Tom

Walk This Way:  Walk a Path of Humility

Walk This Way: Walk a Path of Humility

Every day you and I face a variety of choices regarding the path we take.  Many things influence our decisions for both good and bad, yet God wants us to choose daily to walk according to His ways .  Over the next 24 days I will be sharing from the devotional journal, “Walk This Way”, with the prayer that it helps you to grow in your walk with God as you pursue a greater understanding of the path He calls you to.

Here is day eight with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path of humility.

Walk a Path of Humility

He has showed you, O man, what is good.  And what does the LORD require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8 (NIV)

What comes to mind when you think of humility?  Do you think of strength or weakness or something in between?  Who do you know that you would describe as humble?  What about their life makes you think that about them?  Is it possible to be humble and a great leader at the same time?  Why or why not?  How do you think others would rate the level of humility that you exhibit in your life?  Would you be willing to ask them?

God speaks through the prophet Micah and says that one of the things He requires from us is that we would walk humbly with Him.  Perhaps one of the reasons He says that is because humility is necessary to do the other parts mentioned — act justly and love mercy.  As you pray, ask God to help you have an accurate view of who you are in His eyes.  Pray that your faithfulness in being who God has called you to be will help you live in humility.  Pray that your identity in Christ would allow you to live in a way that you don’t feel the need to prove yourself to those around you.  Pray that your life would be lived in such a way that people would know you as humble.

In prayer,

Tom  

Encouragement & Prayer (8/11/20)

 

This is the audio from the August 11, 2020 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.

You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

In prayer,
Tom

Walk This Way:  Walk a Path of Holiness

Walk This Way: Walk a Path of Holiness

Every day you and I face a variety of choices regarding the path we take.  Many things influence our decisions for both good and bad, yet God wants us to choose daily to walk according to His ways .  Over the next 25 days I will be sharing from the devotional journal, “Walk This Way”, with the prayer that it helps you to grow in your walk with God as you pursue a greater understanding of the path He calls you to.

Here is day seven with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path of holiness.

Walk a Path of Holiness

And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness.  The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it.
Isaiah 35:8 (NIV)

Have you ever been turned away from a place or event because of a restriction on who could enter or attend?  How did it make you feel?  Have you ever been invited into a place or event that is normally restricted?  How does that feel?  What do you think about restaurants or places that have strict dress codes to enter?  Have you ever not gone somewhere because you didn’t want to conform to the expected standard?

God talks about a place of gladness and joy for those are redeemed.  A place where those ransomed by the Lord will walk in holiness.  It is a highway for all who would choose to walk a path of holiness in Christ.  As you pray, ask God to help you pursue a life of holiness that can only be found in Jesus.  Pray that you would daily put aside the garments that are stained by sin.  Pray for the wisdom to do away with all foolish thoughts and actions.  Pray that you would not falter in your walk as you allow God’s holiness to cover you.  Pray that the people around you would follow your example in walking a path of holiness.

In prayer,

Tom  

Encouragement & Prayer (8/10/20)

 

This is the audio from the August 10, 2020 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.

You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

In prayer,
Tom

Walk This Way:  Walk a Guided Path

Walk This Way: Walk a Guided Path

Every day you and I face a variety of choices regarding the path we take.  Many things influence our decisions for both good and bad, yet God wants us to choose daily to walk according to His ways .  Over the next 26 days I will be sharing from the devotional journal, “Walk This Way”, with the prayer that it helps you to grow in your walk with God as you pursue a greater understanding of the path He calls you to.

Here is day six with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a guided path.

Walk a Guided Path

When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.  For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life.
Proverbs 6:22-23 (NIV)

Have you ever been lost?  How did you get “unlost”?  Have you ever visited a place only to discover later that you had missed some of the best parts of that location because you didn’t know where they were?  What could you have done to facilitate a more complete visit?  How do you feel when someone asks you for tips on how to best enjoy something that you have already experienced?  Does that feeling change if you find out they didn’t follow any of the advice you had given?  Why?

Many times we miss out on the best part of our journey because we fail to look to God as our guide in everything.  God says that His words and commands should be a guide to our path in every area of our life.  As you pray, ask God to help you follow His instructions for the path you should be walking.  Pray that the godly teaching of right and wrong would guide you into wise decisions about how you will live.  Pray for the courage and humility to admit to God that you are lost and ask Him to guide you.  Pray that the way you live your life would guide others to Christ.

In prayer,

Tom