Encouragement for Discouragement

July 22, 2014

Ever been discouraged? During a time of discouragement recently, God reminded me of some important truths. These are the whispers of encouragement He impressed me to write and remember. In times of discouragement, I hope they encourage you, too: Read more

What Can You Give to a Mother?

April 28, 2014

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Wondering what you could say or give to a mother to express your thanks and your love to her–on Mother’s Day or any day? For those of you whose moms are still living, here’s one simple suggestion. Read more

The Why of God’s Answers

March 10, 2014

 

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“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness.” Psalm 115:1

What About You?

How have God’s answers to you made His name greater?

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25 Christmas Prayers – Day 12

December 12, 2013

Today is the 12th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Prayers for Christmas celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured name today is Adonai, the LORD. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you closer to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll be returning to my regular, weekly posts after Christmas).

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/25-christmas-prayers-day-12Day 12 – Adonai, the Lord

It’s so easy to call you “Lord,” yet sometimes difficult to follow You in complete obedience. Jesus, some see You only as a man; others call you Savior. But You are also our “Adonai, Lord,” the blessed controller of our lives every day. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 9

December 9, 2013

Today is the ninth in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. I truly hope these simple blogs will enrich your Christmas season and will draw you closer to the One who is the true reason for Christmas.http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/christmas-prayers-day-9

Day 9 – El Elyon, God Most High

El Elyon, our God Most High, when gusty winds are blowing around us, make our foundations strong. Rebuild our courage and strengthen our might when everything goes wrong.

How we need You to repair the broken places and to fill the gaping holes in our soul! Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 6

December 6, 2013

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Today is the sixth in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers, celebrating the names of our precious Lord Jesus. I hope they will enrich your Christmas season and draw you closer to the One who is the true reason for Christmas.

Day 6 – Jesus

Jesus–is there any name sweeter or more precious than Your name?

At Your name, Jesus,

  • Knees bow
  • Arms raise
  • Demons scatter
  • Voices praise
  • Enemies fall
  • Mountains move
  • Miracles happen
  • Winds calm
  • Lives change
  • Hearts melt
  • Love lives
  • Shame dies Read more

25 Christmas Prayers– Day 5

December 5, 2013

Today is the fifth in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. I hope they will enrich your Christmas season and draw you closer to the One who is the true reason for Christmas.

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/25-christmas-prayers-day-5Day 5 – Immanuel – God with Us

Lord, how is it that a righteous God could be “with us?” We are sinful. You are holy. You are in heaven. We live on earth.

Yet the very essence of Christmas is rooted in an eternal, loving plan that brought You here to live in us, with us, and through us.

Because of Christmas, You are now “with us.” Long ago men housed Your “presence” in a tabernacle made by human hands with supernatural instructions. But Christmas ushered in Your presence here on earth, walking among us, living with us.

You no longer live in columns of clouds or pillars of fire. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 4

December 4, 2013

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/25-christmas-prayers-day-4Today–Prince of Peace–is the fourth in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers, celebrating the names of our precious Lord. I hope they will enrich your Christmas season and draw you closer to the One who is the true reason for Christmas.

Day 4 – Prince of Peace

Lord, the world has always longed for peace. Wars have raged; people have died; and hope has faded. But then, just like the prophet Isaiah prophesied, You came. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers– Day 3

December 3, 2013

Today is the third in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers, celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Everlasting Father. I hope they will enrich your Christmas season and draw you closer to the One who is the truhttp://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/christmas-prayers-day-3e reason for Christmas.

Day 3 – Everlasting Father

Lord, what child hasn’t longed for a tender, compassionate father–one who never breaks his promises and one who will never desert his family?

Earthly Father vs. Everlasting Father

But our earthly dads are often limited by their humanness. At times even their best attempts at fathering will appear flawed, and they will occasionally disappoint us. Some surrender in exhaustion and despair at the sheer responsibility. Others keep on loving and serving their families the best way they can, eager to mirror Your character.

But You, Lord, are the Everlasting Father–the One who knows perfectly what we need. With Your great wisdom You give us only what is best. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 2

December 2, 2013

Today is the second in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers, celebrating the names of our precious Lord. I hope they will enrich your Christmas season and draw you closer to the One who is the true reason for Christmas.http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/25-christmas-prayers-day-2

Day 2 – Mighty God

Lord, You were born in a humble stable as God incarnate, yet Isaiah prophesied Your name as Mighty God.

Mighty God! As warrior and victor of all our battles, You lead; You guide; You fight for those you love. And You always win. Is anything too hard for You, Lord? Read more

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