Browsing: Devotional

Welcome to the month of April, the month of the Passover, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and more. We thank the Lord for life, the greatest gift of all, and what He has been doing in and with us so far this year.

“Give me life according to Your Word.” Psalm 119:25

I stared at the coffin. The pastor’s voice could be heard, but my mind seemed to interpret nothing. Though my family considered the last five years of my dad’s life as borrowed time, his death came unexpectedly. I had imagined that a surgery or perhaps months of illness would take his life. Instead, he died on a day when he felt his best. He and my mom were headed to their car from a routine hospital visit.  A beautiful day. My dad’s comments on the day’s sunshine were his last words. He fell to the ground.

Life is never what you expect. I’ve met no one who can testify that the life they mapped out went according to plan. Instead, life is made up of high mountaintop experiences and low, dark valleys with curves throwing you in and out of pitfalls and unexpected ditches.

Prayer is a must if you are to live a victorious life. God is calling people to build prayer altars in their lives. God is looking for a man who will stand in the gap that evil will not befall men. An understanding of what to expect when you rightly build a prayer altar will energize you to do so.