Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
Today, Many Christians are Asking: “Where Is God In All of ‘This’?”; Well, Beginning with Prayer, Fasting and Asking God to Return to Us Is a Start

Today, Many Christians are Asking: “Where Is God In All of ‘This’?”; Well, Beginning with Prayer, Fasting and Asking God to Return to Us Is a Start

November 8, 2020

Today, Many Christians are Asking: “Where Is God In All of ‘This’?”; Well, Beginning with Prayer, Fasting and Asking God to Return to Us Is a Start

MESSAGE SUMMARY: Jesus' concern is that when His followers practice the piety of giving, praying, and fasting that they will do things in the right way and with the right motives. To this end in Matthew 6:16-18, Jesus instructed the Apostles in fasting: “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.". Jesus wants our focus to be on following Him -- our lives are about impressing Him and not others in our personal relationship with God in prayer.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONI affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, I AM A CHILD OF GOD. Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become children of God-- children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God. (John 1:12f).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV) Acts 14:23; Matthew 6:16-18; 2 Samuel 12:15-17; Psalms 28:1-8.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Today, Many Christians are Asking: “Where Is God In All of ‘This’?”; Well, God Tells Us: “Return to me, and I will return to you”", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “We All Need “Hope” in Today’s World of Fear, Doubt in Our Faith, and Feelings of “Hopelessness”; and God Is this “Hope”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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The Election and Covid Bring Uncertainty and Fear, but We Have Hope In God for “we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need”

The Election and Covid Bring Uncertainty and Fear, but We Have Hope In God for “we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need”

November 1, 2020

The Election and Covid Bring Uncertainty and Fear, but We Have Hope In God for “we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need"

MESSAGE SUMMARY: 

Think about the magnitude of your direct and personal access to God that your prayers give you if you will only pray. Before Jesus, ordinary people did not have direct access to God. Their communications to God were through an intermediary, a priest, and he would pray to God behind the Temple’s vail in the Throne Room of God. Therefore, the people did not have a direct personal relationship with God. In Old Testament times, people would come to the priests; and the priest would offer up a sacrifice on behalf of the people. The priests, and not the people, were communing and praying directly with God. Because Jesus created a New Covenant relationship with His followers, now your prayers are in direct communion with God, the Creator of the Universe. Everyone, who is in Christ, may have access to the Throne Room of God in the name of Jesus. What a privilege and gift this direct access to God is for those who are in Christ. The author of Hebrews, in Hebrews 4:16, tells the followers of Jesus that, because of the Gospel, you have direct access to God’s “throne of Grace” for your needs: “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.".

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONI affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, I AM RIGHTEOUS IN GOD’S EYES. God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Philippians 4:1-13; John 15:9-10; Revelation 4:1-2; Psalms 69c:25-36.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “God Wants Us to Live In His “Hope” and His Word, through Bible Scripture, which Gives us so Much “Hope”", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “We All Need “Hope” in Today’s World of Fear, Doubt in Our Faith, and Feelings of “Hopelessness”; and God Is this “Hope”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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Sustaining a Consistent Relational Prayer Life with God Can Be Challenging but Critically Necessary to Confront Today’s Challenges

Sustaining a Consistent Relational Prayer Life with God Can Be Challenging but Critically Necessary to Confront Today’s Challenges

October 30, 2020

Sustaining a Consistent Relational Prayer Life with God Can Be Challenging but Critically Necessary to Confront Today’s Challenges

MESSAGE SUMMARY: God is your Heavenly Father and the Creator of the Universe; however, you can talk to Him as your father, remembering that He loves you. Imagine climbing up into His lap and imagine Him wrapping His arms around you – He is God your loving father. As God tells you in 2 Samuel 7:14-15: “I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men, but my steadfast love will not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you.". You need to start talking to God as the best dad there could ever be. Talk to Him about your life; your concerns; and your needs. You need to ask God for His counsel, and you need to ask Him questions regarding His will for your life.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONToday, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my ProcrastinationRather, I will walk in the Spirit’s fruit of Self-Control. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Matthew 6:7-15; Colossians 1:2-3;2 Corinthians 6:18; Psalms 69a:1-12.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “We Have “Hope” in Today’s World of Fear, Doubt, and Feelings of “Hopelessness” Through God’s Abiding Presence With Us and In Us", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “We All Need “Hope” in Today’s World of Fear, Doubt in Our Faith, and Feelings of “Hopelessness”; and God Is this “Hope”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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The Covid-19 World Gives Needs for Prayer and Those to Whom Your Prayers are Critical; For Whom Do You Pray?

The Covid-19 World Gives Needs for Prayer and Those to Whom Your Prayers are Critical; For Whom Do You Pray?

May 28, 2020

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

Many people and situations need your prayers today. Will you come before God with your prayers, and for whom will you pray? We can come before God on behalf ourselves and others -- intercessory prayer. You are given the privilege of following Moses example when he prayed to God on behalf of his people in Psalms 102:1-2: “Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry come to you! Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress! Incline your ear to me; answer me speedily in the day when I call!". Because of what Jesus has done for us, we can exercise this privilege of praying directly to God, the Creator of the Universe. You come before God by talking to Him with your prayers and in a personal relationship with Him. Do you pray? Will you pray? For whom and what do you pray? As a follower of Jesus, God is waiting for your prayers in your personal relationship with Him.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONToday, Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Lust. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Perfect Provision. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Romans 1:10-12; James 5:13-18; Exodus 3:1-15; Psalms 130:1-8.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon“Throughout the Bible, We Witness God’s Power; as a Follower of Jesus, You Witness God’s Power, Personally, in Your Life": at our Website: www.AWFTL.org/listen/.

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Your Conscience Is a Mighty Gift From God if You Listen to Your Conscience and keep it ‘Clear’”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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Is Today’s Coronavirus Threat Now Making Prayer a Greater or a Lesser Part of Your Fundamental and Daily Life? Why?

Is Today’s Coronavirus Threat Now Making Prayer a Greater or a Lesser Part of Your Fundamental and Daily Life? Why?

May 6, 2020

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

Prayer is your conduit for communion with God. Through prayer, you are in God’s Presence; and you can invite His help in your life’s situations. The best way to learn how to have this communion with God is to just do it and use your normal conversational words; however, the words of Scripture are powerful and worked for Jonah and will work for you today. Just pray with your heart in conversation with God. Jonah, in Jonah 2:1-2, models for us that no matter how deep our situational hole, which we have dug for ourselves, we can call on God, the Creator of the Universe, for help: “Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish, saying, ‘I called out to the LORD, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.’". Prayer never goes out of style for followers of Jesus – in both your good times and your times of uncertainty.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that, because I am in Jesus Christ, I press on toward His goal for me. (Philippians 3:12f). “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”. (Philippians 4:14).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): John 14:13; Jonah 1:1-2; Jonah 2:2-10; Psalms 68c:25-35.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Resurrection: Part 3 – In Jesus’ Last Appearance to His Eleven Disciples, He Gives Us and His Disciples His Great Commission", at our Website: www.AWFTL.org/listen/.

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “God Expects Us to Serve the Needs of Others, As Jesus Did:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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