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This week on Reaching Your World.

Series: Luis Palau | Intercessory Prayer

On “Reaching your World with Luis Palau” this week, Luis will encourage us by looking at the resources we can draw on in times of crisis or grief.  He points us to the “Father of all mercies and the God of all comfort” whom we read about in the Bible. 

The God of all Comfort Tuesday, October 15, 2019

When a crisis arises, the worst mistake you and I can make is to pretend that nothing is wrong. To find relief from our problems, we must first acknowledge them and the inner despair they cause. Only then can we embrace the “Father of all mercies and the God of all comfort,” as we read in 2 Corinthians 1:3.

Unfortunately, too often when we Christians face trials, we forget to look to God for comfort. “I’m such a nice person,” we say. “Why does God allow these things to happen to me?” One reason we experience trials is to enable us to comfort others who are hurting. Christians who are walking with the Lord have much to share regarding the comfort and peace God has given them in times of deep need or despair.

As a Christian, have you met the true Comforter? Do others turn to you for counsel because they sense God’s comforting presence in your life? Or are you a Christian who tends to complain about everything? Do you blame God for your own failures? It must grieve our Lord deeply to hear some of the ridiculous things we complain about when He has given us so much. He must ache when He sees His children facing adversity yet refusing to call upon Him for comfort. Why wait? Call on the God of all comfort”right now. Then share God’s comfort with others who are hurting.

This is Luis Palau.

"It's not I, but Christ" Monday, October 14, 2019

Imagine how different your life would be if you were completely, totally filled with God Himself. No area of your life would be untouched. You would love God so much more deeply. You would care so much more about others. And you would have such compassion for those who don’t love God yet. Even with the weaknesses we all have, the power would be tremendous.

Our whole purpose is that God takes over more and more of our lives. That we become like His Son, Jesus Christ. What really counts is this: Does God run my life? Is He in control? Or am I trying to run the show?

I still remember the day I finally understood that it’s futile trying to please God in my own strength. But, praise the Lord, He is pleased to live in us! All the resources of Jesus Christ are entirely at our disposal. Because He indwells us, all that is Christ’s is ours.

God’s wish is that we live today enjoying the reality of what the apostle Paul wrote in Galatians 2:20. “It’s not I, but Christ who lives in me.” Is that your experience and reality? If not, pray right now and ask God to completely, totally fill you with Himself. Then share this life-changing experience with people around you. Reach your world!

This is Luis Palau.

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A City On A Hill

A City on a Hill

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Telling your Story

Every follower of Jesus Christ has a story to tell. This week on “Reaching Your World,” hear from Luis Palau on the importance of sharing your testimony. Learn the key steps in getting started, and how to rely on the Holy Spirit.