Tower Logo

Devotional - Saturday, September 10, 2016 254/112

Today's Scripture: "A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity." Pr. 17:17

5534. Adversity builds the character required to endure it. JG


See it.

Reason for the squeezin'

Live it.

This past Thursday morning when our prayer band met, we almost didn't have time to pray. That's because someone asked how long we should pray for an answer that doesn't seem to be coming. Sitting next to the inquirer, I flipped my Bible over to reveal my conviction. "Praying with specificity and expectancy until the answer or Jesus comes" is etched on the backside of my leather Bible cover. I then flipped the book over to reveal the praying man logo I designed years ago for my intercession ministry.

When you count the number of men throughout all history who had an intercessor relationship with God, you won't find many. That's because there's a vast difference between an intercessor and someone who occasionally or never prays. Explaining it took longer than we had, but I am convinced God ordained it. I needed for my praying brothers to know that adversity is an intercessor's call to meet God and know how to pray. I think God wanted to remind me of what I was reminding my brothers.

Pray it.

Thank You, Jesus, for interceding for me and enabling me to do the same for others.


Keywords: Adversity; Intercessor; Friend

This Day in History

We're either a praying church or a playing church. (2000)
How can a person know Jesus Christ and not be happy? (2001)
It only takes one person to break up a marriage but it takes two to kill one. (2003)
What are you willing to give up to follow Christ? (2004)
How many of us pray for something that God will never give us? (2005)
We're going to be at odds with either the world or God. (2006)
We wouldn't be alive if God didn't care. (2007)
Who's got your back today? (2008)
God will make it right. (2009)
To know what God wants, go to the Word; to know Him, you've got to go to your knees. (2010)
Value, the product of a grateful heart. (2011)
It's not death that some should fear, but life afterwards. (2012)
Timing is vital; preparation more so. (2013)
To walk on water, you have to get out of the boat. (2014)
Knowing God is only possible through His Son. (2015)

1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight on Scripture.
2. Resources are derived from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin'... (2000-2003), Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in 365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2017)
3. Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright (c)1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.
4. Jimisms and corresponding social media pins are an original work of James R. Green and are marked with a "JG" implying personal ownership. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.

Content provided by James R. Green & serviced by
Copyright 1999-2016 - All Rights Reserved