Posts with the tag “prayer”
Prayer is Where the Action is
August 25th, 2021
Where is your favorite place to pray? When is your favorite time to pray? Do you pray the same thing all the time, or do you mix it up? An even better question that John Wesley would ask is what pr...
Taking God for Granted
May 10th, 2021
I wonder how many times I have taken all that God does for me for granted. I read this verse where nine out of ten who received amazing healing from God through Jesus, never thought to return and giv...
Are We Asking for the Wrong Thing?
April 27th, 2021
It is easy to think of these parables as talking about God giving you whatever you ask for, but that is not really the plain meaning of these parables. The climax of the parables seems to be that God...
A Model for Prayer
April 26th, 2021
For me, prying is primarily a conversation with God. In the same way I have a conversation with a good friend, there are few rules that I have to think about when I pray. ...
Changed By Prayer
April 20th, 2021
I believe most people think of prayer as a way to make God aware of a situation, convince God to do something, or as a way to change God’s mind about something. But I’m not so sure that is how prayer...
Troubling the Teacher
April 10th, 2021
My first inclination is to stop “troubling the teacher” with a problem or a hope that has no chance of being overcome or realized. But Jesus is never bothered or “troubled” by our honest request for ...
Don't Hide Your Hurt
April 9th, 2021
I don’t claim to understand the mystery of prayer. But I do know that time and time again, the Bible directs us to bring our concerns to other Christians so that they will lift up our burdens in pray...
Take it to the Lord
March 27th, 2021
Jesus, who was very God of very God, knew that the most important thing before making a major decision was to consult with his Father in deep and long prayer waiting to hear the still small voice that...
March 16th, 2021
Have you ever noticed that when things are going really well for people, it is at that moment they are most vulnerable? How many stories have you heard of people who reach fame and fortune only to se...
Hunger for the Word
March 13th, 2021
One thing I find interesting about this text is that it does not appear to be the “star” power of Jesus that is drawing the crowds that day. Remember, this is very early in Jesus’ ministry and he has...
Looking for Jesus
March 11th, 2021
So, I guess I love this verse (out of context) because it shows the passion that this group of people had for Jesus. When they saw he was not in their presence, they hunted for him. When they found ...
Teach Me To Pray
January 20th, 2021
Not knowing what to say to God should never affect our personal prayer time with God. Even if we are uncomfortable with praying in public, there is never a good reason for us not to spend time with G...
Set Your Anchor
December 19th, 2020
There is advice that I often give to those who tell me that they struggle with keeping their thoughts focused on God in the midst of the storms of life. That advice is that “you cannot set your ancho...
December 17th, 2020
We cannot face the brokenness of our world without the power of God in our lives. We cannot receive the power of God in our lives if we do not spend time with God....
Not Knowing All the Details
November 18th, 2020
How much faith does it take to head out not knowing where you are going? ...
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