When prayer isn’t a daily part of our lives, it causes us to live recklessly. Lacking prayer causes us to fall asleep to the Lord’s leading. I was standing in Home Depot with my husband when I received a text from our daughter. She relayed a glorious, long-awaited answer to prayer for a beloved friend.… Continue reading Prayer: Avoid Living Recklessly by Inviting the Lord’s Daily Leading
Have you ever opened up about something to a fellow Jesus follower, and without skipping a beat they ask, “Are you reading your Bible? Have you been praying?” The thing is, they’re not wrong to ask that. But there is so much more to it. What tools do we have? We were on our way… Continue reading Tools: Reading, Meditating On, and Praying God’s Word
Having big faith doesn’t always mean our circumstances change. We can have assurance in the promises of the Lord, even we do not see His plans. Just have faith… Over time the phrase almost became offensive. Like the squealing of dull brakes. You knew it was coming, but the way each word came grinding upon… Continue reading Assurance: When Having Faith Doesn’t Change Our Circumstances
The transformation of Paul is a great reminder that God can use us, no matter what. When feelings of “I am not good enough for God to use me” sneak in, remember it is NOT true! Power, righteousness, absolution, and control. Those were the coveted virtues of Saul of Tarsus. He wielded his certainty of… Continue reading Transformation: Allowing God’s Guidance to Use Us Where We Are
I wanted to title this post, “How to Have All Your Prayers Answered in 3 Easy Steps” and it was going to go like this: Step 1: Be thankful for everything. Step 2: Only ask for intangible things. Step 3: Follow everything up with “if.” And even though my alternate title sounds like I’m being… Continue reading How Do You Feel About Prayer?