God has a purpose in bringing hateful people into our lives and it's not to harbor offenses in hatred and unforgiveness. We are to witness love.
The Lord’s Prayer is perhaps the most famous passage of scripture after John 3:16. But I too often mistake memorization with knowing – or even mastery.
Is there as conspiracy to silence our prayers? I believe there is a creative force that is carried forth by our audible words in prayer. This is proclamation prayer!
Not a day goes by that the Spirit hasn’t convicted me of the faith I have in sense and reason. Recent events in Charlotte brought it to the fore again.
I wonder what this “petty” war of malfunctioning technology looks like in the heavens. Is there an angel pinned down with a solution somewhere up there?
It’s easy to go through this world bracing for impact. But I’m supposed to be more like a sandbar than a retaining wall bracing for impact.
Christians have the victory, His name is Jesus. And the Holy Spirit is the power, the incentive, the source of prayer…because prayer has to come from Above.
Precious children of God are being persecuted, slaughtered and brutalized as never before in history. Our Family in Christ is in desperate need of prayer!
An insistent pursuit is not a common position for even the average believer. Many slink towards God with hopes that He might possibly answer.
The centurion knew where his answer would be found and with great faith entreated Jesus for His Answer. Faith powers our insistence, not our desire or will or desperation.
Jesus commended the Canaanite woman for her faith – not her prayer, not her will, not her volume, but her faith. She connected faith to her desperation and shameless persistence and Jesus answered.
God likes our faith-filled insistence! But in reality, some of my pleading prayers feel more like a heavenly arm-twisting rather than relationship.