A distinct pattern quickly emerges when you begin to examine the life of Jesus: He frequently spent time talking to His Heavenly Father through prayer. Mark writes in his gospel that "very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed”. Luke adds … Continue reading Pray Like Jesus
God’s ultimate will is unchanging, but the way in which he chooses to realize this will is dependent on the prayers of his children. He wants us as covenant partners, not as automons or slaves. Donald Bloesch
Matthew 7:9-11 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father … Continue reading Are You Praying For Snakes?
What we pray for reflects our belief about God. When we pray small prayers, it shows we don't believe that God is for us and that He wants come through for us in big ways. Far too often our prayers are for things that we can accomplish on our own...just in case God doesn't show … Continue reading Divine Intersections
As followers of Christ, we must take personal responsibility to grow in our relationship with God. The truth is that spiritual growth doesn’t just happen. It involves the intentional practice of spiritual rhythms to help you connect with God on a regular basis. When it comes to my relationship with God, I have daily, weekly, … Continue reading Creating Spiritual Rhythms