Until recently, I had never considered the vitality of my prayer life. What is it that’s really important to the Lord when we pray? I know He wants us to pray, so I figured since I was praying it was enough.
But what’s important to the Lord? What does He want me to get out of this thing called prayer?
Last year I had the opportunity to experience an example of the Tabernacle, much like the Israelites built before entering the Promised Land. What I discovered about the Lord, myself, and my relationship with the Lord surprised me.
The Tabernacle was a special place for the Israelites. It was set in the middle of their camp, and God Himself dwelt within the Tabernacle among His people. The Tabernacle preceded the Temple, and every detail was significant.
We can thumb through chapter upon chapter within the Old Testament to discover the immense details the Lord required of the Tabernacle. This was to be Continue reading The Vitality of Our Prayer Lives
Tomorrow is the National Day of Prayer. It’s when America is asked to seek favor from the Lord. Many Christians are well aware of when the National Day of Prayer is, and what to do on that day…pray.
This excites us. The idea of our entire nation petitioning the Lord on the same day.
How many people, I wonder, will bow before the throne of grace and seek the Lord’s favor for our nation?
How many voices will be lifted to heaven seeking healing for our land?
And what exactly are we willing to do when it comes to that prayer. If we heard the Lord speak, are we willing to follow his instructions?
Are we willing to sacrifice, to let go of ideals, intentions, thought processes if that is what he asks of us? Continue reading National Day of Prayer: More Than Just a Prayer
“We are so easily led to look at life as a great big whole, and to neglect the little today, to forget that the single days do indeed make up the whole, and that the value of each single day depends on its influence on the whole.” Abiding in Christ: Andrew Murray
I remember when I first read through the book Abiding in Christ, the idea of abiding each and every day was just too daunting, too overwhelming, and unachievable. I had a newborn in the house, and was desperately trying to meander through each day with very little sleep.
This newborn happened to be my most difficult sleeper, and was awake so much during her first year of life.
Anytime I thought about abiding, I immediately felt overwhelmed, and defeated. How can Continue reading When Abiding In Christ Is Overwhelming
It has occurred to me recently that I’ve been doing my Bible study all wrong, I discovered I have a backwards Bible study. Even though I was reading God’s word, I was still missing out on a very big point God is trying to make to us.
And let me tell you, once I made this discovery, so many things fell into place; even my Bible reading transformed.
So what is this marvelous secret to the new way I’m doing Bible study? It’s really not rocket science, and honestly, all the other ways of doing Bible study still apply.
I have the wonderful opportunity to share this awesome discovery over at Essential Thing Devotions.
Hop on over, through the link below, and let me know what you think!
Since adding children to our family, I have consistently struggled with carving time out during the day to spend with God. There are some concepts that I now implement that help me, and I’d like to share them with you. These ideas are simply what I’ve come up with over the past 8 years as I’ve struggled Continue reading How to do Babies and Bible Study