When others of influence share their message (whether through teaching, preaching, books, songs or prophesy), we want to be discerning of the emphasis of the message, of who or what it promotes. “For many will come in (on the strength of) My name [appropriating the name which belongs to Me], saying, I am the Christ … Continue reading True from False: Knowing the Messages Influencing You
One of my passions is prayer and helping others grow in prayer. I want to share two keys to effective prayer. There are many resources such as prayer journals to help us pray more. But with these resources in hand, how do we pray effectively? How do we engage in prayer that is also enjoyable? … Continue reading Effective Prayer: Praying God’s Word by His Spirit
Everything we do must be saturated in worship and prayer. We worship our God because He is worthy of it. Christ Jesus is worthy of worship-filled hearts given fully in relationship with Him. We are called to make Him the priority in whatever sphere of influence He calls us, living a lifestyle of intimacy with … Continue reading The Importance of Worship and Prayer
We seem to spend a lot of time on our phones or tablets these days. We grab our phones to check the weather forecast only to realize several minutes later our focus has been hijacked. Suddenly we realize we've been scrolling Instagram and lost track of time. We may have even forgotten to check the … Continue reading Seven Free Apps for Your Walk with God
Recently I was talking with someone and they begin to speak negatively about someone we knew. It grieved me and stirred my heart to pray for the person saying these things. Both the speaker and the person spoken about are made in God's image. Both are loved by Him—whether they know Jesus or not. Because … Continue reading Do Gossip and Negative Speech Grieve Our Hearts Like They Should?