Squashing Religious Hindrances: The Ragamuffin Gospel (Book Review)

Far too often the truth of God’s grace has been polluted with legalism, rules and religion, hindering the children of God from the fullness of a life-giving, intimate relationship with their Creator-Father, from receiving the acceptance and love purchased for them by Christ on Calvary. I recently read a book that helps fight against this … Continue reading Squashing Religious Hindrances: The Ragamuffin Gospel (Book Review)

Preparing to Pray: Organizing Your God Time

How we prepare for time with Jesus can affect the quality of that time. Our pre-prayer preparation matters, in both posturing our hearts and preparing a place and plan. In this article, I share about the practical side of organizing our daily devotional time. These tips require us to plan ahead. Don't wait until a … Continue reading Preparing to Pray: Organizing Your God Time

Living a Lifestyle of Prayer, Part 4: Connecting with God Throughout the Day

If you haven't read Part 1-3, don't miss out. Living a lifestyle of prayer is cultivated through spending undistracted time alone with God each day. It also means continuing to fellowship with Him throughout our day. We can keep abiding in Christ throughout the day, abiding in His love. "Abide in Me, and I in … Continue reading Living a Lifestyle of Prayer, Part 4: Connecting with God Throughout the Day

Living a Lifestyle of Prayer, Part 3: Connecting with God in Prayer

If you haven't already, check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Below are ways we can connect with the Lord in prayer as we seek to grow in intimacy with Him. These include devotional prayer, intercessory prayer, pray-reading God's Word, and praying in the Spirit. Each has its place in living a lifestyle … Continue reading Living a Lifestyle of Prayer, Part 3: Connecting with God in Prayer

Living a Lifestyle of Prayer, Part 2: Doing Our Part

This is Part 2 of Living a Lifestyle of Prayer. If you haven't already, read Part 1: Posturing Our Hearts. Before we can cultivate a life of prayer, we must choose to do our part. As Mike Bickle (director of International House of Prayer in KCMO) says, God will do His part, but He will … Continue reading Living a Lifestyle of Prayer, Part 2: Doing Our Part