The Christian life is often very busy, isn't it? Activity after activity fills the calendars of churches and the agendas of our lives. It can sometimes seem to gravitate to more and more doing, serving and doing some more. Even our times of prayer--whether together or alone--can veer off from proper focus. For example, instead … Continue reading How to Truly Live the Christian Life
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
As Christians we declare life with God is about relationship not religion. However we often still replace intimacy with God with another form of doing--getting answers to prayer in our quiet time or tangible results in the churches we serve. But above all else, we must seek to live out the truth of Christ: "Abide in Me.” It is only in this way that we will bear much fruit.
There is greater meaning to living a life of worship than singing or meeting once in a while at a gathering. There is so much more to worship. We are called to exalt Jesus not simply through a word spoken or a song sung, but by the giving of our lives. We are called to … Continue reading There Is More to Worship
There is a preciousness to be discovered in rising early to be with the Lord. I've found this to be the best time to spend with Jesus. Before anything else holds me back, I awaken the day to be with this One who never slumbers nor sleeps. It is probably your quietest time of day. The … Continue reading Seeking God Early