Four servants of God. Each one reached an extremely low point in life. All of them felt that life was no longer worth living. Continue reading
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Tagged burn out, Despair, Discouraged, feeling lost, helpless, hopeless, loss of perspective, spiritual exhaustion, Suicide
Why does God allow perseverance in prayer to be part of our experience with Him? Prayer is an appeal to one who can do what I cannot do and what others won’t do. Continue reading
Posted in Christian life, Coming of Christ, Despair, Disciple-making, Discipleship, discouraged, Discouragement, Doubt, feeling hopeless, Following Christ, Hope?, Jesus Christ, New Christian, Prayer, Problem of evil, Spiritual disciplines, Teaching of Jesus, Wisdom
Tagged Does prayer help, giving up on prayer, how to pray, perseverance in prayer, Prayer, why doesn't God answer my prayers?
Why pray? Consider 10 reasons for praying. Continue reading
Posted in Christian life, Christian worldview, Christianity, Cynicism, Following Christ, Praise, Prayer, Public prayers, Walking with God, Wisdom
Tagged I tried prayer, Prayer, Prayer doesn't work, What does the bible teach about prayer?, Why pray?
Does Jesus offer us a blank check to get what we want from God? How should we apply His promises on prayer? Are there limits? If so, how do we know the boundaries?
Answering these questions will possibly challenge some formidable assumptions held by many.
I found this prayer focused on care ministry. Take a few moments to reflect on this deep and searching prayer. Continue reading
Many people request things from God and get frustrated because they don’t receive their desires. Perhaps they’re asking for things that go against God’s will. But there are other possible reasons for unanswered prayer. Continue reading
Afford me all the direction, defense, support, and comfort my journey requires, and grant me a mind stayed upon You. Continue reading
The question of whether we need any silences goes to who we are, not just to what we want. That’s why a loss of silence is so serious. A loss of silence is as serious as a loss of memory, and just as disorienting. Continue reading
Posted in Anxiety, Assurance, Comfort, Grace, Patience, Peace, Prayer, Quiet Time, Restoration, Silence, Spiritual disciplines, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation
Tagged Quiet time, Rest, Restoration, Silence