"Lord my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me, or they will tear me apart like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me. "Lord my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands -- if I … Continue reading If They Hurt Me, Why Should I Repent?
Hey, little buddy. Guess what? Your friend Miss Karen is coming by today. She’s coming here to see you! And she’s going to help me with something. You know how we’ve been painting the walls? Well, now I have to paint above the cabinets. And I have to climb up there first and take some … Continue reading Conversation with a Pup
Sometimes I get a glimpse of what I must look like to God. At the beginning of March (when we could still gather), I was at a friend’s house waiting for folks to arrive for church. Her little Yorkie started barking as he does whenever someone drives (or walks, jumps, crawls, or flies) onto the … Continue reading “Can’t You See?”
When you are called to serve God as an intercessor, and you say “Yes” to Him, don’t be surprised where He will place you for the purposes of intercession. Intercessors are called to affect the atmosphere around them, wherever that may be. God will allow them to see and hear circumstances and strategies for the … Continue reading Where Has God Placed You as an Intercessor?
Many churches and ministries struggle to make ends meet. I know what it’s like for a ministry that lacks resources to pay the bills. And I’ve worked for a church as a full-time, unpaid staff member. Over the years I’ve spent time in prayer and in the Bible trying to understand how to live in … Continue reading Is Your Church Hurting for Money? 12 Ideas that Might Help
I did an inductive Bible study of Exodus 32-34, looking especially at the role of Moses as intercessor between God and His people. Being an intercessor myself, I was curious what Moses could teach us today about intercession. Following are just a few of the takeaways I learned from studying this passage: Students of Inductive … Continue reading 10 Things Moses Has Taught Me about Intercession
Have you ever taken on a new challenge where you weren't really sure you could do it? I think we all have - probably many times. It's in those experiences where we learn how to pray from a deeper level of dependence on God. What a great opportunity to grow in prayer and relationship with … Continue reading Pray Through It
Centering prayer is one of my favorite ways to spend time with God. It's a time to just sit and be still in the presence of God. Not talking or listening. Just being. We seldom spend enough time just sitting quietly. Every part of us needs that stillness - body, soul, spirit. Even more so, … Continue reading Centering Prayer
Years ago, a little girl took one of my prayer classes. She heard from God easily and had a great relationship with Him. But she didn’t realize at first that not every voice in her mind was God’s. She had a big decision to make, and she told her mother God told her what to … Continue reading Three Voices – Yours, the Enemy’s, and God’s
“Do you have cotton in your ears?” I remember my grandmother saying this whenever she thought we kids weren’t listening. Sometimes I feel that way with God – that He knows I’m missing most of what He says. Why? What Blocked Our Listening When We Were Kids? Think about what it was like as a … Continue reading What Blocks Your Hearing from God?