Prayer

Step Right Up! Prayer Wimp to Prayer Warrior!

Step Right Up! Prayer Wimp to Prayer Warrior! Spiritual lust–‘I must have it at once’–causes me to demand an answer from God, instead of seeking God himself who gives the answer. Is today ‘the third day’ and He has still not done what I expected? Whenever we insist that God should give us an answer to prayer we are off track. The purpose of prayer is that we get a hold of God, not of the answer.                                                                                                         -Oswald Chambers         I believe that mighty men and women of prayer truly do “get a hold of God.” If this statement is accurate […]

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Dissatisfied Delight

Dissatisfied Delight It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.                                                                                                                                 -C.S. Lewis   “How can I be satisfied?” Or ”What satisfies me and makes my life easier?” We are bombarded with this question and the feelings that

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‘Cause Ya Gotta Have Faith, F-Faith, F-Faith- Part 3

‘Cause Ya Gotta Have Faith, F-Faith, F-Faith- Part 3   “Prayer is an act of faith. Just by praying to God, you are declaring your trust in someone other than yourself. Your faith is increased as you pray and watch how God answers your prayers. God says in Jeremiah 33:3, ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ God is awesome in power and there is never a time when He is not beside you. He is faithful and holy.”                                                                                     -Charles Stanley   “Faith is

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‘Cause Ya Gotta Have Faith, F-Faith, F-Faith- Part 2

‘Cause Ya Gotta Have Faith, F-Faith, F-Faith- Part 2 The less I pray, the harder it gets; the more I pray, the better it goes.                                                                         -Martin Luther I used to think the more I sinned the less I prayed. I’m beginning to realize now that the more I pray the less I sin. You see, the more I pray the more I see my sin for what it truly is because the Holy Spirit reveals it to me. It is here that Jesus meets my sin with a crushing blow and, as a result, I grow ever-closer to the

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‘Cause Ya Gotta Have Faith, F-Faith, F-Faith’- Part 1

“The faith which creates powerful praying is the faith which centres itself on a powerful Person. Faith in Christ’s ability to do and to do greatly, is the faith which prays greatly.”   -E.M. Bounds   I have a question for all of us to consider: Are faith and prayer related in any way? Assuming the answer to that question is YES, they are related, then I have a follow up question. What happens to prayer in our lives if we struggle at times with faith-lessness? Sin lies at the root of faith-lessness. When I sin, my faith takes a

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