Tag: Prayer

Praying like Jacob

I stumbled across the following prayer from Genesis 32:9-12 last week, where Jacob is talking to God about a family reunion his is dreading with his older brother Esau. For those who don’t know, when the two brothers were younger, Jacob tricked Esau out of his birthright as a firstborn son. Later on, Jacob would…

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How to build Trust

“People will follow you for a while because they picked you. But they’ll follow you over the long term because they trust you.” “Charm and charisma are like a glider; they fly, but not indefinitely. And they do not do well in turbulent times” Trust is essential for leadership. But it is also essential for…

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3 Prayers to Go deeper with God

The following Prayers were extracted from Moses’ conversation with God in Exodus 33: “Teach me Your ways.” We are surrounded with the ways of our society, culture, friends, family and social media. Depending on where we live, we may be subject to capitalist or communist ideals. But we are from another Kingdom, and Kingdom of…

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I want to know You more

Sorry for a quiet week of posts (or lack of!) I promise I’ve got a meaty one lined up! In the meantime I wanted to briefly share a song that blessed me tonight: knowing You Jesus , by Graham Kendrick. It’s largely based off Philippians 3. I count all I once held dear as garbage…

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When in trouble…

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. These are the simple words of James 5:13. As Christians, it’s good to be aware of the various self-help strategies. But I think, oftentimes, God will let us be in a place where no amount of self-help will help. Where no amount of strategic thinking, leadership…

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Advent #2 Peace

This talk was given by Sean Alan Page at Alliance Bible Church on Isaiah 9:2-7. Fantastic talk and another great preacher, apparently he works with incarcerated youth as a prison chaplain. I wanted to share three things that stood out to me: Prepare with Prayer…stresses and pressures come, and in many cases we know when…

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Simply Sit and Be Still

God’s presence is so good. We can just sit and abide in it. Bring Him questions, ideas, thoughts, fears, wishes and dreams. Jesus has worked this privilege for us. We can enter God’s presence and dwell there. Try it. Make yourself physically comfortable, and sit, be still. Once you’ve finished pouring yourself, emotionally, mentally etc,…

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