Tag: Prayer

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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God the All

I am slowly working through some puritan prayers, this one impacts me on many levels. Oh God, it is amazing that men can talk so much about man’s creatures power and goodness, when, if thou didn’t not hold us back every moment, we should be devils incarnate. I know this to be true of myself,…

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Prayer Projects

I’ve been taking a free course at Biola Learn , on Spiritual Formation and the temptations of moralism. It’s part of God’s recent dealings with me to dismantle unhealthy patterns of relating to Him, and to replace them with a more grace filled, spirit empowered, cross-entered faith. Anyway, as part of the course there are…

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3 Descriptions

In the story of Noah, we are given three distinct descriptions: He was a righteous man He was a blameless man He walked with God Righteous – we know from Hebrews 11:6-7 that it was Noah’s faith that made him righteous. Blameless – we know from James 2:21-24 that true, saving faith is evident in…

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