3 Prayers to Go deeper with God

The following Prayers were extracted from Moses’ conversation with God in Exodus 33:

  1. “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 people belonging to God. And so we ask God, to teach us His ways, the ways of His culture, His Kingdom, His methods.
  2. “Guarantee to me, Your Presence.” Without His presence, how can we partner with Him in His global, eternal mission. How can we be distinct like stars in the midst of a dark world? How can we set an example to believers in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity?
  3. “Show me Your glory.” This is a prayer of a brave man or woman, who dares to speak to God face to face. This is the prayer of someone who is not satisfied with seeing worldly vision statements, plans, and ambitions. Who wants a Why that will empower all their actions. This is the prayer of a man or woman who hungers for the fulness of joy and pleasure forever more. This is the prayer of the person who wants to overcome sin, shame, addiction and brokenness. This is the prayer of the saint who wants to worship God powerfully.

Advent #1 – Hope

Thanks to Scott Burns for great Advent talk, looking forward to rest of this series 🙂

What I liked:

1) Advent for Mary and Jospeh comes in the midst of despair: Roman occupation, teenage pregnancy, potential divorce, chaos and confusion, community shame. This is where hope shines the brightest. How relevant for us in the midst of 2020

2) Advent isn’t just about Jesus’ first coming but also His second.

3) we can cultivate hope by:

  • Reflecting on Gods work in the past
  • Bringing the end of the story to bear on our current circumstances
  • Being aware/knowing experientially of Gods presence -here today- and how that impacts everything