Recently, I’ve been thinking about God’s sanctification process in my life. Reflecting on where I once was and who I’ve become through the process. Those musings inspired the poem I share today.
Tag Archives: Christian Prayer
Lamentable Loneliness and Faithful Friend
November 6th was “International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians,” many will experience loneliness through the atrocities they suffer, such as isolation from their community, denial to work or purchase food, imprisonment for their faith, or even murder of family members.
Yesterday, my women’s Bible study group completed our study on Biblical fasting. In this post, I will share some concluding thoughts and a free downloadable Bible study guide. At the onset of this study I never anticipated the depth of riches I would gain throughout this learning experience. The sentiment that best expresses what IContinue reading “Wrap Up”
Right Way, Wrong Way
Most of us could generate a lengthy list, with little imagination to fit the old aphorism, “There is no right way of doing a wrong thing.” Today, we’re going to look at the reverse of that pithy phrase because God gave an explicit warning about the wrong way to do the “right” thing. In theContinue reading “Right Way, Wrong Way”
The Big Question, Why?
In my last two posts, “Wildfire Contagion” and “The Fire Continues” we established, through Scripture, fasting is just as much a normal part of the Christian life as giving and praying. Then we defined fasting according to the Bible. Today, we’ll look at why we should or would want to fast.
The Fire Continues
Last week, I shared about the holy fire ignited in my women’s Bible study as we began examining the Scriptures about Biblical fasting. Previously, I had misconceptions, thinking the Bible said little on the subject and that it was an optional practice. Both thoughts were incorrect.
Does an “aha” moment excite you, the times of triumphant discovery that bring forth an epiphany? You gain a fresh perspective, a new understanding of something. This past week, my ladies Bible study group had such an experience.
New Day – New Mercies
On cold, gray, overcast days of Midwest winters, it takes an intentional effort for me to wake up with a sunny disposition. My flesh would rather hibernate on those days. Then we are blessed with an occasional clear, crisp, cold, but sunshiny day that breaks the tiresome repetition. On such a morning, I woke, andContinue reading “New Day – New Mercies”
Put it On
Do you ever experience days when you feel a heaviness of soul? On days like that, I know I must be intentional about my thoughts and actions. If I’m not, I will soon end out in a pit such as David speaks of. “He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of theContinue reading “Put it On”
Several times, I have written about prayer, approaching it from different Scriptures and perspectives. I have offered a free Bible study on prayer that can be found here. Today, we’ll examine prayer from the vantage point described in the book of Revelation.