No matter how helpless we feel in a situation, God is sufficient. 2 Chronicles 20:1-4 Have you ever felt totally helpless? Can you remember facing a situation or emergency in which you were powerless? It’s a sobering experience for anyone. Even people who claim to be wholly dependent on God still like to feel as … Continue reading Feel Helpless?
Prayer is a call of the heart that seeks the attention of God. (Jeremiah 29:13)Jeremiah 29:12-14 English Standard Version (ESV) 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. 14 … Continue reading What is Prayer?
by Hannah More Kohaus God is my help in every need; God does my every hunger feed;God walks beside me, guides my way;Through every moment of the day. I now am wise, I now am true,patient, kind and loving too. All things I am, can do, and beThrough Christ, the Truth that is in me. … Continue reading The Prayer of Faith
Focusing on God’s endless power puts our problems into perspective. 2 Chronicles 20:1-17 In Scripture, we find examples of people who prayed with spiritual authority, and King Jehoshaphat is one of them. When he heard that a great army was coming against Judah, he immediately turned to the Lord for help. His example teaches us … Continue reading The Power of Prayer
Fasting is an opportunity for God to refresh your mind, address sin, and express His will for your life. WHAT IS FASTING? Fasting is a spiritual discipline that is taught in the Bible. Jesus expected His followers to fast, and He said that God rewards fasting. Fasting, according to the Bible, means to voluntarily reduce or … Continue reading God’s Purposes for Fasting
John 16:22-33 Do you remember the teaching Jesus introduced the night before His death? He told His followers, “Whatever you ask in My name the Father will give you” (John 15:16 NIV, emphasis added). Praying in the name of Christ declares our: Association with the Savior. Our relationship with Jesus allows us to approach the Father. We used … Continue reading Praying in Jesus’ Name
Think back to a time when you were passionate about pursuing something—a job, a cause, or even a relationship. Once you finally attained the object of your desire, was it everything you imagined? Or did it lose its luster over time, perhaps even becoming a problem in your life? That’s what happens when our focus … Continue reading Where We Belong
Colossians 3:12-17 On any given day, we may encounter frustrating people and situations, such as a mischievous child, uncooperative coworker, or slow commute. We might feel like lashing out, but God wants us to stay calm and be patient with everyone (1 Thess. 5:14). Scripture has a number of things to say about believers developing … Continue reading Developing Patience
Matthew 6:16-18 Today much is misunderstood about fasting. One common assumption is that it’s related to dieting and health. And there are those who hope their self-denial will impress God or certain people. But neither of these is the purpose of the practice, according to Scripture. Biblical fasting is a spiritual work in which we … Continue reading The Practice of Fasting