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What Prayer Is Not. What Prayer Is.

“Peace in the Midst of the Storm” by Jack Dawson jackdawson.com (look for hidden images) Based on 1 John 4:4 What Prayer is Not: 1. Me convincing God to see things my way. 2. Me pushing hard enough until God finally gives me what I want. 3. The last resort….

Holy Is His Name

From: Images for Holiness: http://alturl.com/kx8e8Holy. That description can only apply to One. God is Holy. There is not even a shadow of a hint of sin or fear or despair or sickness or bitterness or unforgiveness in Him. Not. One. Drop. Therefore, the more we immerse ourselves in Him, the…

Three Hymns/Common Theme

The three hymns that rolled through my mind during morning prayer:

 

  1. Take My Life & Let It Be
  2. Have Thine Own Way, Lord
  3. I Surrender All

 

Hmmm. Detecting a pattern here.

Who’s On First?

When I woke this morning about 1 ½ hours past when I had planned to, the first thought from God as I glared at the clock was, “Who is your God?”

Boom! As usual, He cuts right to the heart of the issue.

Are You Really?

I love the work of Dr. Lee A. Simpson, a local preacher.  Here’s another insight I got from his teachings. In another one of those three-minutes-that-change-everything moments on Sunday, my new favorite preacher threw this little challenge at me: “When you say you are over something or that you believe…

A Christmas Resolution

And I looked ‘round at the world, at all the wars and strife and I thought, “Dear Jesus, if only we were about to welcome You into the world in the flesh once more.” And He replied, “But that’s what it was all for… Me, coming into the world, in…

The Untamed Lion

I remember my first 24/7 Prayer experience.  I had signed up for a crazy hour, like 2 a.m, and I took my then-8-yr-old son with me.  When we stepped into the black light-bathed room with fluorescent expressions of people’s heart’s cry to God splashed all over the papered walls, my son exclaimed, “This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!”