Prayer Fasting Guide

Prayer Fasting Guide? The one I promised to complete long ago? Well, I apologize to those waiting. It’s coming, eventually. I’m in the midst of a major rewrite of Food in God’s Place. I also plan to price FIGP at $5.99 instead of $9.99. As I just have not had time for the updates with my work schedule, I’ve set …

Pray and Fast for Syrian Christians

Pray and fast for Syrian Christians. According to The Voice of the Martyrs, “Christians in Syria are fleeing en masse from threats, kidnappings, rapes and murders. …hundreds are crossing the border into Turkey and Lebanon daily. Sadly, these panic-stricken refugees have faced horrific circumstances and ongoing threats. Some point to a government that failed to protect them; others to the …

Forgetting to Breathe and Preventing Spiritual Anorexia

As I have written before, to see differently, we must believe differently. Changing what I believe is usually difficult. Fasting used as a focal lens for prayer and as a tool to help me understand my true dependency upon God can aid me in shifting and changing my framework of beliefs. Getting rid harmful beliefs is like casting out a …

View of Others? Changing It Requires Raising the Dead

In thinking about my view of others, I find it appropriate and divinely serendipitous that today’s writing in Chamber’s My Utmost for His Highest coincides with my reading of Mark 9 and occurs the week before Easter. What I think and believe about people creates my view of others. In relationships and life, believing is seeing. My view of myself …

Chief of Sinners

Chief of Sinners Paul describes himself as the chief of sinners. This also refers to an experience all maturing as disciples must go through. A day will come when all of us will think of ourselves as the chief of sinners. My stepfather, one of the top ten blessings in my life, and I agree on many things. As a …

Listen to God

Few Christians dispute that they need to listen to God, but Oswald Chambers wrote in the February 12 writing of My Utmost for His Highest that we frequently do not listen to God. ‘We don’t consciously and deliberately disobey God—we simply don’t listen to Him.’ Rather than to listen to God, Chambers goes further to say we prefer to listen …

Answered Prayer: How to Get There

I near the final goal, answered prayer and how to get there. So I’ve discussed: concept of God, believing is seeing, what to pray for, how to pray, and how often should I pray. If I have been reading and starting to apply previous posts, I will start to grasp what Oswald Chambers writes in yesterdays reading in My Utmost …

How Often Should I Pray? The Value of Persistence in Prayer: Prayer V

How often should I pray? God heard me the first time, didn’t he? Yes. So why do I need to ask again? And again? Persistence in Prayer is Important for these reasons: 1. Persistence in prayer, in coming to God over the same question or problem and reading his word, will cause ancillary distractions and personal deception to drop off …