Praying Workers are Few Matthew 9:35-38

Today, praying workers are few. Why? Praying workers are few because many church workers look to the need described here, ‘harassed and helpless like sheep without a shepherd,’ run out to meet the need, but disobey the command stated here, ‘Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers.’ The command contained here is to ‘ask the Lord,’ …

Prayer Sacrifice

I did not consider the sacrifice aspect of prayer until recently. I’ve made numerous posts about prayer: Prayer: What is Your Concept of Prayer, Prayer II Believing is Seeing, What Do I Pray For? Prayer III, What Do I Pray For? Part 2 of Prayer III, What Do I Pray For? Part 3, How to Pray, Prayer IV, How Often Should I Pray? The …

Your Best Life Now? I Thought that Came Later

Your best life now depends more on the angle of your view rather than on your circumstances. Although anyone dealing with difficult circumstances, chronic disease, economic hardship, persecution, or difficult people agrees that it would be better if these circumstances would change, having your best life now is more about your inner life than your outward life. Perhaps Jesus wanted to …

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 …

Pride Wars

If intend to become what God intends for me, I must win the pride wars. Like most of us, God assigned my present circumstance as my mission field.  Here and now, I can effectively serve him if I will only trust him and obey. Too often I think my mission is someplace else or some other time. If I listen …

Christian Meditation and Fulfillment vs. Eastern Meditation and Nonexistence

Christian meditation for most is rolled under the subject of prayer. The reason I haven’t finished the first section on prayer for the Prayer and Fasting Guide is twofold. First, I’ve become convicted that I did a very poor job of teaching my teenage daughters how to pray, so the remedy for that takes precedence over finishing the guide. When …

Prayer, Chronic vs. Acute and the Desperate Place

Much of our prayer is mixed between chronic and acute needs. The chronic needs are the ongoing issues, situations, obstacles, and constraints that we face where prayer provides daily sustenance until we are delivered. Acute needs are those immediate term needs, things happening right now where we need help, right now. God knows what we need and when we need …

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 …