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. Why? 1. Persistence in prayer, coming to God over the same question or problem and reading his word, will cause ancillary distractions and personal deception to drop off and fade away. …

Jesus What Do I Do? – Correct Question

Jesus What Do I Do? Jesus what do I do is the correct question not what would Jesus do? I’ve never been fond of religious jewelry and trinkets, except for an occasional classic cross. When WWJD became popular, I conceived some value in the phrase as a reminder of what we are to be about, but I didn’t run out …

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 …

Forgetting to Breathe and Preventing Spiritual Anorexia

Preventing Spiritual Anorexia: Believing Differently Preventing spiritual anorexia as I have written before, requires seeing 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 …

How to Pray, Prayer IV

So we’ve talked about our concept of God, believing is seeing, and what to pray for. I find that many people when they ask how to pray are looking for a structure or framework. Matthew 6:9-14 and Luke 11:2-4 are good frameworks or structures for how to pray. I’ve been practicing the ACTS method for so long, I don’t remember …

What Would Jesus Do? WWJD?—Wrong Question

  What Would Jesus Do? Concept vs. Relationship What would Jesus do? It is a phrase that many use to remind themselves of a better path. The problem with the question is that we can use it to create a theoretical concept that we worship rather than maintaining a relationship with the living Christ. In Food in God’s Place, (Currently …