Prayer is Contagious

As a young 22 year-old evangelist, Billy Graham was on a trip, when he heard Stephen Olford talk about being filled with the Spirit. The young evangelist approached the Welshman and humbly admitted that he longed for a deeper anointing of the Spirit in his life. Olford agreed to spend a couple days with Billy.…

What is the Main Thing?

Many in ministry, place preaching, teaching, or ministry activity at the heart of their endeavors. We are an action-oriented culture. So we see prayer as the means by which we gain spiritual strength to do ministry. We pray to invite God’s blessing on our actions and to secure his favor. We have it backwards. Ministry…

The Middle Man

Ultimately, God wants to move us to the middle. He wants to bless us, but more importantly, He wants to use us as a channel of blessing. He wants us in the uncomfortable, strategic, critical middle. At times, others are called to the middle, as intercessors for us, and we are allowed to slip to…

Selfish Prayer

Much of prayer places us on “the end” of some blessing sought from God. It is never wrong to ask God to assist with personal needs, direction, protection, favor, healing – or any need. He is even concerned about the desires of our heart (Psalms 37:4). And yet, if we use prayer only as a…