Helpful Prayer Tips

Develop a Plan. Don’t be overwhelmed. Start slow. Keep things simple at the beginning. Most people get discouraged in prayer because their prayer time has no or little structure. Without a plan, you drift. Pray without ceasing. Praying in the morning in a less than casual way is a doorway to living in an attitude…

God’s Desire for Us

God wastes nothing. Everything you have gone through will turn to His glory! Everything. With your whole life, you are destined to praise Him. “You have heard of the endurance of Job…and the end intended by the Lord!” This gap between the gospel we preach and the gospel we practice[1]is like a Grand Canyon. We…

The Inner Storm

Jesus calmed the storm! And with the resulting tranquil sea, the disciples must have been in the midst of mentally processing His challenge to their faith as they quietly arrived on the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee. The specific region was settled by gentiles, called Gadarenes, and was near Gadara, the capital of…

A Healthy Prayer Life

I had been involved in ministry for over 25 years when I admitted to God that I didn’t understand prayer. Involved in the prayer summit movement, I spent days at retreat centers with pastors of almost every denomination. We prayed morning, noon and night. We encountered God. I was immeasurably enriched and forever changed. I…

Infused with Holiness

Blessing and behavior are tied together, “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD” (Psa. 119:1). No one could be or would be truly blessed, if they abandoned the boundaries of the law! “Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart” (119:2). Notice,…

Be Still

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth (Psa. 46:10). Solitude is the creation of holy space and time for God, but it is not stillness; that is an inner condition. In Psalm 46:10, the word for still in Hebrew is…