“In the economy of God’s kingdom, there is not a single thought, feeling, or moment that is lost. Nothing is unseen or unrecorded. God is our witness.
But as church leaders, we are tempted, perhaps more than others, to believe that our value is defined by the visible, quantifiable, and tweet-able aspects of our lives. How many came? How many followed? How many liked?
This is a soul-crushing mistake, and is perhaps why we struggle with prayer.
Prayer, which is our private communion with God, is not something others can see. In prayer only God is our witness, and in prayer only God is our reward.”~ Skye Jethani
“Depending on your religious background, you may need to expand your understanding of ‘worship’. You may think of church services with singing, praying, and listening to a sermon. Or you may think of ceremonies, candles, […]
“Don’t think of prayer as an impersonal requirement. Realize that it is a person, the Lord Jesus Christ, with all authority and with all love, who expects us to pray.” ~ Donald S. Whitney
“I realize that to say prayer is expected of us may make the children of a nonconformist, anti-authoritarian age bristle a bit. Those who have been brought under the authority of Christ and the Bible, […]
Should we follow our president’s example and fire everybody?
“Unless I’m badly mistaken, one of the main reasons so many of God’s children don’t have a significant prayer life is not so much that we don’t want to…but that we don’t plan to. If […]
“You might think of praying without ceasing as communicating with God on one line while also taking calls on another. Even while you are talking on the other line, you never lose your awareness of […]
“We must never preach violence, except the violence of love, which left Christ nailed to a cross…the violence that we must each do to ourselves to overcome our selfishness and such cruel inequalities among us. […]
2 Chronicles 1:7
“In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, ‘Ask what I shall give thee.’ ” (KJV)
Love him or not…he certainly needs our prayers.