The Need for Renewal

The problem of sin has brought the consequences of the curse - one of which is that the 'new' never lasts (or costs too much to keep new). New houses lose their magic after a mortgage payment or two. The new car smell generally wears off after about two weeks. Honeymoons don't last forever. Even in the spiritual realm, the newness of conversion and church wears off all-too-soon! The only exception is what God does in the lives of His children. 2 Corinthians 5 speaks about how God seeks to renew us, if we will allow Him. I am make this a serious matter of prayer...

How to Pray for Your Friends

Do you ever catch yourself praying and wonder if what you are asking is even close to what God wants? I've wondered that a lot. I'll be praying for someone to be healed of arthritis and think, 'Maybe God doesn't want to heal them yet. Maybe there's some bigger plan here.' I've prayed for men to get jobs, for new vehicles, for better apartments, for changes in circumstance and situation and then asked myself: 'What if God doesn't want to do what I'm asking because He knows better?' I think that sometimes our prayers don't fall in line with what God is doing. Here are 4 thing that you can know God wants to answer...

How Does God See Me?

Ask yourself… How does God see me? Not how my family does, nor my friends, nor the pastor… but God. What does He think of my actions, words, decisions, feelings, & thoughts. Look at what God says to the 7 churches… REV. 2:2, 9, 13, 19; 3:1, 8, 15 God will find you in one of these progressive possibilities… find yourself and see what step, if any, you should take.

Let Us Praise

Life is full of praise... Parents praising children, Grandparents praising grandchildren, Men praising automobiles, Women praising outfits and meals, a painter’s masterpiece, a conductor’s symphony, a chef’s meal, an architect’s building... Praise is a release of inner joy and excitement (Psalm 39:1-3).