God’s Will … On Earth as it is in Heaven

When Jesus taught the disciples to pray, (The Lord's Prayer, Matthew 6:9-13) one of the things He taught them (and us) to pray for was that God's will would be done on earth as it is in heaven. As I was reflecting on this, something dawned on me that I hadn't given much thought to … Continue reading God’s Will … On Earth as it is in Heaven

God’s Will… God’s Way

Imagine living in Israel 2,000+ years ago. For generations, God’s holy people had vacillated between devotion to God and wandering in sin. And between repentance and rejection. Many prophets had come to their ancestors, some with warnings of God’s judgment and others with assurances of God’s protection. Many of these prophecies had already been fulfilled, … Continue reading God’s Will… God’s Way

Making wise decisions

Tune your ears to wisdom and concentrate on understanding. - Proverbs 2:2 One of the things I've always struggled with is understanding how to know the will of God in a particular situation.  I hear people insist that they just know that a decision they have made is the will of God and I wonder; "How … Continue reading Making wise decisions

Spiritual wisdom and understanding

As I read through the Bible, I often discover specific things I can pray for.  It's a powerful thing to pray Scripture! One of the passages that I discovered for prayer is the first chapter of Colossians. Paul lets the people of the church at Colosse know that he and his companions are praying consistently … Continue reading Spiritual wisdom and understanding

Faith in the faithful God

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. - ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬ If anyone should have had unwavering faith in God, it would've been the Israelites after they were freed from Egyptian captivity through a series of miraculous interventions from God. But once they set out on their … Continue reading Faith in the faithful God

Prayer’s ultimate motive

And even when you ask, you don’t get [what you want] because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure. (James 4:3 NLT) How often do we think about our motives when we come to God in prayer? And even if we are conscious of our motives, and even if they're … Continue reading Prayer’s ultimate motive