Prepared for Battle

Every day we face battles. Some of them are little skirmishes that don't give us much trouble, but some of them feel more like the Battle of Normandy where the consequences of defeat could be catastrophic. The Bible makes it clear that these battles are inevitable, but it is also full of reminders that defeat … Continue reading Prepared for Battle

God always answers prayers

As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength. - Psalm 138:3 This verse is an incredible promise! Actually, it's two incredible promises. First of all, it reminds us that when God's children come before him in Jesus' name, he answers!  He doesn't say, "Let me think about it."  He knew … Continue reading God always answers prayers

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

Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act!

Tomorrow, the first Thursday of May, is the National Day of Prayer. Christians will be gathering all around the country in order to lift our nation up in prayer. If you can, I encourage you to find an event in your area and join your brothers and sisters in Christ in public prayer. If you … Continue reading Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act!

Drowning in chaos

Here I am again. Drowning in a cacophony of chaos! It amazes me how I allow this to happen. I'm moving along in life just fine. Remaining in prayer and in the Word of God. Dealing with life's trials as they come. When suddenly it's like there is an onslaught.  One thing happens. And then … Continue reading Drowning in chaos

In every situation … pray!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - ‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬ Recently I had the opportunity to practice the "do not be anxious … Continue reading In every situation … pray!