It’s funny how the longer you avoid something, the harder it is to face.
At least that’s the case for me.
It’s like I build up “the thing” into a bigger “thing,” and then it seems too overwhelming…hence, the continued avoidance.
This was especially true when I was running from God.
The thought of going back to church and feeling so guilty and dirty and full of shame seemed, well, too much.
So I didn’t go.
I didn’t go to church for a really long time.
Can you relate?Read More
What is a War Room Prayer Strategy?
The war room. Where prayer strategy happens.
Where things get real. Where battle lines are drawn. Not just a military facility or political command center, but a space where believers go to battle against a very real enemy.
You need a war room prayer strategy.
You’ve likely seen or heard of the hit movie War Room staring Priscilla Shirer. The film illustrates the impact prayer has on us and our situations.
It’s a cinematic reminder of the authority promised us in 2 Corinthians 10:7-8 and the power we possess in 2 Timothy 1:7. It’s time to claim that authority and harness that power!Read More
Ever thought about why prayer is necessary?
Wonder no more. Here are twelve reasons, rooted in truth, why prayer is absolutely necessary!
12 Reasons Why Prayer Is Necessary
1. Prayer is necessary because it’s a form of service.
Defined as the action of helping or doing work for someone, a system supplying a public need, or to perform routine maintenance or repair work on.
That’s exactly why prayer is necessary! We are interceding for others. It’s how we help someone else. Prayer can repair an emotional wound. At its core, prayer is a system that can meet the public’s need. And it’s the prescribed method for maintaining our spiritual well-being.
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others (Philippians 2:3-4).
The Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the Lord increased all that Job had twofold (Job 42:10).
“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matthew 5:44).Read More
Do you sometimes leave church and think to yourself, “How am I going to make a difference for Christ? I can’t fly to another country and love on orphans.”
Have you attended a local town meeting and said to yourself, “What use am I? I’m just a woman who works at a bank.”
Have you sat through a PTA meeting at your kid’s school and thought, “I can’t sew. I’m not crafty.”
Do you watch the evening news and think, “So sad all this violence. So disappointing all this scandal and corruption.”
Maybe you’ve left the voting poll and thought, “What influence do I have? I’m just one vote.”
You are certainly not alone.Read More
Praying is one of the most important things we can do for our family.
Let's be real.
No family is perfect.
But, you know one thing I can 100% guarantee? Prayer WILL help.
Does that mean your situation will be magically fixed?
What it means is that in the process of praying, you increase your faith and surrender the fight to Jesus.
Here are 5 Biblical truths about home and family you can pray for today:Read More
Now let’s suppose you’ve been walking with the Lord for quite a while, and it’s time to GROW in Christ.
You’re ready to go to the next level, ready to go deeper, to enrich your relationship with the Lord.
GROWING in Christ means positioning yourself for God to use you. Making yourself available. Allowing yourself to be a vessel for kingdom work. And, again, the best way to do this is through prayer.
Here are 8 biblical principles a soldier of Christ prays for:Read More
Let’s suppose you’re new to the Christian walk, and you’ve decided that 2018 is your year to KNOW Christ.
What’s that going to look like? Let me help.
KNOWING Christ means positioning yourself to hear Him and to see Him. The best way to do this is through prayer.
So what will you pray for? Again, let me help.
Giving your life to Christ indicates your desire to be made new. The condition of your heart likely needs refining, and your mind needs training.
Here are 7 Biblical truths every Christian needs to be praying about:Read More
I've spent a lot of time over the past several years studying prayer.
For anyone who really knows me, you know I’m sort of a ‘city’ girl. I love high heels, convertibles, and copious amounts of mascara. You know, girly stuff.
As a child, my best friend Cindy’s family lived in the ‘country’ and had livestock. I could barely stomach walking down to the pasture while Cindy had to feed the cows. It was dirty, usually a little muddy, and kind of stinky.
Fast forward 30 years and my father now has cattle. But here’s the deal, I love them. I found myself volunteering to go with him when he fed them. I even bottle fed one of his calves in which the mother had abandoned.
Now did the cows change? NO! They are dirty, the pasture usually muddy, and they too, are stinky.
So what changed?Read More