To some this might seem elementary, but I think it is worth review. Because do we really know what the phrase "born again" means? Even for those of us who claim to be born again, we must know how to define it clearly. If not for ourselves, then we must know for the sake of … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Be Born Again?
Be on the lookout for things that distract you from pure and simple devotion to Christ. Many things abound in this world to steal our attention away from what truly matters. Fears and distractions can crash upon us in wave after wave, threatening to knock us down. This is even more true as the COVID-19 … Continue reading Simple Devotion to Christ: Beware of Distractions
When others of influence share their message (whether through teaching, preaching, books, songs or prophesy), we want to be discerning of the emphasis of the message, of who or what it promotes. “For many will come in (on the strength of) My name [appropriating the name which belongs to Me], saying, I am the Christ … Continue reading True from False: Knowing the Messages Influencing You
One of my passions is prayer and helping others grow in prayer. I want to share two keys to effective prayer. There are many resources such as prayer journals to help us pray more. But with these resources in hand, how do we pray effectively? How do we engage in prayer that is also enjoyable? … Continue reading Effective Prayer: Praying God’s Word by His Spirit
Everything we do must be saturated in worship and prayer. We worship our God because He is worthy of it. Christ Jesus is worthy of worship-filled hearts given fully in relationship with Him. We are called to make Him the priority in whatever sphere of influence He calls us, living a lifestyle of intimacy with … Continue reading The Importance of Worship and Prayer