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Prayer is defined as a way of talking to God. We can simply pray in our own words as long as it comes from our heart with our good intentions. When we pray, we pray to God our Father. So only mention his name. No other name but Jesus.
Prayer is a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship. It is the practice of the presence of God. It is the place where pride is abandoned, hope is lifted, and supplication is made.
God hears all our prayers. Big or small prayers, God has no limitation to answer prayer. The more specific our prayer is, the more definite He will answer. We can pray more than one or two times for something -- we can pray many times. More Here...
I knew I would have to write about this sooner or later because it’s an issue that I’ve not only struggled with personally but I know millions of other guys do as well, whether they admit it or not. It took all of God’s strength to write about it today, but I wanted to share my experience with porn.
Before I was a Christian, I thought to myself porn is perfectly normal and natural. I mean, we’re guys, right? We have needs, right? I was exposed to porn at a very early age -- when I was only 12 years old. My step-dad hid Playboys under the sink and bed and I would go in there and look at them. When I first saw them I thought to myself, holy moly this is different!
As years passed, I would delve in and out of porn, and in high school my friends would even come over and we’d watch porn together. It was practically a porn party! Well, I eventually became a Christian and all of a sudden I became hugely convicted when I watched porn. What was once so innocent now felt like I was guilty almost to point of committing a serious crime, and I was, in God’s eyes. More Here...
I think everyone has emotional baggage. The really heavy stuff doesn’t start till you hit teenage years and young adult years. After a certain point it is impossible to remain “innocent” and baggage-free.
I used to think I could hold on to my innocence. I used to think that I would never go through a break-up. Break-ups are always messy, even if two people split in the most amicable of ways, because when you invest time in someone like that, it alters your heart. And your first will always be on your mind and in your heart.
I used to think I would only be in one relationship and get married to that one person. I thought I could avoid the emotional baggage and drama that everyone else goes through. But I wasn’t special. Nobody is. Nobody can avoid it. So the best thing to do is to try your best not to cause other people pain, but accept that you’re going to break some hearts, and someone is going to break yours. Accept it as part of life, part of growing up -- like my first boyfriend told me when he broke up with me. More Here...
Fertile creativity is a creative product or process that has the ability to propagate further creativity into perpetuity, that is to say – creativity spawns creativity.
I came upon this concept in Eugene Peterson’s book, “Working the Angles” in which he states…”The variants of error are finite. The ‘deadly sins’ can be numbered; it is virtue that exhibits the endless fertility of creation.”
I really like the idea of sin being finite. It makes sense when you think about it, as sin cannot lead to life, as it only leads to death and/or destruction. More Here...
Happy Sunday, readers! Today, Christians all over the world will gather in local churches to spend time with each other, sing songs and listen to teaching. We here at Revelife always hope and pray that you will join your local church for a service this Sunday.
But we also know that there are plenty of reasons why you may not be able to or choose not to go to church today. Whatever the situation is in your life, we here at Revelife don't think you should go without the worship and teaching that Sunday has to offer. That's why we feature North Point Online, the online version of the services at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Today at North Point, pastor Andy Stanley is continuing series Breathing Room. In this fast-paced world, do you ever feel like you can't catch your breath? Join us as Andy delivers part three of Breathing Room.
Jeremiah 6:16 -- “This is what the Lord says: “Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!’“
When there is a big decision to make do you go to God first? I have to admit, this is one area God is still working on me.
I love lists and I write down all the pros and cons, and then I go to God. This is backwards and I know it. Goddoesn't want our lists, he wants us -- he wants us to come to him before we go any further because he loves us and will direct us down the best path. More Here...
At our church service this morning we were given the message on the above scripture which made me really think a whole a lot about the way I think. I thank God for my brother in Christ and our minster at Northfield Methodist, Trevor Hudson for putting this scripture in such a way which has given me all the ideas for this blog article.
Justhow much do we need to try and do to gain the favor of God?
Often we think that we haven't done enough, and its true -- we haven't! We never have, we never can and we never will! We cannot be saved by our works and our doings.
But then why do we think this? Why is it that we wake up every morning and think that we need to "impress" God,make Him think that we are good people and he more we do, the more He will think of us?
Over the last year-and-a-half, I’ve counted down some of my favorite things. It began with countdowns for my favorite Hillsong United and Casting Crowns songs. Then I branched away from music, listing my favorite pumpkin foods and books I’ve never read. But another musical countdown involving Brandon Heath is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while.
I’m pretty sure Brandon Heath and I are kindred spirits. His third album, Leaving Eden, all but confirmed this reality. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, my #1 favorite song of his is really no secret.
BUT SHH DON’T RUIN THE SURPRISE FOR EVERYONE ELSE.
Did I mention I’ve met Brandon Heath? Even snagged a picture with him? Had this critical life-event happened after his life-changing Leaven Eden album, I’m pretty sure this photograph would have featured me passed out at his feet.
Honour your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.- Deuteronomy 5:16
How would you apply this verse to your life if your own father persecuted and berated you for your being a Born-again Christian, as if you were not of the same beliefs? Sounds funny right? Yes, he is also a Christian and already baptized but, sad to say, based on the way I see my father, he is not taking Jesus seriously in his life. He still under the addiction of drunkenness.
I thought he would change when I grew up and could stand by my own feet, having my own earnings and helping him to support our family needs. I thought that, when he became a Christian, he would transform himself to be a “cool dad” and a “sweet dad” like other “Christian dads” I encounter inside and outside the church. But, unfortunately, he is still just as bad as before. Nothing changes! He always tells me remarks that would slice and leave scars in my heart as if I am not his daughter when he is under the spirit of alcohol. More Here...