• Devotional,  Inspiration

    Practice of Prayer

    But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. (Matthew 6:6 – NLT). I want to continue my discourse on the practice of prayer. If you are a believer, and when ask about the practice of prayer, your response is, “I just can’t find the time to really pray,” there is a great chance you don’t understand what prayer is. If you can receive this revelation on prayer, you can be liberated knowing that you have more than enough time to pray, and you can do it anytime, anywhere. We…

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    Encountering God’s Love

    And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39 – NLT). I had a conversation the other day, and I held to the view that God’s love cannot be taught, only experienced. I believe this because, firstly, God is love…

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    The Secret Place: Where Relationship Develops

    But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. (Matthew 6:6 – NLT). I just can’t shake the unfolding revelation of prayer based on Jesus’ instructions to His disciples, that when you pray, go and shut yourself in your room, and talk to the Father in secret. Jesus practiced this a lot. He didn’t organize corporate and local prayer meetings, He never called for a day of fasting and prayer, and He was never called upon to pray in the synagogues that He visited. While I don’t believe anything is…

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    Maintaining the Divine Connection

    But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. (Matthew 6:6 – NLT) Prayer is one of those spiritual principles that I have been trying to wrap my understanding around all my Christian life. One of the issues I had is the idea of talking to God, but not seeing anything happening. I am told that God’s answer is always yes, no or wait, but is this really true when Scripture says, “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of…

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    You Are Forgiven

    When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins. (Colossians 2:13) We have a tendency to class sin in different categories. It is interesting that the sin of fornication is considered one of the biggest sins, and lying a small sin. Yet in the book of Proverbs, there are seven sins listed that God hates and fornication is not named among them. Lying is! So if sin has classes, those we see as small are still enormous. Fortunately, for us, God absolutely loves the sinner, so He found a way to punish…

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    You Were Predestined To Be Like Jesus

    In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will. (Ephesians 1:11) In talking about the perfecting of love in us, John made a startling statement in 1 John 4:17 when he says, “..as he (Jesus) is, so are we in this world.” This is one line, but these few words have cosmic, eternal significance for you and I. When talking about our identity in Christ, we cannot escape the fact that the goal of salvation is to conform us back to our original image, which essentially is like Jesus. We were made…

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    Where Is The Lord?

    He took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and struck the waters and said, “Where is the LORD, the God of Elijah?” And when he also had struck the waters, they were divided here and there; and Elisha crossed over. (2 Kings 2:14) There is so much trauma in our world today, that many people are asking what is happening; where is God? Surprisingly, we have more local churches and countless denominations worldwide than in any other time in our history since the days of the early church established by Jesus. We also have more pharmacies, medications, and doctors than at any other time in human history. So,…

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    You Are The One

    For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will. (Ephesians 1:4) There are so many books published in the last decade about heaven, and our journey back to God. It speaks of a reality and a place outside of time. It is the assumed destiny of all believers, but the argument we sometimes struggle with is that heaven has always been our home before we even came to earth. For we have always had an existence in the…

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    You Are God’s Beloved

    To the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. (Ephesians 1:6 )  “Beloved” is defined as much loved, dearly loved, adored, favorite, and darling. Too often we think that when God looks at us, all He sees is our sin… and He often turns away. If this were true, Jesus would not have died on the cross for our sins, because He did that while looking at our sin for one final moment in history. He actually became sin. Now God sees us in light of that sacrifice, which has rendered us God’s darling. We are precious in the eyes of the Lord. Believing…

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    God Chose You

    For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will – to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. (Ephesians 1:4-6). The word “chosen” suggests a careful and deliberate selection. Here is what God says: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. (Jeremiah 1:5). When a man and woman have sexual…

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