You know you’re on to something that the Holy Spirit is trying to tell you when . . .
. . . the pastor preaches on that same subject.
I had been mulling over God’s response to our prayers for a couple of weeks now and even blogged about it earlier this week.
I want to pray prayers that God always answers “yes” to.
Jesus says we don’t have because we don’t ask – so what is happening when we ask and we don’t receive what it is we are asking for?
The pastor this morning pointed out that God is like the parent who knows what’s best for us and denies us what we want when it does not coincide with what is best for us.
So, how do we know what is best for us? How do we know what we should ask for?
He used a couple of “famous” scriptures to back up his points. I know you’ve heard these. You may have one hanging on some artwork in your house or maybe you are sipping from a LifeWay bought mug with the words emblazoned on the side –
Through prayer He grows my faith and teaches me more about Himself. Prayer is a spiritual discipline that is crucial to me being made over to be the God-follower that Christ died to make me to be.
Prayer is definitely one of the ways God is working on me in my present tense.
The Older Man and The Younger Man
As I stood there, I watched the two men walk away down the path from the patio, pass the lilies, to the driveway. The older one being led by the younger one. I never had noticed that their heads were shaped similarly with the same balding spots on their respective crowns. The older one’s back […]
Operation Do It (O.D.I.)
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Where I Am Supposed To Be
During class last week, our professor sought to help us process the latest school shooting in Texas. Like all my instructors in the graduate school at Lipscomb’s College of Education, she was modeling for us how we could facilitate a similar discussion with our own students. She read a few texts, gave us a few […]