Don’t Waste This

It’s all still sinking in. We have been social distancing for almost a month. We are exploring uncharted territory as families and communities. While I am still processing all of this, as we all are, this one phrase won’t leave me. Don’t waste this. As all of our comforts are taken away and days areContinue reading “Don’t Waste This”

Back to Basics: Misused Worship

Last week I began a new series for the month of March on revisiting the Ten Commandments. As a Christ follower, it is easy to get lost in the more tangible demands of the faith (i.e. going to church, reading the Bible, etc.) and forget about the commandments given to the children of God thousandsContinue reading “Back to Basics: Misused Worship”

Prayer: Waging War on the Enemy

This post almost didn’t happen. The week leading up to writing this post and even while writing, I have had to stop and pray against attack. Words wouldn’t save, images wouldn’t upload right, and interruptions kept coming that couldn’t be ignored. Spiritual warfare is daily battle with an unseen attacker. It sounds like something dangerousContinue reading “Prayer: Waging War on the Enemy”

Prayer: Put on Holy Spirit Glasses

Praying for guidance does not come naturally. Personally, I want to decide on my own and “fix it” myself. Praying and relying on God’s guidance often comes as an afterthought. I seek the guidance from everyone else around me instead of from the One who ultimately knows best. In the Old Testament, kings who followedContinue reading “Prayer: Put on Holy Spirit Glasses”

Prayer: Set Your Heart on God

I have struggled to have a meaningful prayer life for so long. If someone asks me to pray on their behalf or over a particular situation, I willingly take on the challenge and complete it in order to check it off a list. I know there is more to prayer than just going before GodContinue reading “Prayer: Set Your Heart on God”

Prayer: Create a Clean Heart

Prayer is intimidating. Talking to someone you can’t see or audibly hear is weird. In the Christian faith, prayer gives us direct access to our Creator and Savior and yet, many believers pray out of duty or desperation without ever feeling the presence of God. I know. I am describing myself. My focus word forContinue reading “Prayer: Create a Clean Heart”

Growing Faith: Daily Trust

As we end this series on growing faith, I think it is important to not forget a basic foundation, trusting God with your entire life on a daily basis. Our faith is a reflection of our belief that we are sinners, that Jesus died as a punishment for our sins, and we know that HeContinue reading “Growing Faith: Daily Trust”