The famous Billy Graham says that prayer is the “sweetest work of the soul.” If that’s true, why do so many people struggle with it? One of the continual refrains I hear is that prayer is hard work and that it’s easy to get distracted. So today I’d like to offer super-practical advice to those … Continue reading Like you’re actually talking to the King of kings
Micah 6:8 "And what does the LORD require of you?" (NIV) Today's Thought What’s the point? Have you ever asked yourself that question? I have. It’s a question we ask when we’re feeling overwhelmed or alone or frustrated. But it’s also a question we ask as life goes on and we haven’t figured out how … Continue reading What’s the point?
Revelation 22:9 "Worship God!" (NIV) Today's Thought Maybe it’s because we’re so used to shopping through all the stores at the mall or picking and choosing whatever we want from restaurant menus. Whatever the reason, in today’s society, it’s hard not to be… Consumers. Even when it comes to worship. Believe it or not we … Continue reading They brought in pets. And everything changed.
2 Corinthians 5:17 "So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation" (NRSV) Today's Thought The purpose of a “litmus test” is to see what something is really made of, to see what it really is on the inside. This happens in science with different substances, of course. But it can also happen with … Continue reading Your litmus test
Psalm 105:2 "Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!" (ESV) Today's Thought You end up believing what you make a habit of singing. I’ve seen that principle at work in a number of ways through the years. I’ll sometimes hear someone say, “Doesn’t the Bible say such-and-such?” Quite often, … Continue reading Wings on words