Preparing Heart-Soil in Prayer

“We should plant a garden!” You would think a farmer’s daughter would grasp the magnitude of her suggestion, but somehow, I remained oblivious until midway through that summer of 1986.  Our expansive backyard had no shade but plenty of weeds. Digging it up and starting over seemed a prerequisite. Mark rented a tiller and began the backbreaking job of turning …

Binding, Opening, Digging, Speaking…Now What?

Two months ago, we began looking at intercessory prayer. We’ve discovered together that the Father is supremely interested in releasing Truth upon our world at our invitation through prayer.   As we have dug into the Scriptures, we notice that Truth follows is a natural progression of revelation. The first thing that the Lord must do is to  bind up the …

Worrisome Roots

  Let’s look at the tendons of worry.    In the parable of the sower, Jesus likened anxiety to thorns (Luke 8:14). It literally choked the potential fruit life out of the seed of Truth (Matthew 13:22).    Just think of it.    Allowing worrisome thoughts to take root in your life actually takes up the space that the fruit …