Empowering Your Prayers

The God who is gathering our tears is also collecting our prayers (Psalm 56:8). It’s true; God is putting the groans of all His people together in a bowl of remembrance before Him (Revelation 5:8; 8:3). Isn’t this astounding? That’s a lot of prayers, including not only the ones uttered this morning but also the cries from His children long …

How to Self-Feed during Seclusion

Have you noticed that what once seemed enough for spiritual needs, is now lacking to keep you anxiety-free? Without exception, everyone I talk to honestly admits a daily struggle for a peaceful mind. I struggle to maintain a sound mind myself.  European pastors notice the same difficulty in their congregations. Gripped with fear and unable to find a refuge, these …

Stimulating Spiritual Hunger 2

In the early 70s, I first heard about the concept of praying God’s Word. As a teenager, I didn’t know how to navigate the large, mysterious book called the Bible, so I purchased my first “Jesus Person Pocket Promise Book” for help. Seemed that small topical segments would be inevitably easier to pray than searching for references in the concordance …

Return to Sender

In middle school, I discovered an ad for a “free book”. Excited, I filled out the information and awaited its arrival.   Turned out, it wasn’t that great of a book and I don’t think I even finished it.   The following month – you guessed it, another book arrived addressed to me. In my ignorance, I opened it, glad to have …

A Note from Him

Dear, dear child,   Turn aside and look at Me. Rest your face in My Hands. Stop the busy-ness and breathe.   I want to talk to you. Yes, you. Be still and know.    I came to renew. Including you in that work makes Me extremely full of joy.    I know your weaknesses. Don’t worry about them. They …