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Use the "publish immediately" setting if you want to encourage discussion on your blog and are not concerned about moderating the discussion. Use the "wait for my approval" option if you want to…Continue
Father, please forgive us your church for the ways in which we have failed to honor you in our country. We pay so little attention to you in our lives and then we decry when our country wanders far from you. We allow our teaching to be more influenced by the culture around us than by your word, substituting the "wisdom" of men for the timeless truths of Scripture. We fix our eyes on things of this world rather than on things above, living lifestyles indistinguishable from the world in…Continue
"But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.
Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God." -- 2 Peter…Continue
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. -- John 15:7-8
Books about prayer promises are popular. "Ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you." Who wouldn't buy into that?
But like all promises in the Bible, this one has a context - and the context of this promise is fruitfulness. Six times in…Continue
1 Thessalonians 5:18 tells us to give thanks in all circumstances. Although scripture instructs us to live with thankful hearts, some times of the year tend to turn our minds more than usual toward thanksgiving. For me, the start of a new year is such a time.
I enjoy looking over the previous year, recalling what God has done that I'm thankful for - kind of like how Joshua had 12 men take stones from the middle of the dried-up Jordan riverbed to create a memorial to what God…Continue
"My name's Andrew, and I'm a list-prayer." OK, list praying is not really an addiction (though some of the more mystical among us might make us feel like we need to confess it). God wired many intercessors - including me - this way. But most of us would admit that there are times when the lists get exhausting. We tire ourselves out with our own words, and our sense of God's nearness dims as we concentrate on the details of our lists.
Enter a book like…
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. -- Colossians 4:2
If you're paying attention at all to events in our country these days, you may be struggling as I am with being thankful. Our country has been polarized - not in an instant, but over time. The polarization surfaced with the election of President Trump, which unleashed a level of hatred and violence that I have not seen in my lifetime. I am astonished and saddened to see…Continue
Father, we acknowledge that the hearts of presidents, kings, and all leaders are in your hands. You are the one who brings people into positions of leadership and you are the one who moves them out of these positions. The times of nations are in your hands also. You are sovereign over all.
Lord, what we see in our country disturbs us - the division, the self-centeredness, the moral drift, the challenges to the very foundations on which this country was built. We see the…Continue