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Explosive Faith

By Jennifer Kennedy Dean

From The One Year Praying the Promises of God

Fear flees when faith is activated. No matter how intimidating your circumstances appear, you don’t have to succumb to fear. You can exercise explosive faith.

 

The LORD said to Joshua, “I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its strong warriors.” Joshua 6: 2

 

As God was speaking these words,…

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Added by Jennifer Kennedy Dean on January 19, 2016 at 11:43am — 2 Comments

The Power of the Cross

From the upcoming book Altar’d by Jennifer Kennedy Dean. Release date February 2012.

 

The cross of Christ stands as the point of separation between the old person powered by death-driven corrupted flesh, and the new creation, powered by the very Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead.   At the moment you embrace the cross, you receive its power into your life —a power that is eternally and continually working. Paul…

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Added by Jennifer Kennedy Dean on July 22, 2011 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Words Work

 “The tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell” (James 3:5-6)

I don’t think I have to convince you about the power words wield. When you think back to eventful moments in your life, there are likely words involved, either…

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Added by Jennifer Kennedy Dean on June 24, 2011 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Think Small, Dream Big

 The Power of Small

(From an upcoming book by Jennifer Kennedy Dean, release date August 2011)

 

Like Alice’s adventures in Looking Glass Land, where everything she encountered was mirror-image opposite of what she thought to be true, the Kingdom of Heaven seems upside down and inside out when we first enter. Learning its biosphere and how to navigate its landscape becomes the adventure that…

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Added by Jennifer Kennedy Dean on April 13, 2011 at 9:45am — No Comments

A Mind at Peace

From Pursuing the Christ by Jennifer Kennedy Dean

 

"For the mind-set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set of the Spirit is life and peace."—Romans 8:6



Incarnate Word, You came to set my captive thoughts free and to captivate my restless mind and anchor it in You.



Without You, my thoughts were entangled by the dictates of my flesh. They poisoned and polluted my life. My thoughts were infused with the stench of death, corrupted, decaying, marching…

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Added by Jennifer Kennedy Dean on January 13, 2011 at 8:41pm — 1 Comment

Circumcising the Vision

From  Fueled by Faith by Jennifer Kennedy Dean

Listen to an interview on Fueled by Faith here.

 

The Finishing Touch

“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith”  (Heb. 12:2, KJV).



Faith in its finished form results in the power and provision of God…

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Added by Jennifer Kennedy Dean on January 8, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Peace

From Pursuing the Christ by Jennifer Kennedy Dean



“I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant with them. I will establish and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary among them forever. My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and…

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Added by Jennifer Kennedy Dean on December 20, 2010 at 10:27am — No Comments

When the King Became a Servant

On that night in a stable in Bethlehem, from earth’s view, a baby was born. From heaven’s view, You, God the Son, voluntarily left Your rightful place on the universe’s throne, left the riches and the unimaginable glory that were Your own possessions, left the sound of praise and worship that surrounded You day and night—left it all to be with us.

What must that moment have been like? When heaven’s great Treasure shed His kingly grandeur and donned mere clay, did the angels for a moment… Continue

Added by Jennifer Kennedy Dean on December 7, 2010 at 6:36pm — No Comments

A Fermented Life

Many people feel disappointed in prayer when life brings disappointment and difficulty. I have had this question addressed to me time and time again, in one form or another: “If prayer really works, then why did this happen hard, disappointing experience happen to me?”



Let me remind you of the purpose of prayer: Prayer is the conduit through which the power and provision of God flow into the circumstances of earth. Prayer is NOT a mantra or a set of magic “abra-cadabra” words that… Continue

Added by Jennifer Kennedy Dean on October 26, 2010 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

God Calling

The person who is living a praying life is not circumstance-driven, but Christ-driven; not problem-centered, but Power-centered. Our frame of reference is not what we lack, but what God has. We define our lives within the context of eternity instead of time.



I find it interesting that when Abram, later to be Abraham, is first introduced on the pages of Scripture, he is defined by what he lacked. We first encounter his name in the lengthy lineage recorded in Genesis 11. All the other… Continue

Added by Jennifer Kennedy Dean on September 28, 2010 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Hand Made

I realized something this morning that I had not seen quite so clearly before. It jumped out and surprised me today. I was considering that the power of God’s Word that created the universe is as powerful now as it was in the beginning. When God says “Let there be…”, molecules accumulate into matter, atoms bond together into mass, cell fuses to cell and things which were not, now exist. When the breath of His mouth rushes out to vocalize His Word, even the tiniest neutrino is ordered into… Continue

Added by Jennifer Kennedy Dean on September 25, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Power Drain

Certain misconceptions about prayer keep us from experiencing the full power available. These misconceptions keep us focused in the wrong direction and contribute to prayer fatigue. Let's examine just a few of these.



Misconception: Prayer is to convince God to implement our ideas. Some pray as if prayer will give God new information or inspire Him to new ideas. Some approach prayer as if it is the responsibility of the petitioner to decide what… Continue

Added by Jennifer Kennedy Dean on August 30, 2010 at 4:43pm — No Comments

About Face



A praying life requires a 180-degree about-face from the direction our human nature would lead us. Our flesh is bent on doing a good job, getting it right, proving our ability. A praying life is built on a principle that is the polar opposite of our flesh’s instincts: letting go, yielding, admitting helplessness. It doesn’t come easily to us.



Jesus ratified this principle as of primary importance in His first formal sermon. We refer to His… Continue

Added by Jennifer Kennedy Dean on August 10, 2010 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Jesus' Praying Life



The first breakthrough understanding about prayer is that there is no recipe to follow, no “ten easy steps” to power in prayer. Power praying does not require that you master a skill, but that you pursue a present-tense relationship with the living and indwelling Jesus.



Prayer marked Jesus’ life. Long, extended times of prayer. Spontaneous eruptions of prayer. Prayer in public, and with His disciples. Certainly Jesus, who only did and spoke what the Father showed Him, did not use… Continue

Added by Jennifer Kennedy Dean on August 4, 2010 at 2:52pm — 6 Comments

Washed by the Word

Brain Washing



Jesus said that we are made clean by the Word. "You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you" (John 15:3). Speaking of the church, He said that He would…

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Added by Jennifer Kennedy Dean on July 27, 2010 at 10:22am — 2 Comments

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