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Pots, Pans, and the Presence of God

Pots, Pans, and the Presence of God

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. — 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 If the name Brother Lawrence sounds familiar, it’s not because he’s Joey’s brother. He was a medieval monk who served in the monastery kitchen, and he learned to “practice the presence of

Top 10 Devotional Gifts 2017

Top 10 Devotional Gifts 2017

Christmas is just a month away! Devotionals are the perfect gift for the New Year. Encourage your friends and family to spend time with God every day with one of our favorite titles below. Give the gift of God’s Word to your loved ones this season and bring a little inspiration to their lives for

Prayer: Stay at Home

As Christians, we often feel the ungrounded restlessness of our ontological lightness even in our prayers. We find ourselves praying for God to “do” this, or for Him to help us “do” that. Our prayers seem to originate from somewhere near the surface of our skin rather than any deep place inside. We go away

Believing and Listening

The Best Answer to Prayer The word of the Lord came to [Abraham]… “A son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars — if indeed you can count them.” Then He said to him, “So shall

God Has Heard My Prayer

Let My Words Be Few God is in Heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. — Ecclesiastes 5:2 Ever get so carried away talking to God that you realize you didn’t spend any time listening to Him? Yes, your heavenly Father wants to hear from you. He desires you to

Pray: Come Lord Jesus

After John saw the vision of what is to come and how amazing it was, he ended the entire Bible with this prayer: “Come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20). For most of my forty-plus-year relationship with Christ, my prayer has not been like John’s. It has more honestly been, “I am glad you are coming, Lord,

Pray for Revival

A broken spirit,
 A broken and a contrite heart — These, O God, You will not despise. — Psalm 51:17 God does not keep it a secret: if we want revival, we need to humble ourselves. We need to recognize our sinfulness and confess it to Him. We need to seek Him and obey Him in

Private Prayer Is Your Soul Alone with God

Jesus prayed. We are told that when He was baptized, as He was praying, the heavens opened and the Spirit came upon Him. The flow of the Spirit is closely connected to prayer, and Jesus immediately went into forty days of fasting and prayer. Jesus prayed when His life was crowded and draining. After He

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