Hope in Frustrated Anxiety: a Prayer

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7 The following is a passage from my prayer journal that I feel led to share.  I…… Continue reading Hope in Frustrated Anxiety: a Prayer

Learning to Look Up, Instead of Around

I’ve recently been reading a biography of George Müller:  it’s a page turner!  His amazing faith journey led to the founding of schools and orphanages in England.  Thousands of people’s lives were changed through his ministry!  He believed that God would daily provide for his and the ministry’s needs, and the book is full of…… Continue reading Learning to Look Up, Instead of Around

Preparing My Heart to Hear from God: Part Six

Be Still Four friends and I sat around the dining room table for a little holiday gathering.  I was waiting for the right time to pass out the necklaces I had gotten each of them as Christmas gifts.  Each necklace had a delicate gold chain but a different charm.  I had taken advantage of a…… Continue reading Preparing My Heart to Hear from God: Part Six

Preparing My Heart to Hear from God: Part Five

Stand Firm When I was around 12 or 13, I memorized a chunk of 1 Peter 5.  One verse has always stayed with me: a continual reminder that we are surrounded by spiritual battles.   Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour (1…… Continue reading Preparing My Heart to Hear from God: Part Five

Preparing My Heart to Hear from God: Part Four

Accept the Assignment Over the last several weeks we’ve talked about preparing our hearts to hear from God.  Specifically, listening for His calling in our daily lives.  The first step is to Obey Without Delay: do that thing or those things we know He has already placed on our hearts.  If you are avoiding obedience…… Continue reading Preparing My Heart to Hear from God: Part Four