Ever find yourself sticking to a bunch of man-made “rules,” trying like crazy to be good enough to earn God’s favor? Well, sometimes it’s easier to follow a list of rules, rather than develop a real relationship with Him.
Have you ever experienced moments of clear understanding . . . when you caught a glimpse of God’s character?
It’s tempting to pray so that others will be impressed with your spiritual depth. But the kind of prayer that God hears . . . and responds to . . . is that of an honest, transparent heart. A refreshing discussion on prayer.
Overcoming Barriers To Prayer Part 40
Monday, February 26, 2007
The Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Part 40 of 44
TEXT: "Also [Jesus] spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 'Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, "God,…
Whether you’re in the workplace or managing a family at home, treat yourself to a break in your day.
Sometimes we think of Christianity as a bunch of rules and regulations . . . do this, don’t do that and if you stay on track, you’ll earn a place in heaven. But God wants so much more from us than a performance! Revitalize your walk with God.
Is it possible to come to the end of our lives and still have something to look forward to? When health fails and those we love are already gone?
If you take an honest look at your life, would you recognize issues, ambitions . . . even people . . . who have taken the place of God?
When times are tough and the light at the end of the tunnel is dim, people tend to make deals with God. Bargaining, if God gets them through it then they will . . . fill in the blank.
Music has the power to lift your spirits and get you through a difficult day. It often helps us express emotions we can’t put into words. Take a look at the Psalms. The benefits of studying these poetic passages are a lot like the power of music in our lives.