God speaks to those who listen

After a time of intense prayer and Bible study a few days ago, God spoke this profound, simple message to me, “I speak to those who listen.” More on this to come; read on. I’ve been praying extra lately—as I am sure many of us have been doing. And I have returned to the staplesContinue reading “God speaks to those who listen”

#47 of Top 100 Books Living in His Presence Vol. 1 by Sylvia Gunter

300 plus pages of rich instructions, workbook guides, prayers, and encouragement to live in God’s presence. There are two volumes. It took me over five years to work through this volume. This work by Sylvia Gunter is an amazing compliation of a person’s life work in learning to pray and host the presence of God.Continue reading “#47 of Top 100 Books Living in His Presence Vol. 1 by Sylvia Gunter”

What prayer is meant to be…

What prayer can be like—and probably is meant to be. Sometimes it’s possible to become so absorbed in God’s reality that I forget myself completely. I am no longer consciously praying or worshipping. Words would be inadequate and even inappropriate. Anthony of the Desert described this 1,700 years ago, as “Perfect prayer is not toContinue reading “What prayer is meant to be…”

Miss anything, but don’t miss My voice

Miss anything, but don’t miss My voice At the beginning of the year, our thoughts gravitate to the newness of the date, the crisp wind blowing in our faces when we go outdoors (well at least in Oklahoma), and the many resolutions that most of us pledge. We must be careful to not focus on theContinue reading “Miss anything, but don’t miss My voice”

Pulling Down Strongholds

Pulling Down Strongholds I encourage each of you to begin the battle for your city by pulling down the strongholds in your home. Bring your family into prayer and, through prayer, bring healing and order. If you fail in this preparation, the enemy will always have open doors to counterattack and undermine your credibility. (SeeContinue reading “Pulling Down Strongholds”

The one Teacher–and the secret to prayer

Alone with God “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thy hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly” (Matthew 6:6). After Jesus had called his first disciples, He gave them their first public teaching inContinue reading “The one Teacher–and the secret to prayer”

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Lord, teach us to pray or The Only Teacher And it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, that when He ceased, one of His disciples said to Him, Lord, teach us to pray. —Luke 11:1 The disciples had been with Christ, and seen Him pray.  They had learnt to understandContinue reading “Lord, Teach Us to Pray”

Could you use some rest?

Ps. 91:1 From the Strong’s Lexicon He that dwells (to remain–stay put) in the shelter (secret place) of the Most High will abide (pass the night, abide, to cause to rest) in the shadow of the Almighty. If you want to find rest for your life, seek to abide in Jesus in the secret place,Continue reading “Could you use some rest?”

Are you thirsty?

Come and take a drink I probably have a Bible in every room of my house. How about you?  And, oh, how I love reading devotionals. But, here is what I have discovered, you can have a doctorate of divinity degree and be a master at teaching or preaching the Word. You can be usingContinue reading “Are you thirsty?”

2.6. 2020 Morning Prayers and Teaching

I give Thee thanks today for This Thy Greatest gift. For my Lord’s days on earth: For the record of His deeds of love: For the words He spoke for my guidance: For His obedience unto death: For the presence of His Holy Spirit with me now. Grant the remembrance of the Blessed Life thatContinue reading “2.6. 2020 Morning Prayers and Teaching”