Help My Unbelief

There are things that I believe and yet often times I doubt them. I believe that God will provide everything I need.  I believe that he will meet all of my needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). And yet when money is tight at the end of the month, the … Continue reading Help My Unbelief

A Mother’s Day Prayer

Our Father, God, creator of all things.  We praise you for all things and in all things.  We especially praise you and thank you today for mothers.  On a day that has been set aside to honor our mothers we lift up prayers of petition on behalf of mothers. We pray for new mothers who … Continue reading A Mother’s Day Prayer

The Equipment of Prayer

David McIntyre  says that "the equipment for the inner life of prayer is simple, if not always easily secured. It consists particularly of a quiet place, a quiet hour and a quiet heart."  To have good time of prayer, it seems that all three of these need to be secured. 1. A Quiet Place: This … Continue reading The Equipment of Prayer

Cultivating a Life of Prayer

I recently started reading the book The Hidden Life of Prayer by David McIntyre as a part of Tim Challies “Reading Classics Together”.  You read one Chapter a week, make notes, think of application, and then add to the comments on Tim Challies blog (he posts about the book every Thursday).  It is a great … Continue reading Cultivating a Life of Prayer

On Preaching, Teaching, and Prayer

Here is a great little anecdote from Charles Spurgeon for those of you preaching and teaching this Sunday.  "When a poor man was breaking granite by the roadside, he was down on his knees while he gave his blows, and a minister passing by said, 'Ah, my friend, here you are at your hard work. … Continue reading On Preaching, Teaching, and Prayer