Wrestling with God

In Genesis 32, we find Jacob in a very intense situation. After 20 years of being separated from his brother Esau, a reunion is now imminent. Jacob, the supplanter, had stripped his older brother Esau of his birthright and blessing from their father Isaac. He is...

Keep Watching

There are some key Scriptural passages that we would do well to heed in light of current trends in the evangelical circuit. These verses contain a singular, all-encompassing command of Christ to “watch”. The Greek word used in this command means, “to keep awake; rouse...

Prayer

Let’s talk about prayer. “What is prayer?” some ask. Basically, prayer is communication between God and man; a two-way conversation. Prayer is not a particular bodily posture. It’s not always done with folded hands and closed eyes. (I like to pray when I jog or ride...

Don’t Worry, Be Prayerful

Prayer is God’s prescribed way to deal with care or worry. Worry is a hindrance to one’s spiritual and mental health. Jesus Himself told His disciples that worry has no value at all. Actually, to worry or be anxious about something is really a faith issue, because God...

Continue In Prayer

In any study about prayer we see that it is very important that we be persistent. Jesus commends a person who is persistent in coming to Him. Persistence doesn’t bug the Lord; it blesses His heart because the Lord loves to hear our voice. Our perseverance, however, is...