Lately in my personal times with God I feel like we have been in a great throne room. It has a huge open space with a few thrones and large pillars in the main area. The other day I paid more attention to my surroundings and became aware that the place was empty except God and myself. I asked God why it was so empty. I felt that He said it was a sitting room where He met with His friends. Why then is it so big, if it is not intended to be for large groups?
People are often paralyzed from stepping outside the will of God for fear of adding years of extra pain or delaying promised blessings. Can we go beyond God?
When we see that we have a loving Father who loves to give good gifts, we will have joy in our prayer lives. God is ready to give more than we deserve.
Too many of us are more comfortable with the fear of God than the love of God. We know how to respond to the fear. We don’t know what to do with His love.
How can God make something good out of this? Whatever painful circumstance you have endured, take it to Jesus. Allow Him to interpret it for you.
As Christians, we are always able to boldly approach God. Therefore the feelings of distance are from us not from God. Only you can keep you from God.
1 John 3:6 Explained: Only bathed in love from the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, John can have us look at sin without the discouragement of condemnation.
The Christian life is an adventure because we are following a God that is creative in how He deals with us. Have you come to know this wonderful adventure?
…Although seasons in our lives when God is silent may be important in our spiritual growth, they can also be deeply disturbing. As a result we often attempt to solve the problem of God’s silence with simplistic explanations of complex situations, lopsided applications of Scripture and platitudes of premature comfort. We are afraid to simply wait with the mess of problems unresolved until God Himself unmistakably intervenes, as He did on Easter Sunday.
If you do not see God is good, you will not ask Him for things you care about. If you are afraid He will not come through, you will not persevere in prayer.
We all need to maintain our first love. Steve Douglass states three reasons maintaining your first love as a leader is difficult.
We have a choice of which voice we will follow. Will it be the voice of condemnation or the voice of life? Our prayers are an agreement with what the Son of God has already said is true about us, others, and the world around us. Listen to what His Spirit is saying to you and pray along with Him as partners in His work.