Jesus’ interaction with the Canaanite woman gives clues for us on how to approach God in prayer when He seems reluctant to answer.
Joshua didn’t give a knee-jerk prayer. He looked for God’s heart, connected with Him there, and was awarded with his prayers answered. How can we apply this?
Abraham was intentional in his prayer and how He approached God and was awarded with his prayers answered. How can we apply this?
What is difficult with the abundant life Jesus offers is we think we know what it means and don’t often go back and look at it in context.
While we are fixated on getting the words correct or our mental focus in check, God is waiting to spend time with us. Get closer to God now.
God seems to be extremely proud of us and wants to see us succeed, but we are also to be humble and empty ourselves. What is the meaning of self-sacrifice?
There is nothing God will not do for us. We are the ones limiting Him by expecting too little. Let’s remember we are praying to a God who is infinite.
God wants to help you become all that He’s calling you into, but He will not force Himself on you. Be the person you want to experience and find God’s help.
Just as we can’t earn God’s love, we can’t earn His goodness. He can’t change who He is. This gives us confidence to approach the goodness of God in prayer.
I heard it said that God is Abba, but He is still call God, our Father. This preacher thought Dad took away our reverence for God. I didn’t have kids at the time, so I just took it as truth.
God can do everything on His own. He created the heavens and the earth without our help. Why should we pray? It is more than because He commands us too.
Most Christians believe that they are saved by grace, but this passage in James can seem to push us back to earn our salvation. Let’s look at interpreting how faith without works is dead.