In pursuit of developing a healthier prayer life and cultivating a stronger understanding of God, I have begun researching more on this topic. Currently, I’m reading Timothy Keller’s book on prayer, which has been very clarifying. In the book it outlines two main ways that people have approached prayer: 1. To commune with God, 2. To bring God’s kingdom. People from each perspective have argued their position on prayer for years. In this post we will explore these two prayer approaches. Continue reading
Like many people, I take quite some time at the start of the year to reflect on the past year and envision what the next year could look like. One of the key reflections of last year was that my prayer life isn’t what it should be. Perhaps this is where you find yourself, feeling as though you aren’t hitting the mark in this area. We have all heard stories of these people who have powerful encounters with God in prayer and while it encourages, often it can feel like you have missed out. In the following blog posts we will be exploring prayer and its various facets. To begin with I want to share some of my own personal problems with Prayer:
I guess the saying is true, “pride is like bad breath, you’re the last one to know when you have it.” Just recently I was talking with a guy who I’m going to be working with next year and after talking with him for a while I asked, ‘what do you think about me and the future of working together?’ To which he said something like, ‘I’m trying to figure out if you are teachable, if you are humble.’ This struck me to the core, and I began thinking about what we had talked about and how I had communicated to this guy. I began to realise the deeper I looked into myself the more pride I found!!
It has been my experience that we either focus to much on this topic or try ignore it all together. There are thousands of things to be said on the topic of sexual purity and the pursuit of God however here are 15 statements that I have found to be true on the topic of sexual purity: Continue reading
Maybe, like me, you would never have called yourself an anxious person, however lately you find yourself tight chested at times. Maybe you have always had an inclination towards anxiety. Alternatively, you may have a friend who is quite anxious and your not exactly sure how to cope with them. Here are a few things that I’ve learnt about anxiety: Continue reading
Seriously, aren’t our inclinations as people more like cats, than sheep as the bible describes. I mean I love cats, I’m actually a cat guy. However, when it comes to leading a heard of cats one has no hope. They are all fiercely independent, extremely territorial and ridiculously stubborn. All of these characteristics fight against their ability to unify with one goal and love each other deeply. Sheep on the other hand are quite dependant, supportive of each other and don’t mind sharing territory.
In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he commends the church for their “partnership in the gospel”. Gospel partnership for Paul is more than church attendance, being on a church roster or coming to a church picnic. While some of these things take the form of gospel-like partnership they fall short on many levels.