“Hold Fast”, or Let Go?

What are the things in your life that you Hold On to? The things that are priorities–such that, whenever other things are going crazy, you prioritize ‘this’? Is it a Relationship? Your Money? Your Health? Your Faith? Many times, the things we ‘hold fast’ to are good–the foundational things in our lives (our relationship with […]

How Do You KNOW?

Should you go to that movie? Should you post that link? Should you read that book? Should you eat that…or drink that? Should you say that to that person?   Living as a Christian can be overwhelming at times–especially when you’re new to the faith. After all, many of the things you used to do/say/share/etc. […]

Prayer and Fasting #6–He Restores!

I believe there is a progression of actions God takes when His people turn their backs on Him: 1) He calls them back–through Prophets, the Word, Preachers, the Holy Spirit, etc. 2) If they refuse to listen, He removes His hand of blessing (which they may have previously enjoyed, but have not given Him credit […]

Prayer and Fasting #5–Open the Door!

What is the point of times of Prayer and Fasting? Why do we do it? Is it because somebody tells us we should? Is it because we feel guilty and want our guilt removed? Is it because we realize we’ve gotten off track from God and want to get right again? Yes–all of the above…and […]

Prayer and Fasting #4–Friends with this World

What is your attitude toward our world, and specifically our culture? Do you go along and let it influence and define you? Most of us probably do–at least, to a large extent. That’s a problem, though–because this world is not our home! “Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away […]

Prayer and Fasting #3–Are You Thirsty?

Have you ever been really thirsty? Maybe after a round of Basketball in the driveway, or after mowing the lawn on a hot summer day? What do you do? When I was a kid I’d play basketball almost all summer long at my friend Rob’s house. Afterward, we’d go in and have an ice-cold Mountain […]

Prayer and Fasting #2–If His People…

Whenever God called for a time of Prayer and Fasting, it was often because His people had gotten ‘off track’. They had taken Him for granted, and had done the very things He’d told them not to do. Sometimes this involved intermarriage with people of different religious and cultural backgrounds (thereby weakening the family’s Spiritual […]