Posts tagged prayer
Do You Trust God?

Do you trust God?
Like, really trust God with everything?

It’s easy to respond “yes” as a Christian.  Of course I believe that God is good and in control, worthy of my trust. However, if I look closely, many times that I ‘trust’ God, it is because I feel like I have a handle on the situation.  I don’t necessarily need to trust Him. It’s an easy place to rest. 

But what if a situation arises that I cannot control? 
What if God calls me into a place where I must trust Him completely?

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Pirates, Murder, and Fellowship

Sitting around a long handmade wooden table was a motley crew if I had ever seen one myself. 

A ‘governor's daughter,’ ‘priest,’ ,’Voo Doo queen’, and other hysterical characters with elaborately developed backstories and beautifully creative costumes all came together to discover the identity of the murderer of their beloved ship captain.

This was how I spent my Saturday night...

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Going Through The Motions

My husband and I recently started going to a new church.  We didn't know anyone; we didn't know a lot of the songs sang at worship.  Because it was the first Sunday of the month, they had communion.  Finally, something familiar.  

Same wafers, same plastic cups with juice, same Scripture read.  It was a relief to have something familiar among all of the difference.  

That is until the cup was blessed.  The pastor said a prayer and we drank.  I nearly spit out my juice, I looked at my husband and he had nearly done the same.  It was not the familiar grape juice we had expected, instead it was...

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Is Prayer Enough?

When Abram heard that his kinsman had been taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, 318 of them, and went in pursuit as far as Dan. 
Genesis 14:14

Abram heard that Lot had been taken captive, and he led a group of trained men to defeat those who were holding Lot. Abram heard, and he acted. When we hear about Christians being held captive and tortured, what do we do? How do we react? Do we take up arms against their captors?

Often I hear my friends and others sigh, “All I can do is pray.”

When I hear this, most of the time, these words are said in a way that makes it seem like praying isn’t good enough. Even my instinct sometimes is, “What can we do?” We can’t take arms against them and go fight. I rack my brain trying to figure out how to help these brothers and sisters who are being held captive...

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Unbelief While Believing

Have you ever doubted the faithfulness, existence, and promises of God? Well, you’re not alone. We all have. Even Jesus’ own disciples struggled with this.
 
In the Gospel of Mark, we meet a father seeking the healing of his young son who is oppressed by an unclean spirit. When the father cannot get to Jesus, goes to Jesus’ disciples to heal his little boy. However, they are unable to do so. Why?

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