Fast In Secret

16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; 18 That thou appear not unto men to fast,Continue reading “Fast In Secret”

Pray After This Manner

9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliverContinue reading “Pray After This Manner”

Practice Thanksgiving

“I thank you, Father.” This is something Jesus said a lot. Life is hard. Trials are hard. Service to our Lord, which is to live a God-fearing Christian life first and foremost, can be hard. I’ve been practicing saying, “Thank you, Lord.” It helps a lot. I am prone to complaining, self-pity, fear, and feelingContinue reading “Practice Thanksgiving”

Pray to the Father in Secret

5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and whenContinue reading “Pray to the Father in Secret”

Praying for the Right Kind of Strength

Have you ever prayed for supernatural strength in some form? Maybe you want the strength of God to overcome an illness or some other form of physical ailment. Maybe you want to have the ability to work hard without feeling exhaustion. Maybe you want to find the strength to find a solution to a lifeContinue reading “Praying for the Right Kind of Strength”

“Mother Earth” Isn’t Angry.

God is. Thanks be to God, that the anger of God is not as the anger of Man. All things are under His full knowledge and control…even the so-called whims and rage of “Mother Earth.” He is not surprised by anything nor is He undermined by any plan that Man has in store. Neither isContinue reading ““Mother Earth” Isn’t Angry.”

Are you Concerned About “Overcoming?” You Aren’t Alone.

“I still struggle with fear that I will be cast out on the day of judgment. The promise to those who overcome and keep his works comforts me though it is that same promise that scares me. Am I keeping his works? Am I overcoming? Is my faith and struggle enough for Jesus when IContinue reading “Are you Concerned About “Overcoming?” You Aren’t Alone.”

The Love of Many Gone Cold

The weather isn’t the only thing that’s been cold lately. I feel cold too. Cold hearted. It’s fitting that we see unusually low temperatures in my neck of the woods right now. Maybe God’s cooling me off, because though I feel cold hearted, I also burn with a lot of rage. I’m so ashamed andContinue reading “The Love of Many Gone Cold”

It is the Father’s Good Pleasure to Give You the Kingdom

When we receive from God, either from our brethren or from the Spirit of God, it feels like robbery. We know that we do not deserve it. Sometimes we might feel ashamed, or maybe even a bit afraid when the Lord has given us more than we feel able to be faithful towards. I don’tContinue reading “It is the Father’s Good Pleasure to Give You the Kingdom”