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Praying God’s Word

Someone once said when you pray Scripture, it may sound like you praying to you, however, to the devil, it sounds like God. Because of this, praying God's Word is powerful and even essential if we are to walk as victors through the spiritual battles of this life. For the Word of God is quick and… Continue reading Praying God’s Word

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Prayer I: Forgiveness is Key

Who hasn't heard Jesus' words in Mark 11:24? “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” We also know He tells us that with the faith of a mustard seed, we can move mountains and whatever we ask for in His name,… Continue reading Prayer I: Forgiveness is Key

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Prayer II: Confession

In an earlier post I shared that I believe unforgiveness is one reason our prayers are hindered. Here, I want to share a second reason. Though the Lord promises that whatever we ask for in prayer will be given us, this doesn't always fit our reality. Why is that? Well in addition to unforgiveness, I… Continue reading Prayer II: Confession

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Prayer IV: Prayer of Two

Jesus says that whatever we ask for in prayer, we should have. Yet often that's not our personal experience. We've discussed that sometimes prayers are not answered because we’ve not forgiven someone, or we harbor unconfessed sin, or even that we lack faith in a good God that would want to bless us with the… Continue reading Prayer IV: Prayer of Two

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Prayer III Faith and Answered Prayer

The third reason we may not see our prayers answered is probably the least popular, but might actually be the most common. I think the reason it has been given such a bad rap is because of the abuse and wrong doctrine that some have preached concerning this one requirement for answered prayer.   Let… Continue reading Prayer III Faith and Answered Prayer

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Trusting God’s Promises

The other day I was struggling with some negative emotions: fears and worries about this and that. I am of the strong belief that fear and worry are signs of a lack of faith. If I'm worried, I'm not trusting God's promises; I'm not believing He'll take care of me. Well I prayed and earnestly… Continue reading Trusting God’s Promises

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The Mark of Maturity

Jesus tells us, “Love the Lord your God” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Two commands. Both are to love. Yet, love seems to be a naturally occurring virtue, a quality we don't often focus on, especially in our family. We tell our husband and children every day that we love them. It's not something… Continue reading The Mark of Maturity

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The Better Part

Long ago, the homeschooling mother had time to read novels to her children. Dinner was unhurried and filled with laughter and rich conversation—often about the latest learning adventure. Playing games together in the evening, the family drew close to one another and the children knew peace and unity. In contrast, today’s busy homeschool mom rushes… Continue reading The Better Part