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Devotions: Prayer

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Prayer is at the heart of my daily devotions. “Prayer does not prepare us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” ~Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest Prayer is conversation between man and God. Genesis 3 indicates God walked and talked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the evening after […]

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Devotions: Or Quiet Time?

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The Importance of  Having Daily Devotions or a Quiet Time (Four part talk given at New Life Church, Ukiah, CA; June 18, 2016) The measure of the worth of our public activity for God is the private profound communion we have with Him.… We have to pitch our tents where we shall always have quiet […]

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Shock and Faith: Saul and Ananias

Who was more shocked, Saul or Ananias after that fateful trip to Damascus? Both of them displayed shock, faith and courage in following what God had just dumped into their lives. For his part, Saul/Paul of Tarsus was on a zealous mission to defend the God whom he believed members of The Way–Christians–were blaspheming. He had received […]

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Insomnia and Prayer

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I’ve connected insomnia and prayer for years. But I’m getting tired of it. Long ago, I heard some sage person comment, “if you can’t sleep at night, pray. The devil doesn’t like it and he’ll stop harassing you so you can fall asleep.” I tried it. Often. I haven’t found the saying to be true. After […]

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God’s Grace and the Power of Offensive Prayer

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What is offensive prayer? Accent the first syllable, please. OFF-ensive. Like in football. Taking offensive action is to act in a positive direction toward your goal. I coined the phrase, I think, for myself a long time ago while in college. God showed his grace toward me by acting in a positive manner that I […]

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