Posts tagged prayer
How to Persevere and Overcome Fear with Faith

Every time he lost I had to hold myself back from running up to my son to hug and kiss the crushing disappointment away. Despite my experience with the sport, it was hard to see my son struggle with so much emotion. I wanted to make it easy for him. I wanted to rescue him.

Thankfully I didn’t. Because it became the season that he learned how to perseverance and overcome his fear with faith.

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Sword Wielding Cheerleaders and My Thoughts on Prayer

We can be confident in prayer when we know what the Bible says and speak it. Our troubling circumstance can be turned around and used to win the game for the glory of God through prayer. There will be times when we need to quit praying defensively, take back the ball, and pray offense. We don’t just want to hold the line; we want progress.

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Teaching Our Children to Pray Continually

Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians says that joy, prayer, and thanksgiving should mark the life of a Christian. And not just any kind of prayer, continual prayer or as the King James Bible states prayer “without ceasing”. Thankfully this scripture does not suggest that we are too pray without stopping, which would be impossible. But rather that we should establish a rhythm of prayer, one that includes praying on all occasions. Join me over at Faith Gateway as I share how simple it is for us to teach our kids to create a rhythm of prayer that will serve them well throughout their lives.

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Share Your Testimony

Sharing our testimony turns our answered prayers into praise. As we talk about what God has done, it keeps us humble. It reminds us, and others that God came through for us. It didn’t happen because of our wisdom, strength or abundance but His. When we tell our story, it builds our faith and the faith of others. The impact of your story is exponential.

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Praying Through

There are many times when we are in the midst of a circumstance that we pray, "Dear God, get me out of this!" If we don't see our answer, right away, in the way we imagined, it might seem like our prayers aren't being heard. It can be discouraging.Sometimes, it's God's will to walk us through a tough time instead of delivering us from it instantly.

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Seeing Past it

There are times when things weigh heavy on us and we have trouble seeing past it. Sometimes we can't see past the dishes in our sink, the laundry in our hampers, or our to-do list. Prayer enables us to focus on more than what’s right in front of us.  We begin to see God's hand in our life. Taking notice encourages us and builds our faith.

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Point of Contact

God instructed Joshua to walk around the city of Jericho seven times before giving the Israelites possession of it. It was a ridiculous request, but Joshua was obedient. His feet served as a point of contact with the land that God promised him. By circling the city, he physically connected with what he believed God was giving him.

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