Hi Five Oakers, The weekend's coming and there are a few things I want to tell you:
There's hardly a better way to learn to pray than to practice with someone who knows how to pray. The Bible is filled with stories of women and men who know how to pray. They pray boldly and God responds. They are our primary mentors in prayer. We learn how to pray by practicing with them as our models. This weekend we watch Elijah as he prays for rain. Let Elijah be your mentor.
Links You Might Like
Joshua Wood on "Would Jesus Bake a Cake for a Gay Wedding in Arizona?"
Russell Moore wrote ..that "the couple asking you to do this wedding aren't your enemies. They are made in the image of God and loved by him and so should be loved by us." But Moore advised against participating, saying, "But we must stand with kindness as well as with conviction."
Dan Doriani on "The Danger of Forgetting How to Read the Bible"
Student and pastors need, therefore, to become technical, devotional readers. Here every exegetical skill remains, yet we also read like children, letting the word speak to our hearts again.
Michael Hyatt on "3 Forces that Shape Character"
Yes, talent is important. So is education and experience. But in the end, it is our character that makes or breaks us.
One More Thing
"There is perhaps no greater evidence that human beings act contrary to their self-interest than the fact that we spend so little time talking to the one who made and loves us." Ben Patterson