When I talk to other Christians about what they need prayer for, the most common item on the list is stress. Worry and hurry seem to have become the primary ingredients in the modern lifestyle, and no matter what the… Read More ›
Sometimes it seems like God is ignoring our prayers for direction, but really what’s happening is not that he’s ignoring us, but that he’s doing work behind-the-scenes. We don’t always see the ways he’s busy making the path ahead straight for us.
Sometimes our prayers aren’t answered the way we’d like because of God’s plans, God’s timing, or spiritual opposition. But the Bible mentions several reasons why we ourselves are often the most significant hindrance to having our prayers answered.
The way you think about your spiritual growth can either help or hinder your progress.
(Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are from the CSB). This coming Sunday is Pentecost, the day on which Christians celebrate the pouring-out of the Holy Spirit into Christ’s followers and the birth of the church (you can read about… Read More ›
In my previous post, I shared about the importance of reading the Bible as one, interconnected story. Even though the Bible is actually a collection of books, those books all function together to present a unified narrative. It’s like a… Read More ›