How like a perfect Daddy to want His child to be happy and full of joy! John 16:24 knocks out the image I once had of God. I saw God as a stern disciplinarian I would never be good enough to please. I believed He wanted me to give up everything and have no fun. I was looking through unfocused lens. My vision was blurry.
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Jesus brought His Father glory. Can you and I bring God glory? The work God does in us and through us brings the Father glory. Jesus’ work in us should give the world a correct opinion of the Father. John 14:13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified.
The next few blog posts will answer the question, why do we get the things we ask God for? Obedience and keeping God’s commandments are one of the reasons God gives us what we ask for. (1 John 3:22-23) How many times in scripture does God promise us blessing if we will only obey? Many! God blesses those who walk the holy walk. The Holy Walk Many people see the holy walk as impossible, unexciting, and not worth it. However, the holy walk is possible, extremely exciting, and more worth …
What is abiding? If you abide in Me and My words in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. John 15:7 Abiding equals relationship. How does abiding in Christ work? God’s word for us is written down in the Bible. Reading the Bible is one crucial way we do what Jesus calls abiding. How can we know what He speaks and plans for us if we do not daily spend time in His Word? Abiding equals relationship with Jesus. Abiding is continual. We …
Can I know God’s will? How can I pray according to His will? The story below is my journal of a night at my house 6 years ago. Dinner tonight was a refrigerator cleaning. On these evenings we are more relaxed than normal. We eat whatever and wherever.
Thank you Taylor Draughn for sharing from your heart! My testimony is what some people might consider boring. I was saved at a young age and baptized when I was 12. I was actively involved in our church youth group. From everybody’s perspective, I was a good girl who never rebelled. I never got drunk. I didn’t sleep around. I did all the “right” Christian things.
This blog post may hurt a little, but better yet, it may help a lot. To receive full benefits from our post, I ask you to be up close and personal with yourself. Don’t cheat yourself by allowing the discomfort of honesty to keep you from facing reality and sweeping the truth under the rug. Do you speak doubt or faith?
Taylor Draughn who counsels at the Christian Counseling Center at White’s Ferry Road Church tells us the second reason we do not ask God. She addressed the question , “Why do I not ask God?” in a blog post a couple of weeks ago. Taylor identified the first reason we don’t ask God as a trust issue. Today Taylor tells the second reason we do not ask God.
Merry, Merry, Merry, Christmas! We are taking a break in our Quest For Wholeness series to honor this beloved Christmas holiday. Today’s blog post will be the only one for the week and focuses on one of the many reasons to celebrate. Next week we will pick back up where we left off in our Quest For Wholeness series. In 2004, I prepared to teach a Christmas message with the key question, “Why did God send salvation in the form of a baby?”
My earthly daddy was not perfect, but he gave me a beautiful picture of God’s love and what relationship with God might be like. I hope my story about my daddy encourages you in your relationship with our perfect heavenly Daddy. Ephesians 2:18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. We have access to the Father, an open door invitation. So – How Do We Ask God?