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How to Pray the Word in Your Devotions: 4 Steps

When you have your devotions, if you want the Word to be powerful and take root in your heart, take time to pray the Word.  Here’s how in four steps. 1.  First, before reading the scriptures in your quiet time, … Continue reading

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Eight Ways Abiding in the Word Strengthens Prayer

John 15:7 says, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”  What a promise! According to Spurgeon, this verse seems to imply that as … Continue reading

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Four Stages of Abiding in God’s Word

  In my study I have come up with four stages of abiding in God and His word.  These, I believe, are the stages that God takes us through when we abide in His word (when we seek to be … Continue reading

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Seven Bible Characters Who Got a Glimpse of Heaven

Last night I was struggling to keep my thoughts on what is true and honorable and right and pure.  I asked the Lord what to do in order to get my thoughts back on track.  I believe He led me … Continue reading

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How to Pray God’s Way Instead of the New Age Way – 8 Points

God wants us to pray His way, according to His Word. His way is much different than the New age way. Here’s how to pray God’s way: 1. Always meditate on the Word in preparation for prayer. Don’t listen to … Continue reading

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The Roots of Contemplative Prayer: The Desert Fathers

The roots of contemplative prayer can be clearly traced back to a group of monks known as the desert fathers. These hermits of the early Middle Ages, who lived in the Middle Eastern deserts, devoted their lives to God and … Continue reading

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Praying the Scriptures in Our Quiet Time

  If our time in the Word is the focus of the quiet time, our prayer time is the life, the vitality, and the fire of the quiet time.  And in that prayer time we endeavor to pray the application … Continue reading

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The Bible: Seven Reasons We Should Give It Priority in Our Devotions

     This is an excerpt from the book Prayer A to Z — coming soon! 1.  By the Word we come to know Jesus (Lu. 24:27).  When we focus on the Word we are, in fact, focusing on Jesus—for He … Continue reading

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Five Things to Plan for Your Daily Devotions (Quiet Time)

  This is an excerpt from Prayer A to Z — coming soon! Some would say, there’s No need for planning, just let the Holy Spirit lead you in your quiet time.  But I say, the Holy Spirit is all … Continue reading

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Five Ways God Speaks To Us

  1.  Through an inner voice.  This inner voice is the voice of all three persons of the trinity of God, because they are all one.  When we hear the voice of one person we are hearing, or at least … Continue reading

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