Posts in Intentional Scripture
How Desperate Am I For More of God?

The miles flash as I speed through the desert. In its pre-dawn blush, the sky shimmers, mother-of-pearl. Rugged mountains cut a stark silhouette against the glow.

It’s breathtaking. 

But all I can think about is my rumbling stomach. I’m hungry. So hungry that my stomach's growling complaints fill the entire sound-space of my brain, leaving no room for any type of early morning appreciation of beauty.But I’m also in a time crunch, without even a moment for a pass-through at fast food joint where I could hurriedly snatch a rubbery biscuit loaded with cheese and a bit of overdone egg...

Instead, I gaze across the miles into a desert range rising jagged and bare, and I’m catapulted back to the image which captured my heart just days before. All about Moses and his hollow heart hunger, and how God showed up to feast Moses on the indescribable glory of His presence.


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How To Actually Schedule Time To Study The Word-- and stick with it

Confession: this year is the first time in my life I have been consistent with spending every single day in the Word for more than a month. You read that right. Yes, I am passionately in love with Jesus. Yes, I gave my life to Christ when I was 22 and have been chasing Him ever since. Yes, I consistently spent personal time in prayer and worship on the regular, but I never consistently spent time in the Word. Until now. Before I get into what changed for me this time, I want to share with you what was really holding me back: fear. I was afraid. And, I was embarrassed. I didn’t know where to start. I always felt like I didn’t understand the Bible when I read it and I would compare myself to my other Christian friends and feel like I would never know the Word like they did. But, the more time I spent hiding from my Bible, the more my Spirit thirsted for Jesus. Of course, I was spending time in His presence when I spent time in prayer or private worship and in church, but I felt that conviction in my spirit that it wasn’t enough. I knew that in order to go deeper in my relationship with Jesus and to truly KNOW Him, I needed to be in His Word. And, I needed to make sure that it happened and that I stuck to it.

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Prayers of the Bible | A guide to cultivating a spirit of prayer

Have you ever been in a place in your prayer life where you didn’t feel equipped in your walk with the Lord to turn to Him, or maybe you didn't think you had the “right” words? Maybe prayer is not your go to? With that, I want to challenge you and ask you why? Prayer is one of the powerful tools that the Lord gives us to connect with Him. It is a way for us to experience His fullness and know that He is at work in our lives. To cultivate the spirit of prayer lets define cultivate first- to prepare and use, to develop. In order for our prayers to transform our lives, the relationship, the faith in Christ has to be put to use, and we do that by talking to Him, calling upon Him, thanking Him, praising Him.

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3 Things We Can Learn About Prayer From The Way Jesus Prayed

 Prayer is one of our greatest tools that God has given us. It is our weapon in this fallen world.Prayer heals the brokenness. Prayer is the open life line that we have with our Savior that allows us to experience the all mighty powerful God. Are we using it, applying it, for everything in our life-- for our protection, deliverance, and victory? What holds us back from experiencing the abundance that is already laid out before us? Do you feel like you're unworthy, afraid at that God might want instead of what you want, fearful that His answer won’t be the one you think you need? Jesus was hungry and thirsty for God. He had a posture that opened Him up to the Lord. Jesus made sure that He was in a position to hear God speak in His life and abide by no hesitation. 

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The Intricacies of Prayer: What Is It + Why It Is An Important Aspect of Our Faith

Prayer is connection yet there are seasons and times in our lives when that connection gets pushed to the backburner and left untouched in applying it to our lives. Prayer is obedience, are we abiding in Him and going directly to the source of the abundance that has already been given and promised?Perhaps prayer feels overwhelming, or you feel lost in your prayer life. We are going to look at prayer in a different light here, connection, a closer connection. It is our time to spend with our Savior on earth in the flesh any time we want.

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