1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NRSV Jesus is an answer to prayer! For centuries the Israelites suffered and cried out to God for a Savior and God answered their prayer. Joseph and Mary would have prayed for a long-awaited Savior and God used them as vessels of a victorious king. How do we remain positioned to advance … Continue reading Five Practices for a Prayerful Life!
Matthew 6:1-6, Common English Bible Praying can be a high-pressure act. Whether you grow up praying or just recently acquired the joy of praying, the actual act of praying comes with stress. What if we were to view prayer as our connection with God by talking with God? Maybe we should become more child-like in … Continue reading Eliminate the Pressure!
Greetings Holy, Healthy and Happy People of God, As I write this eNote to our faithful and devoted community of radical and responsible followers of Jesus Christ, I am reminded of the gift of the Holy Spirit. This Sunday we celebrate the birth of the church, called Pentecost. In the birth of the church, we … Continue reading Continue to pray and live in unity!
Greetings Holy, Healthy and Happy People of God, As I write this eNote to our faithful and devoted community of radical and responsible followers of Jesus Christ, I am reminded of the gift of prayer. Thursday evening, I was invited to participate in a Facebook live platform with the question, “Why Pray?” One of my … Continue reading Stay Prayed Up!
Matthew 6:5-15, New Revised Standard Version Prayer is the simplistic way to connect and communicate with God. Jesus practiced it with perfection. The disciples asked for Jesus to teach them and Jesus responds with a gift of discernment and power. So when Jesus offers the disciples another spiritual discipline, he is giving them the gift … Continue reading What to Do When Life is Complicated!