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when our prayers seem empty

when our prayers seem empty

Most of us know those times when our prayers are little more than sighs, deep heart-aching sighs perhaps—but are they no more than a breath of emptiness? Scripture shows us when we don’t know what to pray, when we have no words, the Spirit will do “our praying in us...

we all need our mighty men …

we all need our mighty men …

We all need our 'mighty men' ... David had his mighty men. All sorts of ne'er-do-wells who'd heard rumours of him and decided here was someone they wanted to follow, therefore, follow they did. I can only imagine what it must have felt like for David to have this...

holy spirit as “she”?

holy spirit as “she”?

I find my heart thrills just a little when someone is brave enough to refer to the Holy Spirit as She.
I know gender is only emphatic when we refer to Jesus, after all he was a man, flesh and blood, no doubt about that. But Papa God, although he is mostly seen as Father, is also referred to as a mother, oh goodness, how tender those moments.

come with us and we will do you good…

come with us and we will do you good…

'Come with us and we will do you good.' This is such an affectionate truth, spoken from the heart of those who want just that, to do people good, and if this is our desire then we need to know who our God is, and who we are because of that. If we have this...

worship…do we need to develop stamina?

worship…do we need to develop stamina?

I remember hearing a prophet say we should develop stamina for spending extended time in worship, to learn to be willing and able to engage at length in the presence of God. The challenge he brought was fitting then, and remains so now. What if a shift in awareness...

who could you encourage?

who could you encourage?

I once asked a wise man what vision he had for the church he leads, he said he didn't have a set vision, but wanted everyone to function freely and well in the gifts that God had given them, because then the church would be what it was intended to be. It seems to me...

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