Annoying Oneness |Pray for India | Bless India

October 28, 2011

These feelings of unity can be annoying, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Would you? We’re all in this together—or at least that’s what everyone keeps telling me. All of the people I know and everything I read keeps reinforcing that message. Some call it unity or oneness. Others use other words, but […]

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Clear the Clutter |Pray for India | Bless India

October 27, 2011

I just spent twenty minutes researching a TV show to help me explain how clutter can take over a life, but now I’m wondering if I couldn’t have used that twenty minutes more effectively cleaning off the kitchen table. Actually, it’s spiritual clutter that concerns me today. We all seem to have so much of […]

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Direct Impact |Pray for India | Bless India

October 26, 2011

Why, O Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? — Psalms 10:1 There is no shame in admitting that you have sometimes questioned—or still sometimes question—God. Where is God? Why did God let this happen? Why can’t I see or feel God? I’m probably the most liberal, […]

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It Does Not Depend |Pray for India | Bless India

October 25, 2011

My faith does not depend. Does yours? That statement probably seems unfinished, but actually, I don’t think it could be more complete. Usually, “depend” is followed by something else. For example, I’ve often quoted a pastor I once knew who said her faith does not depend on a virgin birth or a divine Jesus. To […]

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Allow Yourself the Luxury |Pray for India | Bless India

October 24, 2011

Whatever you were doing now, stop for a moment. (Unless, of course, all you’re doing is reading this book. You’ll need to continue doing that or this won’t work out very well.) Allow yourself the luxury of a few moments to concentrate on your soul, your thoughts and your life. Is life going where you […]

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Find something to praise God for |Pray for India | Bless India

August 19, 2011

if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things. PHILIPPIANS 4:8 General Robbie Risner described the seven years he spent as a prisoner of war as ‘the essence of despair.’ What’s amazing is how he survived. He prised the cover off a floor drain in his cell and lowered his head into the opening. There he […]

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The 4 Powers of Praise |Pray for India | Bless India

August 18, 2011

PRAISE…GOD…AND…MAGNIFY HIM WITH THANKSGIVING. PSALM 69:30 When Dr. Robert Schuller, founder of California’s Crystal Cathedral, was growing up, drought ravaged their family farm. They prayed for rain that never came. His Dad, who normally harvested 100 wagon loads of corn, reaped only half a wagon full. Schuller says, ‘I’ll never forget it. His calloused hands […]

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Praise your way through (2) |Pray for India | Bless India

August 17, 2011

The joy of the Lord is your strength NEHEMIAH 8:10 Prisons in Bible times were miserable places, especially if you’d just taken a beating before being thrown inside. Amazingly though, ‘Paul and Silas were praying and singing praises to God, while the other prisoners listened’. When you’re down and depressed there is no way your […]

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Praise your way through (1) |Pray for India | Bless India

August 16, 2011

As soon as they began singing, the LORD confused the enemy camp. 2 Chronicles 20:22 There’s no law that says praising God is reserved for church on Sunday. Worship is a lifestyle: at work, at school, at home, in the shower… anywhere you can imagine! Praise (telling God how great He is) brings God’s reality […]

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The praise of men |Pray for India | Bless India

August 15, 2011

THEY LOVED THE PRAISE OF MEN MORE THAN THE PRAISE OF GOD. JOHN 12:43 How sad! Religious leaders were starting to believe in Jesus because His message made sense, yet they wouldn’t follow Him. Why? ‘They loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.’ We all know how sweet the ‘praise drug’ […]

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