Pray Alone

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The importance of prayer cannot be over-emphasized. Throughout the Bible we are encouraged to pray according to the will of God (e.g. James 4:2, 1 John 5:14, 14, 1 Thessalonians 5:17). In this article, I will briefly focus on a specific aspect of prayer – praying alone. Jesus often prayed in solitude. While on earth, […]

Guidance – from the Holy Spirit

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Acts 8:26-40 26 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is desert. 27 So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who […]

Identity

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Luke 4:1-13 Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry. 3 And the devil said to Him, “If You […]

Your failures don’t make you a failure!

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As humans, we all make mistakes. At some point or another, we have failed. There is only one Person who has walked this earth who didn’t fail or make a single mistake – Jesus Christ. Failures and mistakes come in various forms.  Just because we fail at times doesn’t mean God gives up on us. […]

The small, the weak and the insignificant

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The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 1:12 that “God has chosen what in the world is low born and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might bring to nothing the things that are”. The other day, I was reflecting on a few people and situations in […]

7 Things to do when your back is against the wall

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Often in life, or at least sometimes we have all faced difficult circumstances and situations. In the midst of them sometimes we may feel like giving up or believe there is no way out. I myself, as I have written this article have been facing BIG tests of my own faith recently. However in the […]

7 Things…#1 – Remind God of His Promises

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Jacob. Genesis 32:1 – 33:4 (selected verses) 1 So Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. 2 When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is God’s camp.” And he called the name of that place Mahanaim. 3 Then Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother in the land […]

7 Things…#2 – Be honest / real with God in prayer

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Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane Matthew 26:35-46 (words of Jesus in red) 36 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, “Sit here while I go and pray over there.” 37 And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to […]

7 Things…#3 – Stand for what you believe in

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3 Hebrew Men in the furnace Daniel 3 1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its width six cubits. He set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. 2 And King Nebuchadnezzar sent word to gather together the satraps, the administrators, the […]

7 Things…#4 – Rest in the Lord

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Peter freed from prison Acts 12:1-18 1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. 2 Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword. 3 And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also. Now it […]