Spiritual Development

How God Uses Coffee To Beckon Us

Technology is a fantastic thing.  Every evening I set our coffee pot at a predetermined time for the following morning to brew my coffee.  I pour in the predetermined amount of water, appropriate amount of coffee grounds to match, and hit the auto button.  The next morning, the heater (on the really cold days) or… Continue reading How God Uses Coffee To Beckon Us

Spiritual Development

Can We Pray Without Being Discouraged?

Sometimes it is easy to get discouraged when we pray, and we seemingly do not receive an answer.  It becomes even more discouraging when we read passages telling us to pray continually.  However, God does not call us to do something He does not equip us to do when we have a willing heart and… Continue reading Can We Pray Without Being Discouraged?

Spiritual Development

It Is Not Our Battle

The sudden streak of independence that creeps into our lives is ever so sly.  The enemy is no dummy and knows precisely where to hit.  While the battle rages and our cries go out to God, the enemy’s tactics to coerce us into relying on our strength and take our focus off of God rises. … Continue reading It Is Not Our Battle