This post hits particularly close to home because this last week I had to confess to someone that I had not been completely forthright with them. It was not easy to do and I suppose I had covered it up almost as an automatic reaction and it really wasn't until later that I had realized … Continue reading The Importance and Necessity of Confession
As Christians we are not selfish in asking others to pray for us nor should we feel that we are imposing upon our brothers and sisters in Christ to ask them to pray for us. Our triumphs are their triumphs and when we prosper the whole body of Christ prospers, therefore when we ask others … Continue reading If You Need Help (Prayers) Then Ask!
It may be strange to consider this as a spiritual practice but every Christian serves as a watchman for the Lord. We are to expose the works of darkness in the world with the light of the truth of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:11). I do not know that this necessarily mandates that all Christians be … Continue reading Blow the Whistle!
It may sound odd to consider this a spiritual practices tip but there is much good that can be done when we acknowledge the good deeds of others (and much bad if we fail to do so). This concept of the recognition of the good deeds of another is introduced in the story of Joseph. … Continue reading Give Credit Where Credit is Due
As Christians we should be aware that there are certain spiritual realities that may affect the efficacy of our works. One of these is unbelief, and I do not mean our own but that of others. The unbelief of others hampers our spiritual gifts. Even the Lord Jesus Christ was subject to this spiritual reality. … Continue reading Minding Our Spiritual Atmosphere
One thing I have found lacking in the Church in my experience is the desire among the brethren for spiritual gifts. We are commanded by Paul to earnestly desire the gifts of the Spirit and so we should do so (1 Corinthians 14:1). The exercising of gifts was frequently used throughout the Book of Acts … Continue reading It’s Okay (even Encouraged!) to Want to Receive Gifts – It just Depends on What Kind…
I have not practiced singing all that much so I am reluctant to sing but I have found that my spirit is strengthened and encouraged when I sing hymns and I think this is something that God willing I am going to try and make a regular practice (outside of any corporate setting). I believe … Continue reading Sing!