5.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Listening to God

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Reading the Bible is a key way we listen to God. The Word is alive and well. It may be ancient text but the words and lessons and truths are still very applicable to our lives. In Deuteronomy 8:3b NLT, Moses wrote, “…people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth … Continue reading 5.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Listening to God

5.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fruits of the Spirit — Self-Control

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is Day Nine of our nine-day study of the Fruits of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” Today, we’re looking at SELF-CONTROL. This is one of the most challenging fruits, isn’t … Continue reading 5.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fruits of the Spirit — Self-Control

4.19.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Opinions, Beliefs, & Iced Tea

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• If you want to get some strong opinions, or you’re just itching for an argument, then ask a Southerner their opinion on iced tea. Except for me. I’m the only Southerner who doesn’t like it (and yes, I really am a native Southerner… I have a birth certificate to prove it). But for the rest of the Southern community—the topic … Continue reading 4.19.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Opinions, Beliefs, & Iced Tea

4.3.18 Praise Prompt: The Danger of the Undercurrent

PRAISE PROMPT ••• As Christians, we are instructed to live our lives in a way that reflects the love we have for our Lord and Savior. From a textbook understanding of that, it sounds easy. We live in humble gratitude and obedience to the One who gave His life for us, then rose from the dead, promising us eternal life if we believe in Him. … Continue reading 4.3.18 Praise Prompt: The Danger of the Undercurrent

3.9.18 Praise Prompt: Living a Holy Life

PRAISE PROMPT ••• 2 Timothy 1:9 NLT says, “For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.” When we think of ourselves, I don’t think many would describe ourselves as holy. That’s not the first … Continue reading 3.9.18 Praise Prompt: Living a Holy Life

2.25.18 Prayer Prompt: The Miracle of Grace

PRAYER PROMPT ••• I love the word “grace.” It’s a simple word with a variety of meanings. The definition we focus on is “the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.” It’s the grace described in Ephesians 2:8-9 that inspired the name of this website. And you can barely hear the word without thinking … Continue reading 2.25.18 Prayer Prompt: The Miracle of Grace

2.24.18 Prayer Prompt: Knowing What God Wants

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Do you ever wish we had on and off switches for our brains? We are so loaded down with information! And the news? We are so bogged down with facts that have been blurred with opinion and diluted with speculation, it’s hard to know what’s true! My solution is to stop watching the news, but I know that not the best answer. … Continue reading 2.24.18 Prayer Prompt: Knowing What God Wants