Chapters 23, 24 – Discovering God’s Purposes and Experiencing the Joy of Waiting

Pray First https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/how-do-i-wait-for-god So, the first thing that waiting on God means is this: before you make one peep of an effort to solve your own problem or hire a human agency, pray. Seek the counsel of God. What is his way to solve this problem and bring you out of trouble? It says in Psalm 106:13, Read More …

Chapter 15: Realizing the Struggle of Prayer

 “It is not a matter of time so much as a matter of heart; if you have the heart to pray, you will find the time“ – Charles Spurgeon http://www.philipkosloski.com/how-to-make-time-for-prayer-in-a-busy-schedule/ …..from Stephen Covey’s book First Things First. He explains how often when we create a daily schedule, we try to add things on to our busy schedule without Read More …

James 1:2-8 – Count it All Joy!

James 1:2: What does James mean by “trials of various kinds”? Temptations and snares (1 Timothy 6:9, Hebrews 12:4) Difficult circumstances (death, divorce, loss of job, sickness, etc) James 5:14; Social and economic persecution (James 2:6) God’s discipline (Hebrews 12:5-11). Can also be consequences of sin (addiction, jail, etc) Due to choices we make in Read More …