You can’t fit ministry into a box. The opportunity to bring heaven comes at the most inconvenient, unplanned and unprepared times. That’s difficult for a structured, “have my whole day planned out” person like me!
Wendi and I have been asked to participate in the Global Awakening Summit in Herrnhut, Germany this August, just a few short weeks away! We count this as an honor to pray and strategize with over 150 global leaders from over 25 countries.
Our primary assignment, outside of prayer and connection with those attending, is to teach the Ekklesia as it relates to corporate prayer. Those leading the event believe the Ekklesia message is the foundation of the vision and goals of the summit.
I came across a recent resource that briefly discussed prioritizing the new year with what I want to be thankful for by the end of it.
I never really thought about this before. Entering the gates of 2017 by creating milestones as to what I want to be thankful for by the end of the year sounded like a great idea.
For many years, I’ve made a choice to follow a Bible reading plan. I do this as an intentional and regular starting point to keep me in the Word on a daily basis. I do this reading digitally. I tried paper, but it doesn’t work out for me as well as having my Bible reading on all my devices, providing me greater flexibility throughout the day if need be.
Why do so many view the laws and commands of God as narrow and confining? This is far from the truth. On the contrary, the laws and commands of God are both liberating and freeing.
Now I realize we are New Testament believers and ceremonial laws are no longer needed for all who are in Christ Jesus. I’m referring to the foundational principle of God’s law, mainly the moral laws and commands of the Lord found in both the Old and New Testaments.
Hearing God’s voice is tricky so we need proper checks and balances that help us stay within the banks of what we sense God is saying. Without these checks and balances, we can make choices that have the potential to steer us in a direction other than God’s best. This not only impacts us personally but can also have great impact on those whom we love and lead.
Each year I determine which tools I’ll be using to pursue God more deeply and to reach the goals I sense He is speaking to me about.
I believe tools are essential for spiritual growth. Here is a brief list of the digital tools I use. Now I realize that you might use strictly paper and pen as your main tools for spiritual growth and in some ways I do too. But for daily Bible reading, journaling and goal setting I am exclusively digital.
Convergence House of Prayer begins each new year with a season of fasting and prayer. This year is no different. We are at the beginning of our 21 days of fasting and prayer.
In this post I am providing you a tool that is helping me to get the full benefit of my twenty-one days of fasting and prayer.