Growing in Spiritual Discernment

Instead of falling to temptation, the Father wants to help us with a strategy for finding true peace, inner quiet, rest, well-being, joy, spiritual energy, holy disengagement and so on. Read… Growing in Spiritual Discernment « Alan Fadling: Notes from my Unhurried Journey.

Guard Your Heart

No, you are not abandoned by God. No, your sin is not too much for him. Yes, he loves you even though you’ve been sinned against and have sinned grievously. Yes, he forgives you and will redeem you as his child. Know God’s promises to you in Scripture; he is the ultimate Keeper of yourContinue reading “Guard Your Heart”

Let Jesus Argue With Your Soul About Being Anxious

We should be slow to treat Jesus as if he doesn’t know what he is doing. He is not naïve in the way he deals with our anxiety. In Matthew 6:25-34 he tells us three times not to be anxious (vv. 25, 31, 34) and gives us eight reasons not to be anxious. Read… LetContinue reading “Let Jesus Argue With Your Soul About Being Anxious”

When You Are Mistreated

“Just about everyone is treated poorly at one time or another. But many people never recover from mistreatment. Whether or not they label themselves as “victims,” they allow hurtful experiences to disrupt their lives permanently. They use negative incidents as excuses for sinful or irresponsible behavior. Other people, despite being wronged, continue to let faithContinue reading “When You Are Mistreated”

My Easter Prayer

If you ever felt defeated, lost, betrayed, let down, you can understand how confused the disciples must have felt when Jesus lay in a tomb. They didn’t get it. But when they met Jesus after his resurrection, you can just imagine their elation. When the angel at the tomb announced to the women: “He isContinue reading “My Easter Prayer”

Killer Quake in Japan. . . A Sign of the times?

I read this post today… I don’t mean to create panic with forwarding his note but I think he’s got a point about what the Scriptures say. Our response?: it’s a call to pray… ___ Killer Quake in Japan. . . A Sign of the times? by Greg Laurie on Friday, March 11, 2011 atContinue reading “Killer Quake in Japan. . . A Sign of the times?”

“Away From Me” or “Well Done”? (New Year Thoughts)

Wow. Reading Matthew 7 is a good way to end off a year and start a new one. Verses 21-23 is a good wake up call for all Christians. 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my FatherContinue reading ““Away From Me” or “Well Done”? (New Year Thoughts)”

You Don’t Have To Be A Dog… or A Pig

Don’t be a dog. Nor a pig. “A dog goes back to its own vomit” and “A scrubbed-up pig heads for the mud.” (2 Peter 2:22) Peter wrote this in a letter to warn people of false teachers who were misguiding people away from truth. He was talking about how some people will hear theContinue reading “You Don’t Have To Be A Dog… or A Pig”

Your Prayers Not Heard?

What if it feels like God isn’t hearing our prayers? These are some possible hindrances to prayer. They will challenge you. They certainly challenged me. “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderfulContinue reading “Your Prayers Not Heard?”