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What is the best way to pray?

Prayer, like most spiritual practices, is subject to a spectrum of opinion and conviction as to how it is best practiced. Prayer in a word, means different things to different people. Typically we associate prayer with some form of communication and personal encounter with God....

Leadership Principles and Prayer

When the people cried out to Moses, he prayed to the LORD… Numbers 11:2 (NIV) Why is prayer often the great omission when it comes to discussion of spiritual leadership? In my humble estimation the topic of leadership is the most frequent focus of...

November 11th, 2019 · by Tom Stuart · Overcoming, Prayer

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, persistent in prayer.” Romans 12:12 BSB

This is one of those verses for all seasons. The kind of saying that can be affixed in a needlepoint, adorned in a frame, and hung on the wall where we are reminded of it daily.

Because He is the God of hope, no matter what our circumstances, He provides a way for us to face it, and navigate our way through it with grace and confidence.

And our prayer is the golden thread woven intricately throughout, that knits our heart to His, sustaining us and tracing a path to victory.

November 4th, 2019 · by Tom Stuart · Overcoming, Relationship with God

“Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” Roman’s 10:11 NIV

Choices. Dawn to dusk we makes dozens of them every day. From what to wear, eat, say, and do, to what to think and believe about ourselves and God.

The latter two choices of course are the most important and consequential, because at the end of the day they determine its ultimate success or failure.

Bottom line, choosing to believe and trust in the unfailing love of Jesus and truth of His word, will never be a cause for disappointment or regret.

October 28th, 2019 · by Tom Stuart · Overcoming, Relationship with God

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:2 NIV

There is a reason this is the most common greeting in New Testament epistles (nearly 75%). Truth be told it is what we all crave and desperately need, on a daily basis.

It encourages us that grace, the enabling favor of God, and peace, a calming rest that comes only from a sense of His presence, are undergirding essentials of our inheritance as children of God.

This simple greeting reminds us all to stay intimately connected to and dependent upon the source of every blessing, our Heavenly Father and His son our Savior.

October 16th, 2019 · by Tom Stuart · Growth & Development

“The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him.” Psalm 37:23 NIV

In the realm of religion, man tends to complicate with rules and regulations what God has gone to great lengths to simplify with a relationship.

As with most spiritual practices, the secret to divine guidance, according to this verse, is more about delighting to know and cling to the Guide than trying to navigate by principles and directives.

The easiest way to discover His will, and the greatest safeguard to staying on His chosen path, is by making it our daily priority to delight ourselves in the Lord, His love and care for us.

October 10th, 2019 · by Tom Stuart · Overcoming, Relationship with God

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.” Isaiah 43:2 ESV

God uses water and fire throughout the Bible as necessary passages of faith which not only prove His presence with us but also usher us into new realms of spiritual life and blessing.

This promise reminds us of God’s miraculous provision and breakthrough for all who face seemingly overwhelming circumstances.

The Red Sea, Jordan River, Nebuchadnezzar’s fiery furnace, and Jesus’ baptisms of water and fire all testify He’s using it for good to give us a future and a hope.