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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...

December 7th, 2019 · by Tom Stuart · Overcoming, Relationship with God

“He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles.” Job 9:10 NLT

Sometimes the best thing we can do when feeling overwhelmed by our circumstances, as with Job, is to pause and meditate upon the wonder of God.

Simply considering that He is God and we are not, and that He can do what we cannot, puts things back into perspective and breathes hope into our souls.

It makes letting go and letting God seem very attractive and encourages us to do just that.

November 28th, 2019 · by Tom Stuart · Relationship with God

“LORD, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine. The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance!” Psalm 16:5-6 NLT

When it comes to counting our blessings, this is one of several heartfelt declarations of thanksgiving to God in Psalm 16 that make it an appropriate Thanksgiving Holiday Psalm.

May you and yours be enriched in your relationship with Him and one another as you count your blessings! 

November 22nd, 2019 · by Tom Stuart · Overcoming

“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12 NIV

This promise, spoken over the Jews living in captivity, is a classic offer of hope to all who find themselves yearning for deliverance from oppressive situations.

God in His mercy wants to encourage us that this too shall pass and better days are coming, when we “will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.” Malachi 4:2 NLT

If that image isn’t a day brightener, what about this? – The opening scene from “The Sound of Music” with Maria jubilantly singing “The hills are alive, with the sound of music . . .”

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.