Carrying a Prayer

Carrying a Prayer

When my daughter was born my church was having a small baby boom: three births within six weeks or so. Every Sunday after service people were available to pray for anyone who wanted it, and when my daughter was a few months old, I was in the prayer line next to one of the other new moms. Both our babies were sick, and we were bringing them up for prayers, blessings, maybe some moral support. The prayer team prayed for the other baby first, and one of the women laid her hand on the little girl and said, “Faith. That’s what I sense for her: she will be a person of strong faith.” When it was my daughter’s turn, the same woman said, “Strength. That’s what I hear God saying for her.”

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Do I Really Have to Take My Own Advice?

Do I Really Have to Take My Own Advice?

I haven’t done all that much spiritual teaching, not on any kind of a consistent basis, or in an organized format. Now that I am in the process of publishing a devotional. It’s just starting to hit me that now this applies to me:  "Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly." James 3:1, ESV

 

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The Responsibility of Hospitality

The Responsibility of Hospitality

The dictionary defines hospitality as: "the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers."

The Bible tells us in Hebrews 13:2 “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.”

Some receive this mandate of hospitality with some resistance.  Including me.  We think of dinner parties and events and cooking and cleaning and shopping and scurrying around like a crazy person. 

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