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God Changes My Mind, Not His

I can’t make God change his mind.   James 1:17 (ERV)) These good gifts come down from the Father who made all the lights in the sky. But God never changes like the shadows from those lights. He is always … Continue reading

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Simple Prayer

  God doesn’t listen better or answer faster because you use fancy words. Just talk. He’s listening.

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Captured Prayers

Smoke rising from burning incense–that’s how God sees our prayers. Revelation 5:8 (NIV) They were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. To us, smoke is here one moment, gone the next. But God captures … Continue reading

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God’s Wordless Answer

God doesn’t always answer us with words. Our keys were missing. We searched everywhere. And I prayed. In my mind’s eye, I saw our toddler pushing those keys through the grid of the laundry basket. I checked, and Praise God! There they … Continue reading

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Unexpected Answers

  Jeremiah 33:3 (GW) Call to me, and I will answer you. I will tell you great and mysterious things that you do not know.   You asked. You expect an answer. The answer can be even greater and more mysterious … Continue reading

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No Answer? The Answer’s No

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And God Answers . . .

  Why doesn’t God answer my prayers?     Yep, I say that a lot Maybe I’m asking all wrong Maybe I’m not listening Or maybe I already have his answer. In my Bible. When I wasn’t sure how to … Continue reading

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Where? What?

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.   If you’re somewhere doing something, and you just can’t make yourself pray– maybe you shouldn’t be there, doing that.

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Talk to God

How do you discuss everything with God, everywhere? You thank God for what is good: the beauty of nature, finding the lost item, a blessing for the driver who lets you into traffic.   You ask for wisdom in solving a … Continue reading

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How to Pray

  1 Thessalonians 5:17 (MSG) Pray all the time.     Life lived in conversation with God. All the time.

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