How intimate is your relationship with Jesus? “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing” John 15:5. The cultivation of our prayer life is indispensable to developing a fruitful relationship with Jesus. To know how to pray and pray effectively is one of the greatest rewards of the Christian life and should be the aim of every believer. I trust these five encouragements to prayer will bring you closer to the realization of just how precious is the privilege of prayer.
I imagine there is a little bit of larceny in all of us - all of us that is except for Gilroy the Storyteller. Gilroy is the primary character in my book Imagine Lost a Leprechauns Chronicle. Because I’m excited about Gilroy and all that he has to offer us by way of visualizing the unseen realities of the world around us I thought I’d share a few words from his diary. While he was somewhat resistant at first he soon relented, especially once he realized that through his sharing an innocent child might be saved from the uncaring world of academia.
We can’t run away from our problems the world simply isn’t big enough. However, just because problems are here to stay doesn’t mean we need to succumb to their unyielding ways. And “Yes,” as the Apostle Paul proclaims, it is possible to live a contented life in a world divinely twisted with problems.
What is the nature of a believer? In other words, who are we? Outside of biblical theology there really is no sustainable answer to these questions. Incidentally, whenever I mention the phrase, “a believer.” I’m speaking of those who have place their faith in the person of Jesus Christ. “Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” John 14:6.