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Hindrances to the Gospel: Speaking Before Greeting

I chuckle at myself when I remember my early views of sharing the gospel. At a young age, I knew I needed to share Jesus with my peers. My methodology was misguided. Instead of asking my friends if they wanted to hear about Jesus, I held them hostage.

Hindrances to the Gospel: Self-Defeating Prophecies

There is more to a person that meets the eye. Before we speak, a person has already had several conversations (internal and external). When we meet a new person ready to share the gospel, we are expecting them to “receive” what we say instantly. We expect them to believe that God loves them and has an amazing future for them. We are disappointed when our words are discounted.

Do You See God as Father?

Do you see God as Father? I would be able to tell based on your prayer life. From experience, difficult times reveal what we believe. I learned that my perspective of God was skewed. Here are a few inaccuracies I believed about God:

Are You Really Whole?

I was looking at my Facebook feed and saw a story about someone who experienced gross trauma. They shared the depths of their experience and then used it as a way to lead into their business proposal. I admire their courage for sharing because they shared some deep...

Prayer Gives Us Daily Assurance

Do you have assurance in your prayers? As I pondered this question, I thought about the witty character, Mayhem, in the Allstate Commercials. Mayhem demonstrates what happens in various, unexpected scenarios. Mayhem is destructive and humorous, but his purpose is to encourage people to make sure they have insurance in case he strikes.

How to Navigate Noisy Environments to Pray

Have you ever wondered how to pray when life is noisy? Early on in my prayer journey, I felt that prayer could only take place in quiet environments. I felt that if I went to the same room in my home daily and committed to a time of prayer that I would be uninterrupted.