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Chutes and Ladders

Most of us played a game in childhood called “Chutes and Ladders”  (or perhaps “Snakes and Ladders”?).  All players start in one corner of the game board with the objective of getting to another corner of the board along a meandering path.  Along the...

Trusting God

The chorus of an old hymn begins with “Trust Me, try Me, prove Me says the Lord of Hosts.” The words reflect God’s challenge to His people in Malachi 3:8-10. In those verses God challenges His people to trust Him, bring Him their whole tithe, and to discover that He...

Walking Among Immortals

A good friend of mine recently sent me an excerpt from a C.S. Lewis’ sermon called “Weight of Glory”.  In this sermon, Mr. Lewis admonished that every person who comes into your presence is immortal.  Whatever you think of them, this is an immortal: a person...

A Blank Check

Have you ever given God a blank check? Imagine signing a check that says “Pay to the order of God.” Then, instead of writing in some dollars and cents, you leave those lines open. God gets to fill in what He wants. In a sense, when we come to Christ and receive His...

Now More than Ever Prayer Guide Day 40

1 Timothy 2:1-6 First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is good, and...

Now More than Ever Prayer Guide Day 39

1 Timothy 2:1-6 First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is good, and...

Now More than Ever Prayer Guide Day 38

1 Timothy 2:1-4 First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is good, and...

Now More than Ever Prayer Guide Day 37

1 Timothy 2:1-2 First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. Proverbs 21:1...

Peace of Mind and Heart

Charlie Johnson was my boss and occasionally he would call me to come to his office. But I was in Columbia, Missouri, and Charlie’s office was thirty miles away. Still, when he called, I stopped what I was doing and drove those miles—with great peace of mind. Don’t...

Now More than Ever Prayer Guide Day 36

1 Timothy 2:1-6 First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is good, and...

Now More than Ever Prayer Guide Day 38

1 Timothy 2:1-4 First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is good, and...

Now More than Ever Prayer Guide Day 37

1 Timothy 2:1-2 First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. Proverbs 21:1...

Peace of Mind and Heart

Charlie Johnson was my boss and occasionally he would call me to come to his office. But I was in Columbia, Missouri, and Charlie’s office was thirty miles away. Still, when he called, I stopped what I was doing and drove those miles—with great peace of mind. Don’t...

Now More than Ever Prayer Guide Day 36

1 Timothy 2:1-6 First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is good, and...

Now More than Ever Prayer Guide Day 34

1 Peter 2:11-14 11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and...

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