Tagged: prayer

Tag: prayer

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Attaining God’s abundant life for us

Jesus came to give us abundant life and promised all His followers an abundance of knowledge of God’s Kingdom. At the same time, we are told that we will share abundantly in Jesus’ suffering and comfort too. How do we reconcile these seemingly opposing truths?   John 10:10 ESV  The...

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10 thought patterns that breed anxiety

Fear, anxiety, and striving are signs that we may be drifting too far away from God. When we follow the Holy Spirit closely, we will experience great joy and peace. We can rest in the knowledge that the One who knows all our tomorrows will lead us safely and assuredly,...

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Jesus reveals hidden pride to risk manager

L struggled with a vicious cycle of family conflict in spite of her best efforts at being a model Christian at home. Through prayer, the Holy Spirit revealed to her that she had built a defence mechanism of pride and control in order to compensate for a sense of rejection...

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Jesus frees manager from family curse

K had been on a journey of renewal and restoration from past relationships when God led her into deeper healing over hurts from a family business dispute. The Holy Spirit revealed the stronghold of a generational curse. As she forgave the relatives she felt betrayed by, K felt her heart...

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Testing our hearts for a healthy fear of God

A good and healthy fear of God brings immense blessings. It is the lack of fear, or even an exaggerated fear of God, that can destroy us. God is capable of incredibly tender and loving patience. At the same time, He is capable of intense fiery judgment. Just consider the...

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How our conscience can be misled

Every human heart has been implanted with a God-given conscience. Even as toddlers, we instinctively know that we should not lie, steal, or abuse others, as written in the Ten Commandments. Yet the Bible also warns us that our consciences can be misled or even killed off by “deceptive spirits...

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Jesus gives prayer counsellor a new heart

D lovingly served others but felt incapable of being compassionate towards her own mother, until she sought God and received numerous revelations. As she repented for judging her mom, Jesus gave her a heart of flesh which brought about greater restoration and blessings on her own family. Praise God! For...

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Godly and ungodly uses of imagination

Our imagination is a God-given gift. It gives us the ability to create new ideas or images beyond what we have seen. Mankind’s first task required great imagination; Adam was asked to think of a name for every animal and bird God created. The Bible shows that the first person...

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The need for emotional self-awareness when following Christ

Most of us believe we are first and foremost, rational human beings. Yet it is physically impossible to have any rational thought without first experiencing an emotion. Neurological research has shown that every sensory input goes through the emotional centre of our brain before reaching its frontal cortex, which controls...

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Jesus softens businessman’s heart

L spent his life being very self-reliant and struggled with connecting with his Heavenly Father in his heart. Jesus revealed the emotional wounds and sins in his heart that had created blocks between God and him, and led him on a new path with a softened heart. Praise God! I...

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Jesus shows project manager His acceptance

C grew up with a subconscious vow to prove herself to her mother, without realising the destructive effect this inner vow had on her relationship with her boyfriend. As she sought the Holy Spirit’s counsel through prayer, God showed her that she didn’t need to prove anything to anyone and...

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Understanding what love is and what it isn’t

What is the most important God-given empowerment? Miracles? Healing? Prophetic gifts? Supernatural strength? Speaking in tongues? God’s Word explains that it is love. We can be surrounded by songs, movies, and ideas about love and yet not know how to practice the purest form of love. What does God, the Originator...

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How our hearts subconsciously block God out

Many Christians ask the question, “How can I grow close to God and hear Him speak to me clearly?” We may try for years and yet find we cannot hear God’s voice, see His face, or genuinely understand Him, no matter how hard we try. We begin to think that...

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Jesus frees entrepreneur from lies

V sought to build his significance through his career and nearly lost his soul in the process. After a sudden sickness and painful divorce, God gently guided him back on a path to identify the lies in his heart, heal his fears and emotional wounds, and set him in a...

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Keeping our hearts pure as we serve others

Jesus came to serve others, not to be served. Serving others as Jesus did requires deep humility. Would we be willing to obey, for example, if God called us to stoop before a traitor and humbly wash his feet, as Jesus did for Judas Iscariot? Serving others tests our faith...

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Breaking the curse of low self-esteem

Low self-esteem is rooted in the anxiety of not feeling good enough. No one is born with low self-esteem. It is a self-debilitating condition developed from childhood as a result of feeling unappreciated, undermined or misunderstood by authority figures, mostly parents. When our spirits are crushed by those we look...

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Tattoos defile our blood and temples

Our skin, the largest organ of our body, has the important function of protecting internal organs and regulating body temperature. God created our skin to be a defensive layer. He meant it for good. Yet today, there is a trend to puncture and inject it with coloured inks, irreversibly contaminating...

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Jesus liberates consultant’s self-image

J had given in to worldly ideas of how to succeed in relationships and in life, and unknowingly suppressed his spiritual gift of mercy in the process. Through a renewal prayer, God showed him his true identity in Christ and the freedom that comes from following God. Praise God! Freedom....

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Jesus frees counsellor from shamanic curses

W struggled with unusual emotions that were beyond her control. She subsequently reached out to some friends for prayer. The Holy Spirit revealed the roots for some of these emotions as God delivered her from unseen spiritual bondages that came as a result of shamanic curses. Praise God! I was...