Tagged: praying

Tag: praying

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Breakthrough 

Our prayers can sometimes feel empty and powerless. Unknown to us could be unseen obstacles that turn God away from listening to our prayers. What could these be and how can we remove the blockages so that we can experience greater breakthroughs in our prayers?   See What stops answered...

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Jesus restores architect’s childlike faith

D went overseas to boarding school to study on his own when he was 10 years old and developed a spirit of independence. This eventually hardened his heart – until he submitted himself to be restored to an authentic child-like Father-son relationship with God. Praise God! I was taught to...

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Hatred has a purpose

Hatred seems inconsistent with a God who loves mankind immensely. Yet it is precisely because God loves us so much that He hates the evil attitudes and behaviours that keep us away from Him. Made in God’s image, we too have the propensity to hate. Hatred is a powerful “murder...

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Jesus heals consultant’s hidden wounds

K was growing in his faith but confessed to being emotionless. Here is his testimony of how God gently revealed the wounds that choked his emotions and healed his heart as he confessed his pain. Praise God! God emptied me completely before I could be filled with His love and...

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Mental disorders

God is the God of all hope who gives us joy and peace. He is not a God of confusion, fear and other mental afflictions. To the exclusion of God, this world prescribes various forms of pain relief and prescription drugs for those suffering from mental conditions. While this can...

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Jesus brings lawyer new life and confidence

S is a lawyer who worshipped idols and believed in superstitions as she attended church. As a result, the initial joy she experienced after accepting Jesus as her Saviour was stolen away. Here is her testimony of being renewed through prayer and learning her authority in Jesus Christ. Praise God!...

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Jesus redeems manager’s self-identity

L grew up with constant childhood rejection and comparisons that eventually caused him to reject himself. Here is his testimony of recognising the ways that led him to develop same-sex-attraction and experiencing the affirmation that he needed directly from Jesus. Praise God! I spent many years being chained by shame and...

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Jesus reveals spiritual blindspot to charity advisor

O was born into a Christian family and assumed her parents had all the answers on life and faith. Here is her testimony of realising that no human being can set the standard for perfect love, holiness and grace. Only God can. O has now learnt to worship her Heavenly...

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Abortion

There is nothing in creation, big or small, that God has not personally woven together. That includes every molecule and cell that forms our DNA. God knits each child in its womb, gives it a heavenly name, plans its life ahead, and cares intensely for it. The world, however, preaches...

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How God answers prayers

God hears every single prayer, even our unspoken ones. He faithfully answers each time we seek Him with humble hearts, with responses that are always affirming, instructive and comforting. Seldom are His answers just “yes” or “no”. That would make our relationship with Him much too boring. Our Heavenly Father...

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Workplace idolatry 

With feng shui, new age and other idolatrous practices so rampant, it is almost impossible to work in a place that worships God only. Before Jesus left His disciples, He prayed that we would be protected from Satan while we are in this world. Let us be “wise as serpents...

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Seeking solutions vs. God

It is natural to be cautious about anyone who wants to be our friend just for some personal benefit, especially if they know that we have the ability to improve their lives. But what if that person is us? We treat God the same way whenever we pray only when...

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What stops answered prayers

Our prayers are meant to be a fragrant offering to the King of kings. Instead, we can unwittingly bring the foul-smelling stench of toxic worldly thinking and stubborn hearts into God’s throne room. Some of us may not even be aware that past involvement in idol worship and witchcraft or...

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Pride

Jesus humbled Himself to die a painful death on the cross for our sakes. Because He took on this meekness, God exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above all names. God on the other hand, hates pride. There is nothing we can say, do or think that...

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Important mentoring principles: TIPS

TIPS is an acronym for mentors who are Transparent, Intentional, Praying and Strategic. It is an easy way to remember four important mentoring principles.  (See Chinese versions: 简体中文 > 基督徒辅导 | 繁體中文 > 基督徒辅导)   1. Transparent Mentors should be prepared to be transparent and vulnerable with other people. Sharing some of our own...