The isolation of social distancing can be hard and lonely, but it can also become a hidden blessing…
Italy’s streets and piazzas are usually full of people, even in the evenings. But with the lockdown all that has changed. A ghostly calm and quiet has settled on the strangely unpeopled streets and towns.
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To truly walk to God’s heartbeat takes going against the current, and at times, even at great personal cost…
I want to walk to God’s heartbeat. Don’t you? Then why do we so often take the easy way out? Our early church fathers, the early missionaries, and even Christ himself purposely chose the hard way, the way of self-denial. They chose to follow God’s way – regardless of the cost and even when it made things harder. But we often fall into the tendency of pleasing ourselves. Or doing just enough to get by, don’t we?
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If you’ve walked with Christ for any length of time you have probably experienced dry spells. You pray, you read, you attend church, and seek fellowship. But it seems you’re just going through the motions and get little out of it. God seems far off, the heavens closed.
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Pray without ceasing. What an impossible task this seems! And while it is often said that Paul meant we should have an attitude of prayer, I think he also intended us to pray much more than we do.
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“Lord, teach us to pray,” the disciples asked. Not that they didn’t pray, all practising Jews did. But after being with Christ and hearing him pray they realized they didn’t really know how to pray as God desired. So they asked him to show them how.
“Lord, teach us to pray,” the disciples asked. Not that they didn’t pray, all practising Jews did. But after being with Christ and hearing him pray they realized they didn’t really know how to pray as God desired. Yet they wanted to.
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Taking a break can be refreshing in so many ways, especially during stressed, discouraging, or tiring times. Even enforced breaks, such as my recent blogging break was! What else could I do with no internet service?
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Do you ever feel like you’re losing focus? Doesn’t it seem, in our modern times, that it’s harder and harder to stay focused, with so many things clamoring for attention?
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