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How and why you should combine your heart and growth goals
One of the characteristics of a well-designed goal is that it is the right thing to do. Setting a goal to do something, even a good thing, that is not the right thing draws us away from what we should really be doing. When it comes to our quiet times, it is no different. While
How to set powerful goals for memorizing scripture
Do you find memorizing scripture to be an intimidating idea? Sometimes the reason is not that we don’t know how, but that we don’t meet the challenge with the right degree of intentionality. Having goals for memorizing scripture is a powerful way to overcome the intimidation and grow your knowledge of the Bible.
3 weaknesses to strengthen in every quiet time
While our biggest weakness is the one that keeps us from the word of God and from bringing ourselves under God’s authority, there is more to deal with once we get there. When we are in the Word, there are 3 more key weaknesses that we should focus on when we come to the word of God.
4 ways confession helps you pray with integrity
We tend to avoid the confession of personal sin. Sin loves to stay hidden in the darkness and our flesh resists being honest about ourselves before God. But integrity is essential, particularly in our relationship with the Lord. In fact, it is not possible to pray with integrity without confession. Here’s how confession helps you
What does God want from your spiritual life?
When I was a new Christian, I was never sure what the goal of the Christian life was. I remember going to an evangelism course and hearing that evangelism was the only reason we were here. I wasn’t convinced. Not all of us are gifted evangelists, though we all need to do it. Fortunately, as I later discovered,
What relationships should be transformed by my quiet time?
We are inclined to think that we depend on others to change in order for our relationships to change. But the biggest relationship transformation comes when spiritual transformation comes to us. While we all have different relationships, we can focus on relationship transformation in our quiet time by focusing on in three key areas.
Recitation of memorized Scripture
If you haven’t already seen Ryan Ferguson’s recital of Hebrews 9-10, you should watch it. If you are interested in scripture memorization, this is quite inspiring. He’s also done a few others, including Psalm 22, this recitation of Psalm 25 and this one of Psalm 145. I previously posted some tips for memorizing scripture like
How to meditate on the word of God
Meditation is an often misunderstood practice. Many believe that to meditate means to empty your mind, but the scriptures teach that the opposite is true. Meditation is about filling your mind with the right thing to bring about increased holiness. But how do we meditate on the word of God?
What does it really mean to be Spiritual?
We are used to hearing people describe themselves as “spiritual.” What these people often mean is that they believe they are more than atoms and molecules, and that there is an immaterial part to them. They may even use some sort of spiritual exercise or discipline to cultivate their spirituality. However, according to the Apostle Paul, most people who say they