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Prayer

Sleepless Nights

"Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches." (2 Corinthians 11:28 NIV) Like most pastors, I often wake up in the middle of the night thinking about and worrying over people in the congregation that I serve. I guess that...

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Exercise Your Soul

"Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come." (1 Tim. 4:6 NLT) Almost every morning for the last 25 years I have exercised my body. It is nothing too strenuous. It is just a light...

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Three Steps to Have Your Prayers Answered

Did anyone tell you there's no right or wrong way to pray? They're correct. But there is a wrong sense of conviction as we pray. When we ask God for blessings, we often use a mousy attitude. We request limited blessings. And imagine only what our human mind can hold....

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Waltz In

While I was praying, simple conversation with God, I found myself asking for something. Again. I thought, "I am constantly making requests! Wouldn't you think the Lord would get sick of that? I just waltz in, any time of the day or night I feel like it, and pray. I...

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What IS Prayer, Anyway?

What is prayer, anyway? Critics say it is a crutch. It is something the Christians do to make them feel better, because it is just that: Something they can actually do in a situation where they are helpless! Unfortunately I suspect that many Christians have only a...

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Dig Your Well

I visited a site with my uncle earlier this year at a rocky and mountainous region in Oyo state. We went there to supervise the job and to ensure that it was done to the satisfaction of the client.The operation we went to supervise was to bore a hole deep into the...

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Sleep in a Storm

Life is a ground of bountiful earth,Founded on the deep body of the sea.And the well of peace, joy and mirth,Lies in the root of the mind and spirit.If my time is as few as the hours of the day,And precious like the blood that flows in me,Then my precious gifts that...

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The Sermon

My pastor-son just texted me to say he would be preaching on Mother's Day. Now normally I am hungry to hear him preach. He lives 4000 km away, and I don't get to see him much. Especially not this year with COVID-19 halting all travel. But besides all of that, hearing...

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