Category Archives: PASSION Habits

Cultivating Your Prayer Life

In How Can I Cultivate Private Prayer, Joel Beeke’s third way to take hold of yourself is to speak with sincerity in prayer.  He notes Psalm 62:8 which calls for us to pour out our heart to God.  We cannot … Continue reading

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Cultivating Your Prayer Life

In How Can I Cultivate Private Prayer, Joel Beeke’s second way to take hold of yourself is to maintain the priority of prayer.  He notes Jesus’ commitment to prayer, and then asks: If the incarnate Son of God needed to … Continue reading

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Cultivating Your Prayer Life

In How Can I Cultivate Private Prayer, Joel Beeke challenges us to take hold of ourselves in seven ways to cultivate private prayer. His first point for this week is to remember the value of prayer.  He lists five values … Continue reading

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Cultivating Your Prayer Life

Following the introduction, Joel Beeke’s booklet, How Can I Cultivate Private Prayer, has two main calls: “Take Hold of Yourself” and “Take Hold of God.”  Each call has seven principles.  But before we get to them, this week I want … Continue reading

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Cultivating Your Prayer Life

Today we continue our way through Joel Beeke’s little booklet, How Can I Cultivate Private Prayer?  On p5, Beeke writes: Consider the tremendous potential of prayer.  It is nothing less than communion with the living God. I am trying to … Continue reading

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Cultivating Your Prayer Life

Our Sunday School class just finished two weeks reviewing the Biblical principles found in Joel Beeke’s booklet, How Can I Cultivate Private Prayer?  I can’t help but think that if I could just digest and apply these principles, that my … Continue reading

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Father of Glory

In Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:16-20, he approaches God as the Father of glory. God is our Father, and yet at the same time he is the God of all glory. In the Old Testament, God is often referred to … Continue reading

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Morning by Morning

Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. – Isaiah 50:4b This verse is found in the third Servant Song speaking of the coming Servant of the Lord, our Lord Jesus Christ. … Continue reading

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Thanking God for Himself

Today I want to thank God that he is: A Saving God – Isaiah 1:18 Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are … Continue reading

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The Discipline of Giving

The Men’s Discipleship Group at my church went through R. Kent Hughes book, Disciplines of a Godly Man this past year. It was a good study. One discipline Hughes focused on was giving. He calls for a disciplined understanding of … Continue reading

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