Giving Up the “Gimmes”

Giving Up the “Gimmes”

The Word of God tells us much about asking for things in prayer. The Lord’s Prayer says; “give us this day our daily bread.” James 4:2 says; “You have not because you ask not.” Consider Luke 11:9; “So I say to you, ask, and it will...
Giving Up the “Gimmes”

Prayer That Avails Much: Praying Effectively

I have a feeling that if I were a dog I would be a bulldog. If a bulldog gets hold of something in his vice grip jaws he simply will not let it go. When a person is like that it is sometimes called “stubborn” on the negative side or “tenacious”...
Giving Up the “Gimmes”

Praying the Word of God

I was in a hotel room in Elyria, Ohio on an overnight business trip sometime during the winter around 1979. My company had assigned me what turned out to be about a four month project requiring me to spend one to three days a week in the Elyria-Lorain area near...
Giving Up the “Gimmes”

Prayer of Agreement: Don’t You Agree, God?

I would like to have everything in my life just so. Easy. Convenient. Smooth running. The best parking space just as I pull into the grocery store parking lot. Friends who are always there for me. A church that is always there for me. Finances that are always there...
Giving Up the “Gimmes”

Powerful Prayer – Prayer That Sings

Who can doubt how powerful music is? For both good and bad, music affects and influences us at very deep levels. Music sets the mood and so often molds our emotional state. Whenever I hear the 1812 Overture played at a Fourth of July celebration just as the fireworks...