Category Archives: Character of God

Focusing your prayer time – A simple acrostic for prayer

Sometimes its easy to get distracted in prayer. I have used the simple acrostic PRAY to keep me focused. Praise. Repent. Ask. Yield. These four elements are essential in making our prayer time effective. Praise.  An essential element of prayer is praise. I like to remember to praise the who, what, and why of God.Continue Reading

The difference between wants and needs…

Perhaps you’ve heard God described as “Jehovah-Jirah.” That name means “The-Lord-Will-Provide.”  The Old Testament Israelites should have learned that lesson well.  For forty years they roamed the wilderness, while the Lord wonderfully provided precisely what they needed. However, they soon forgot that the Lord was daily providing their needs. Every morning God dropped the equivalencyContinue Reading

Who has known the mind of the Lord?

Creation helps us stand in awe of the Creator. His wisdom. His power. His strength. We are left to say with Job, “I know you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted” (Job 42:2). Few acts of creation do this as well as the vastness of the universe. The videoContinue Reading

God dwelt among us

Reading through the book of Exodus recently I marveled again at the story. After the Israelites were released from Egypt, and crossed the Red Sea they began to travel in the wilderness. God speaks to Moses and a tabernacle is set up for Him. After the tabernacle is anointed, Moses steps back and God stepsContinue Reading

God and Waiting…

Several years back our family vacation to Maine provided one of those unique opportunities to learn the fine art of waiting. With young kids we figured we could make the trip from Jersey to Maine in several days. Here is what we pictured: Arriving leisurely at the hotel in the afternoon, swimming with the kids,Continue Reading

God is not in a hurry…

Have you ever noticed that God is not in a hurry? Admittedly, often we are. Getting kids ready for school, rush hour traffic, and spilled coffee often have us scrambling to make up lost time. But not God. Simply put, He may take 40 days or 40 years. In God’s timetable there are no rushContinue Reading