Articles Tagged prayer

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Worshipful Invitations

by admin on October 23, 2012 in Guest List, Invitations with 1 Comment

Can you even imagine how much glory to God you can bring by praying over your guests by name? Not only would you be committing your invitations to God by focusing on Him while you make them, but you would also be preparing your guests to meet the Lord at your wedding in ways that only He can ordain. They might never know that you prayed for them, but I guarantee it will make a profound difference in their hearts whether they can attend your wedding or not.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Choosing a Venue

by admin on September 13, 2012 in Venue with No Comments

Where to have your wedding is a major decision that will provide the framework for many of your other decisions. Thus, securing a venue is typically an early decision in the wedding planning time line.

Although it’s a major decision, and often one of the first big hurdles to jump, try to look at it as a simple, three-tiered process of elimination.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Thought for the Week: James 5:17

by admin on August 5, 2012 in Faith, Thought for the Week with No Comments

“Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years” (James 5:17). Praying can feel futile when days, months, and even years go by without sight of a favorable answer.  I call these prayers long-term requests.  They…continued here

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Talking with God, Part I: Brokenness

by admin on November 7, 2011 in Faith with No Comments

To bring it back to the initial thought, brokenness presents a fork in the road, one direction leading away from God and the other to Him. Experiencing the pain of sin, the weight of futility, or the jolt of humility on the fork that leads to God evokes from us a need to cry out to God.

This is prayer!

Crying out to God is coming into His presence in full recognition that you need Him. It is a statement of faith that you believe He is real, that He cares, that He hears, and that He can help you. God yearns for our broken hearts to be given over to Him so that He can nurture us.

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18). Why does brokenness draw us near to Him? Because we finally see that we need Him. We finally acknowledge that we want Him. We are testing our faith in Him, giving Him an invitation to show up.

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