The most powerful form of prayer is pre-emptive prayer, the sort of prayer we pray ahead of time. Yes, God will show up in a crisis. But how many people treat prayer like a last resort instead of their first point of contact?
Many people who call themselves Christians are not, in fact, living the life of victory that Jesus came to give them. Somehow, the promise of victory just isn’t happening in their lives. Something has to change.
Each of us has a God given gift or ability, something that we’re able to do better than just about anyone else. But when we run into opposition and trials in life, sometimes the first thing we want to do is stop using that gift.
Many people who follow God make the mistake of thinking that their relationships with other people can fill the void that can only be filled by God.
Turning something good into something bad is something Christians seem to do very often. We react to God’s blessings by essentially rejecting them. God deserves our respect and reverence because He is God. But when we idolise our own creations, it’s like we are slapping God in the face.
We can so easily fall into idolatry. Not only do we choose to ignore God, but we also justify our behaviour to ourselves.