Prayer is an extremely important component of our Christian life but many of us struggle with prayer. Even Jesus disciples weren’t sure how to pray, asking him to teach them how to pray (Luke 11:1). Jesus replied by teaching the disciples what we call “The Lord’s Prayer.” Let's look at the components of this powerful prayer.
How Do We Seek First the Kingdom of God?
“Seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 This is probably a familiar verse, but what does seeking the Kingdom of God mean? How do we seek it “first”? Suzy reflects on these and a few other questions about seeking God.
What is Evidence of the Holy Spirit?
So what is the telling sign of the Holy Spirit's presence in the life of a Christian? Galatians 5:22-23 tells us “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."
Honor, Courage and Faith (Take Five)
In today’s Take Five, we’re going to revisit some posts on Trochia that deal with these themes. Whether you are looking for faith in our powerful God, courage to pray, strength to honor and follow Christ well, we hope that today’s posts encourage you.
God’s Love in Loneliness
Most of the time, I enjoy my single woman status, but once in a while, the loneliness of my singleness creeps in like a black cloud that hovers over a previously sunny day. But, in prayer I'm reminded that God wants relationship with me, and that Jesus considers us his friends (John 15:14-15). How incredible that this utterly awesome and mysterious One waits for us to stop long enough to say, “I love you, too.”
Slowing Down and Traveling Light (El Camino de Santiago de Compostela, Part 4)
As we neared Santiago, and the conclusion of this adventure, I realized that life is about the journey, not the destination. How often we set our eyes on the goal, and miss the incredible experiences between here and there. On our last day, as we left the countryside and entered into the large city of Santiago, the feelings were overwhelming.