Pray it Write

Prayer doesn’t always come easily to me. I often begin to pray with the best of intentions only to suddenly catch myself, a few moments later, daydreaming, thinking about a meeting, or anything else random that comes into my mind. Distraction can be a huge hindrance in our prayer life, and it was for me. […]

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Laying the Foundation

Recently the Lord spoke an incredible word of encouragement into my heart. What made it so incredible was that it articulated what has been my guiding principle of my personal life and ministry for many years. Let me share it with you: The disciplined life in the secret place sets the foundation for effective ministry […]

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Acquiring Oil

The oil of authentic relationship is bought at the cost of investing time and energy in the secret place. Acquiring oil is actively connecting with God. To have an attentive heart to what the Spirit is speaking to our lives and to be anointed observers of what He is doing involves cultivating faith that agrees […]

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Surprising Treasures

The Lord continues to speak to me from Isaiah 45. “I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.’ Isaiah 45:3 AMPC This text for me is rich with meaning. […]

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Deeper for His Purpose

‘There is a new sound in Heaven. Do not look back to the old, but let me give you the new anointing in your prayers for the outpouring of fresh oil upon the church.’ Prophetic Word I received 15 years ago In recent months, these familiar words have repeatedly came to my mind from several […]

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A Passion for God’s Presence

I hunger and thirst for intimacy with God. His Holy presence is my joy and delight. David expressed it beautifully. “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my […]

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Desperate for God!

Recently my thoughts have been on the topic of “Desperate for God”. As I was pondering these words, I felt the LORD speak to me and ask me “well are you?” It made me stop and I had to ask myself “AM I DESPERATE FOR GOD?” When we’re desperate for God, we become dependent upon […]

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