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Six Ways You Should Approach God’s Throne

 

 
How do you approach God in prayer? What mindset or spirit do you have as you enter into worship? This isn’t something I personally thought much about until about a couple of years ago. Nor did anyone teach me this as I learned how to pray. I was never intentional about mindfully getting myself in a good space – a holy space – before addressing God until I read Charles Spurgeon’s book “The Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life.” The opening chapter of that book completely altered my approach to prayer, literally, in that Spurgeon challenged me get very intentional about

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Small Group Prayer: 5 Tips for a Powerful Prayer Group Experience


 

 
Praying with a small group can be intimidating. However, if you can overcome those fears, praying with a small group can be a powerful prayer experience.

I have a group of three guys I used to pray with via phone every Wednesday. This has been one of the riches spiritual practices for I’ve ever had. If you’re not in a prayer group, I highly recommend finding or starting one. Following are just three of many reasons you should regularly pray with a small group. Plus, I have five tips that will help insure you have a fantastic

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The Power of Confession [Episode 15]

I remember the first time I got a serious virus on my computer. Out of the blue one day my computer began to malfunction horribly. Many programs wouldn’t run. I could not search for anything on the internet because pop-ups would cascade all over my screen. The virus wreaked havoc on my computer and took hours to cure. It was a miserable experience that was completely avoidable.

If I had only installed an anti-virus software, I could have avoided the whole mess. Fortunately, I lost nothing. I just found my life unnecessarily complicated. The time and productive frustrating. I find myself wondering after the experience, “How often does this same drama play itself out in my

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Repentance Prayers–How to Stop Recurring Sin, Part 1 [Episode 11]


 

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Sin Cycle

If you have a recurring sin that you can’t seem to escape, expanding repentance prayers by doing more than just asking for forgiveness can often break the cycle. When you understand that something is wrong (sinful), you pray that you will stop, and yet you don’t, then you have gotten trapped in what I call a sin cycle.
 
The danger of a sin cycle is that it can trap you spiritually from moving forward. You are like a man trying to walk down a path with one foot

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How to Care Daily for Your Spirit [Episode 10]


I am so excited to have interviewed pastor, consultant, and speaker, Rev. Michael Vinson on a presentation he had originally present as a keynote speaker at Montreat Camp and Conference Center.The topic, maintaining your spiritual health, is something we can all benefit from.

Just as you need to maintain physical fitness, you need to nourish and exercise your spirit. The Apostle Paul spoke about the need for and the value of training in godliness. My guest, Rev. Michael Vinson, in today’s podcast breaks down the nourishment of your spirit into three easy-to-apply inputs you need every day.  If you are

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ACTS Prayer Method, A Simple Key to Greater Breadth and Depth in Prayer [Episode 9]

Do you ever get in a dry spell with God?

You know…those times when you’re praying the same things over and over again? Or you’ve stopped praying altogether.

Or, do you find yourself at a loss for words only minutes into praying? Does your mind wander away?

All too often it takes a crisis to pull someone out the pit of these problem to they can come back to God with undivided attention. That’s a shame because waiting for a crisis is so unnecessary.

You have a better choice. Adopt a prayer model as a tried and true ladder to get you out of the pit. The ACTS prayer model is one of my

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