Praying towards a new name

Just back from the Global Harvest Prayer Room (thirty steps from the Wingspan door) where this morning’s prayer focus was Chiangmai. We were drawn to Isaiah 62 where the Lord promises Jerusalem a new name: you will be called by a new name. (2) There would actually be...

Micro pray-ers, mega outcomes

Prayer is too valuable to be driven by duty (“because I must”) or tied to mood (“if I feel like it”); it’s a grace and service of the heart. Three great motivations keep us growing as pray-ers: 1. The Lord enjoys it. 2. It deepens our enjoyment of him. 3. It’s our...

Presence & plainclothes priests

The apostle Peter captures this dual truth for us in two verses: we are the Lord’s spiritual house AND his holy priesthood 1 Pt 2:4-5. It’s his residing presence in us by his Spirit that gives our priestly lifestyle its intimacy (close-up knowing of him) and urgency...

Restful urgency

Last week we returned to Thailand after a hectic three months in Cape Town. We had shaped a to-do list that was never going to squeeze into our ninety day box. So, apart from a small block of get-away time in the middle, we were facing an impossible chase to tick all...

Make the most of the view

Try to imagine our sensory experience after we’ve been “raised in glory” . While the images might be exciting, they are probably small and bland compared to what is actually waiting for us. If the glory of the Eternal Day exposure to Jesus was shown to us now, the...