Praying about Glory gets bigger

Missions isn’t life’s number one goal. That might sound strange coming from me after four decades in mission work. But the great adventure and most urgent need is knowing Christ’s Glory. He is the point of missions, and the heart and will to declare him is shaped by...

Conversation about Glory

The Father, Son and Spirit aren’t living in separate rooms, absorbed in their own agendas. They are perfectly one, and their conversation about Glory is pure joy beyond anything we can imagine. That’s the joy we’ve been brought into! And prayer is the Lord’s...

Prayer Conversation Piece

The advantage of a familiar Bible verse is that we can repeat it easily, without much thought. The downside is that we can repeat it easily, without much thought! By using it as the nucleus of a prayer conversation piece we avoid mechanical repetition, and can enjoy...

Close-up conversation

God is always close-up, but it can sometimes feel like we’re praying from a distance. True, it’s not about how we feel; it’s about faith. But that doesn’t mean we have to settle for prayer as a remote faith routine. Prayer is close-up conversation, enjoyable for us...

Close-up enjoyment of God

Forgiveness did more than free us from the old; it freed us for the new: close-up enjoyment of God. He didn’t wave his scepter over us like a magical wand to change our status from sinner to forgiven. The high cost plan was Christ! We were “overwhelmed” by sin, but...