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Posted 12/3/13 at 2:17 PM | Larry Dozier
During my college days, one night I drove a group of students home after we had finished our weekly Bible study and fellowship. The first person I dropped off was an attractive nursing student. I told the others in that I would walk her to her door and be right back. When I returned to the car, the rest of the passengers in my car were furious, telling me that I had been gone more than an hour! I was shocked, because it seemed to me that I had been gone only a few minutes.
Why do I find that it is so easy talk to friends for hours, yet so difficult to talk with God for just an hour, I thought? In the garden of Gathsemane Jesus said to Peter, James and John, “Tarry ye here and watch with me” (Matthew 26:38). However, when Jesus returned, He found the them asleep and said to Peter, “What, could you not watch with me one hour?” (Matthew 26:40). Following this, Jesus gave them the command to watch and pray. Just as these men found it difficult to spend an hour in prayer, in our lives today it can be a challenge to spend an extended period of time in prayer too. At a later meeting, I asked my Bible study attendees to break up into small groups and we would pray for one hour. Most of them had never prayed for a solid hour and wondered what it would be like. And after they had prayed for an hour, they were so encouraged that the entire group wanted to do it again. This group benefited from an outline that divided the hour into 12, 5-minute segments, each with a specific prayer focus. Here is the outline they followed: FULL POST
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Posted 10/25/13 at 11:55 AM | Larry Dozier
When you disagree with someone, how do you respond? Do you act as if you know it all? Are you dogmatic? Or, are you open minded, patient and kind to what others have to say? I’ve found that the Bible has a lot to say about our attitudes toward others, adversity, conflicts and other types of difficulties.
This article is about six (6) biblical reasons why God allows adversity and difficulties in our lives. The one mentor that has influenced me the most in this area is Bill Gothard. I am deeply grateful for his wisdom and teachings over the past 30+ years! Most of the insight that I share in this article came from Bill Gothard and his “Supplementary Alumni Book Volume 7, 1981, Understanding the Winds of Adversity”. Thank you Bill!
Luke 18:1 states, “… Men ought to pray and not faint…”
Proverbs 24:10 says, “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.” FULL POST
Posted 10/10/13 at 11:54 AM | Larry Dozier |