If you’ve been a Christian for more than a minute you’ve likely heard the phrase “pray without ceasing” but…What does it mean, Why should I do it, and How in the world is a busy woman supposed to find time to pray all the time? There’s good news – Praying without ceasing is easier than you think and you can pray all the time, even if you spend your day sprinting from one thing to the next. The following what, why, and 7 “how-to’s” will show you just how to fit praying all the time into each and every day.
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Have you ever wondered how you’re supposed to meditate on God’s Word? Well guess what, it’s easier than you might think. These 5 practical ways to meditate on God’s Word will show you easy ways to meditate on God’s Word. The good news is you can do them all at once, do one each day, or do all five throughout your day. That part is between you and God. Remember, meditation is about focusing your thoughts. That focus could be on scripture, attributes of God, recognizing His presence, praying Biblical truths, or worshiping the Lord. Meditating on Scripture provides some flexibility and can be easily woven into your busy life. The key is doing it.
Did you know that meditation is in the Bible? This often surprises people, but God’s Word reveals that it was God’s created intent for us to meditate on our Creator. If meditation is in the Bible then it’s important Christians know what it means to meditate on the word of God. This post will define what modern mindfulness meditation is, what the biblical meaning of meditation is, and then go to God’s Word to discover what meditating on God’s Word means. Meditation appears in Scripture at least 23 times and most of those references are in Psalms. Because of this we’re using Psalm 119 to answer our what is biblical meditation question. I pray this post helps shape how you use and value God’s Word. The Psalm 119 section is peppered with Bible study questions for you to answer as you read through this post or spend time later, meditating on God’s Word.
Stress, as experienced by most women in America, is a recipe for disaster. But what are you supposed to do when the stress in your life can’t be removed? Is there any hope of living life stress and anxiety free or at least a way to deal with it? The answer is yes! Currently, mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) is the solution of choice for dealing with and avoiding the damages of chronic stress. But …should something rooted in Zen Buddhism be pursued by Christians who are seeking to manage stress? Today we’ll compare the mindfulness approach to stress reduction with what the Bible says about stress.
Mindfulness is something you’ve likely heard of in some context. It’s become the hot way to fix all that ails us. From stress and anxiety to overeating – mindfulness promises to show us how to solve life’s problems. The question is, what is mindfulness and is it something Christians should partake in? This post will explore what mindfulness is, where it originates, and what God’s Word says about mindfulness practices. In John 8:31-32 Jesus said “if you abide in My Word, you are truly My disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” I pray you ask the Holy Spirit to reveal God’s truth as you prayerfully read this post.
An unknown author said “Memories were a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day” and in so many cases they are just that. If memories are a reprieve, how can we improve our memory and save the things we want to remember? Those are the questions we’re going to answer and provide solutions for today. If you’re ready to kick your memory making into high gear we’ve got: 7 easy ways to improve your memory and 7 fun ways to remember things.
There’s a quote about remembering God that I absolutely love. Ibn Ata Allah said: “He whose wealth or children distract him from remembering God is lost; but the one who remembers God experiences delights sweeter than the pleasure of food and drink.” Remembering God is so important but remembering all God’s done can be tough. God told Israel to use stones as a means of remembering all He did for them. While I don’t expect you to go stack rocks in your backyard each time God does something, we do need to remember God’s faithfulness, provision, and instructions.
If you’re breathing air into your lungs you’ve probably wondered, “what questions should I ask in x,y, or z situation?” Coming up with the right questions for the many different scenarios life throws our way can be tough. Enter this list of 108 questions. We’ve come up with good questions that’ll work no matter your audience. From fun to downright tough, we’ve got your question asking needs covered.