Living by Faith

The New Creation You (And How to Believe in It)

The “New Creation” you is the real you. You must believe in the new you. How will you ever become the person you know you are deep down, if you don’t become a believer in the new you? It is not as easy as you might think, because the first step is to STOP believing in the old you! We literally have to clear the way for the Lord. Otherwise we are liable to sabotage all of His efforts to bring…

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Success in Prayer - Glorious Liberty

Success in Prayer: Gaining the “Glorious Liberty”

Success in prayer comes two ways: changing the situation, or effectively changing yourself. I’ll gladly take either result! But why not go for both? This is about praying first for the Lord to effectively change you. Then, watching and waiting as He (inevitably) changes the situation. Most failed prayer concentrates on getting the Lord to change the situation first, as in “Lord, You’ve got to change this person or this situation RIGHT NOW.” Let’s turn that around and get more…

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Doing Nothing Can Be the Hardest Thing of All

Sometimes, doing nothing is the hardest thing of all. Derek Prince once said, “Ask a man to climb a mountain and he’s off before you finish talking. Ask him to wait at the foot of it and he can’t be found.” We hate to wait. We “die” if the line next to us moves faster. Let’s get on with it! Have you noticed, though, that waiting is not a small theme in scripture? Maybe we need to slow down and let…

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Adventure of a Lifetime

Adventure of a Lifetime? Don’t Shy Away!

Don’t shy away from the adventure of a lifetime. What adventure? Your own life! The Lord has plans to lead us into a life filled with passion and purpose, but the “keeper at the gate” is almost always a pesky, little demon of fear, making the next step seem too risky. God says that He has not given us “a spirit of fear, but power, love and a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). You can have one side or the…

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