Posts Tagged "Devotions"

Thirty-Six Ways To Improve Your Daily Devotion

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in The AWH Blog | 0 comments

Thirty-Six Ways To Improve Your Daily Devotion

There is no question about the importance and value a daily time spent with the Lord in prayer and the study of his word. I believe this is one of the most critical keys to almost every part of life. A daily quiet time is an incredible source of wisdom, strength, encouragement, direction, and on and on. So it makes sense that every believer should excel in this daily discipline. But for most of us, our desire to excel with these devotions far exceeds our knowledge of how to do so. And there are few places to turn for help. Most contemporary books about devotional life are either very shallow...

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Ten Seconds to a Better Day

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in The AWH Blog | 0 comments

Ten Seconds to a Better Day

The importance of spending some extended time with the Lord each day as a part of our abiding with Christ cannot be overestimated. According to God’s word, that time is a key to wisdom, discernment, and joy. But this post is not about that. This post is about a “quiet time” before the “quiet time.” What if there were ten seconds that determined the direction of your day? While it is little known, it is impossible to refute that one’s attitude and focus is determined by one’s decisions. If a person makes a decision to be miserable, depressed, and angry then he will find no obstacle preventing...

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Why is He Praiseworthy?

Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 in The AWH Blog | 0 comments

Why is He Praiseworthy?

In a previous post I shared that I start my devotion times by writing down a sentence or two that bring praise and honor to the Lord. This is the best way to begin any prayer time, but especially one as important as your daily devotional prayer. Praising the Lord for his beauty and character reminds us that the center of the universe is not you and me. It is God! What a helpful reminder to keep our prayer times from becoming a self-centered gripe session or merely a long wining about what we wish God would do for us. This may be hard to do in the beginning, but once you get used to starting...

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5½ Key Ingredients to a Life-Changing Morning Prayer

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in The AWH Blog | 0 comments

5½ Key Ingredients to a Life-Changing Morning Prayer

Few things are as important as having a good devotion time each morning with the Lord.  For most of us that devotion time consists of two things:  Bible study and prayer.  But how do we keep the prayer time from running into a rut?  How do we keep the prayer time from becoming no more than a reading of our laundry list of requests?  How can we have a quality, life-changing time with the Lord each morning? I have discovered five and a half key ingredients to this kind of significant prayer: 1.  Praise The focus of our prayer is not ourselves; it is the Lord!  Begin with a word of praise. ...

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Are You Being Deceived By Your Own Good Intentions?

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in The AWH Blog | 0 comments

Are You Being Deceived By Your Own Good Intentions?

A few months ago, I read EntreLeadership, another really good book by Dave Ramsey.  The brief book focused on leadership specifically in the arena of small business.  And while I’m not really a small business leader, I did learn much about leadership in the home and in my ministry.  But that isn’t what this post is about. Dave shares the method he uses to get his team members to do some self-evaluation at the end of each week.  He requires his people to take a clean piece of notebook paper and write across the top what their compensation was for the previous week.  Then they are to...

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