I had the pleasure of enjoying fellowship with a small group of women this weekend. We talked about “Mentor for Life,” the church and culture, learning how to love, and the importance of training leaders. Several questions came back to this basic concern, “I want to follow Jesus, and those around me want to follow Jesus, we just don’t know what to do about making disciples. We don’t know how to encourage or equip others to follow Jesus.”
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The most fundamental act of humility is prayer. Praying in faith gives us the opportunity to humble ourselves before the Lord. It allows for quiet contemplation, personal reflection, confession, and meditation on the Word of God. Prayer is releasing and it reminds us of God’s concern and his desire for intimacy with us.
1 Peter 5:6-7 [NIV] reads:
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Here are three simple prayers of humility to consider and practice:
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In Part 1 of this mini-series, I asked the question, “Can Christians be “addicted” to sin?” and presented my conviction, based on the definition of addiction and freedom found for the believer in the scriptures, that Christians cannot be addicted.
There are two critical reasons why I believe this position is so important:
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