I was awoken last week in the middle of the night and given a conviction that I needed to pray very specifically for a certain situation. The next morning, my wife and I spent time praying together about the issue.

As Christian, we do not often see quick and direct answers to prayer. But this time, we did. We saw an almost immediate change.

It felt so encouraging. And it reminded me to push past the seen into the unseen world...God’s kingdom, the spiritual realm etc... more often in my life.

There is something so simply about what it is to be a Christian. It is to learn to pray, and to develop a conversational relationship with God in and about our lives and to respond to his leading.

This week, place a special emphasis on trying to pray, listen and to respond to God

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 - Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

 Philippians. 4: 6-7 -Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Romans 12:12 - Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Grace & Peace,
Brad Swope

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