Growing in the YES of God

It’s finally here!  The long awaited Living Volume Two: Growing in the YES of God is now available in paperback eBook formats.


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Let Him Guide and Direct Your Pathway

God has a plan for each of us to fill, since He created us for a particular purpose. What honor it would bring Him if we would allow Him to fulfill that plan in us. He knows us better than we know ourselves. It is His joy to give us the desires of our heart. He delights in our happiness. If we would let Him guide and direct our pathway without resistance, or without first taking things into our own hands and creating problems for Him to resolve, we would experience more fullness of joy. “The ultimate object of our prayers should be for us to expect God’s leading and to allow His will to be done for us, with us, or through us.” Praying in the YES of God pg 38

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Desiring to Know the Heart of God

We pray because we desire to know the heart of God and to understand His will. We claim promises to be one with Him and His purposes. We pray because it opens our eyes to the unfailing, unconditional love of God, and because in turn we learn to love Him. It is a foretaste of heaven and plants within us the desire for eternal life.” Praying in the YES of God pg 38

The Absolute Necessity of Prayer

Our Savior exemplifies the absolute necessity of prayer. As we examine His prayer life we will increase our understanding of the components of prayer and the necessity of an ongoing commune with God, in Jesus’ name. So important to Him was prayer, often He would go without food or sleep in order to spend time conversing with His Father. He knew the effectiveness of His work depended upon receiving instruction for the day, and the guidance of the Spirit. 

No matter how busy our Lord was, He always took time to pray. Multitudes would follow and wait while Jesus took time to be alone to listen to His Father. But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.43 Jesus prayed and preached quoting from Old Testament scriptures. We, like Jesus, are to Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Praying in the YES of God Pg 53

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Personal Worship Time with God

Our personal worship time with God should include time in confession. It should be a warning to us if we are not in the habit of repenting and confessing our sins. God wants us to be specific in our requests and in our confessions. We should go before the Father and repent, asking Him to reveal our blind spots, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. “He waits with unwearied love to hear the confessions of the wayward to accept their penitence.” Praying in the YES of God Pg 79

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