Jesus Has Not Left His Post

Today I have been thinking about the scripture that tells us that Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father. After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up to heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.  (Mark 16:19) In today’s world, that is chaotic, do you ever […]

Our Counselor, the Holy Spirit

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. John 14:16   Jesus promised His disciples that His Father would send the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, to them when He returned to the Father. The Holy Spirit would lead them into truth and teach them all […]

Our Counselor, the Holy Spirit

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. John 14:16   Jesus promised His disciples that His Father would send the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, to them when He returned to the Father. The Holy Spirit would lead them into truth and teach them all […]

Our Counselor, the Holy Spirit

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. John 14:16   Jesus promised His disciples that His Father would send the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, to them when He returned to the Father. The Holy Spirit would lead them into truth and teach them all […]

How to Read Scripture

I am often asked how to read Scripture. My response is to allow the Word to read you, to have the Word speak to you as a love letter from God the Father. When I read Scripture, I ask the Lord to speak to me through His Word and journal what I sense He is […]

Where is God?

I have been thinking about the questions I am frequently asked as a ministry leader: Where was God when I needed Him the most? Why does God feel so distant? Why should I count on God when He has let me down? So many good questions. I say good because our faith will never grow […]

Effective Prayer

  ‘The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power.’ – James 5:16 (Amp.) In the passage above, from the book of James, we recognize that prayer is a powerful weapon in the hand of every believer. […]

Pruning Can Be Fruitful

Sometimes we simply need pruning. Our season of life has shifted and we are holding on not wanting change. We know the grace has lifted and yet we cling to what we know even though this part of our lives is not bearing fruit. Perhaps one of these things fits your circumstances: Your job has […]

Guest Blog – I am the Villain

Our Guest for today’s blog is Elise Booz.  Elise has been an active member of Drawing Near to God Ministry for many years. She and her family are members of St. Andrew’s Church, Park Circle where she is also the worship leader.  And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, […]

God With Us

Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah would come and that His name would be Emmanuel, God with us. There are days when I wonder if God is preoccupied with more important things than me. Do you ever think that way? But then I remember His name, Emmanuel, God with us. The character of God is expressed […]