Step out in faith

Dear friends of Drawing Near Ministry, Are you aware that behind the scenes of this ministry is a team of Intercessors praying for each of you, for our community of women, and for the spread of the Gospel nationally, resourcing and equipping women? And it’s happening! This week in our prayer time, I had a […]

Giving Thanks through Worship and Praise

HOLIDAY REPOST Happy Thanksgiving! Today is a beautiful day that has been designated for giving thanks. It is also important to remember, though, that we do not need to wait until a Thursday in late November to give thanks to God! Let’s look at the account of Paul and Silas and how their praise and […]

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 […]

Slaves to Righteousness

You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. Romans 6:18   In our post-modern world today, truth is not absolute; there is no definitive right or wrong. Today’s society might view Paul’s position – either you are a slave to sin or a slave to righteousness – as narrow-minded. History […]

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 […]

Slaves to Righteousness

You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. Romans 6:18   In our post-modern world today, truth is not absolute; there is no definitive right or wrong. Today’s society might view Paul’s position – either you are a slave to sin or a slave to righteousness – as narrow-minded. History […]

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 […]

Slaves to Righteousness

You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. Romans 6:18   In our post-modern world today, truth is not absolute; there is no definitive right or wrong. Today’s society might view Paul’s position – either you are a slave to sin or a slave to righteousness – as narrow-minded. History […]

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 […]

Praise & Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Earlier this week I posted Give Thanks In All Circumstances suggesting we all start a grateful journal. I encourage you to read that post and the Thanksgiving “challenge”. While today is a special day of giving thanks, we must remember that it is not the only day to give thanks for all that […]