As leaders, we know that PRAYER is the heartbeat of life in Christ. But often, our vision of prayer can become lop-sided, leading to a heavy weight on our shoulders.
For my first 17 years as a Christian, I had a one-dimensional view of prayer. I thought prayer was a tool I was supposed to use to make God's kingdom come. So I would devote 6-8 hours a week in prayer meetings, interceding for revival and believing that unless I prayed, God wouldn't come. I thought that was what Jesus called us to.
But over time I learned to see something different in the prayer life of Jesus. The gospel of Luke highlights a way of being with God that is less about striving and more about attunement. It is true that prayer DOES require perseverance and devotion, but for reasons different than we think.
In today's podcast we explore the prayer life of Jesus and what that means for us today.
Over 25 years ago, I found myself in a crisis. I was a successful pastor with growing leadership influence, but my inner life with God was nearly non-existent. I almost lost everything.
Since then, my wife Geri and I have given ourselves to equipping leaders and churches to move from a shallow Christianity to real depth in Christ.
At Emotionally Healthy Discipleship, we’ve created pathways for you to experience transformation personally, with your team, and ultimately, with your entire church or ministry.
We can’t wait to take this journey with you!