One of the weaknesses that I can’t seem to overcome is procrastination, so I decided to see what the Bible says about it. The first hit on google is an article by Rick Warren titled Why do I Procrastinate? It simply shows that there are 5 reasons for procrastination: Indecision. “he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8) Perfectionism. “He who observes the … Continue reading 5 verses that may help you stop procrastination
Today the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the passing away of Jonah the prophet from our earth. I personally love Jonah so much that I wrote a book about him, and if you go through this blog, you’ll find so many posts about him. Instead of writing about him again, I’ll just offer that you download the book about him for free from this url (https://gumroad.com/l/Jpro), … Continue reading Jonah’s feast
The book is finally out! I am so happy to announce that the book is finally out. I’ve been working on it for a while now, and at last the book has seen light! What is in this ebook? (1) Meditations about Jonah: His personality, His actions, and His prayer. (2) What early Church fathers’ have to say about him. (3) Simple illustrations. How is … Continue reading Book Release – Jonah: The Inside Story
I am about to finish a new book about Jonah the prophet. It should be released on the 1st of February, just before the fast of Jonah, which is a fast observed by most Orthodox churches. The good news is you can pre-order it now! Some questions you might think of: Why would you write a book? Just write in your blog! Well, I have … Continue reading Preorder the new ebook, “Jonah: The Inside Story”
In my earlier in my Prayer 101 post, I tried stressing the point that prayer was never about the beauty of the words nor the length of prayer. Prayer is really as simple as a hug to a father; you can not hug your father incorrectly. There is no right and wrong to it. Each of us must really work hard to resist the urge to complicate it.
Don’t take pride in well-crafted prayers. Don’t apologize for incoherent prayers.
– Max Lucado
It is really funny, when you hear about a new trend in prayer, or people coming up with new techniques for a prayer. However much thought was put into the crafting of these methods, it is just not right! Jesus deemphasized the importance of the length and eloquence of the words when He said, “they think that they will be heard for their many words.” (Matthew 6:7)
I ended the post with a small exercise of praying the Lord’s pray (Our Father) every morning and every evening. For today’s post I will try to add a small bit (actually a huge one) to the exercise. We’ll add repentance!
My last post was about having a major goal this year, which is strengthen my relationship with the Lord Jesus through more prayer.
Today I decided to make a small gift for all the blog followers, which is an Excel sheet, which I made that tracks your progress on your goals for 2015.
Ready for a new year??
Did you choose a motto for this year, or perhaps a habit you want to build? This year I want to focus on “PRAYER”.
If I want to build a real relationship with God, the best way to do so is to start speaking more with Him; He is actually standing there waiting for my prayer. He said so in the book of Revelation, “Behold,I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” (Revelation 3:20)
If prayer will be my focus this year then I should start putting some thought about how to do it: