Difficult Prayers

Difficult prayers

If you’re connected with me on social media, you’ve seen a couple of my posts about #MayThe4thBeWithYou today. It’s a nerdy holiday and I’m a nerdy guy. I like Star Wars, but today there’s something more important happening besides a bunch of Star Wars fans enjoying a good pun in order to celebrate some fun movies. Today is the national day of prayer here in the United States. It’s a day where Christians all around the country gather throughout the day for prayer services and often the focus is prayer for our government both local and national.

While this it is very biblical to pray for our government (1 Timothy 2:1-4), I think sometimes this call to pray for governmental leaders often overshadows a harder and more important call to prayer. Continue reading

The Practice of Submission

100_0232In our culture submission is a dirty word. We fight for our rights and our freedom. We don’t want anyone to be over us. The problem is the life of a disciple is a life of submission. It is a choice to submit first to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and second to live in humble submission to other brothers and sisters in Christ. Lent is a perfect time in the liturgical calendar to reflect on the practice of submission because it was so perfectly exemplified by the one who has every right not to submit, Jesus Christ. I was given the opportunity to reflect on the practice of submission and Lent over at Restoring Pangea. I invite you to head over and read my post Submission – Realizing that I am Philemon.