Home
Email  |  My Account  |  Donate
phil1 6 sidebox

ARTICLE

Is Pessimism Bad for the Brain? by Caroline Leaf

AUDIO

Your Walk, Work, and Words by Bob Yandian

VIDEO

Going to the Next Level: A Focused Life by Karen Salisbury

DEVOTIONAL

Today's featured devotional...
childreadingbibleOften, when we read the Bible, we make it our aim to read as much of it as possible in one sitting. But I want to suggest you do something very different. The next time you read your Bible, instead of reading as much as you can as fast as you can, read very slowly. Determine in advance that it doesn’t matter how much you read 
– but how deeply you read. Set your heart not on gaining information but on getting revelation.

Certainly, Bible study is very good and the Word itself admonishes us to “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Tim. 2:15) But you must distinguish between Bible study and drawing near to God. When you are studying, your mind is searching for information. When you are using the Word to fellowship with God, your heart is seeking to relate directly to Him.

Begin by choosing a passage of scripture. Then purposely, and by faith, come quietly and humbly before the Lord. Let your heart become aware of the fact that He is there with you and in you. Read slowly and carefully, word by word and phrase by phrase.

Resist the temptation to rush ahead and read the whole passage. Instead, turn inward and become aware of your heart’s response to what you are reading. As you do, you will become aware of the quickening of the Holy Spirit upon some words or phrases. It will seem as though God is touching you through them.

When that happens, you may want to lift that portion of the scripture to the Lord in prayer. Speak it out to Him and say about it whatever comes to your heart to say. On the other hand, you might be led simply to read it again and again, holding it and imprinting it on your heart. Mentally, you might not understand exactly why the Holy Spirit is emphasizing it so much, but that doesn’t matter. Just trust your heart and follow Him.



Copyright © Lynne Hammond Ministries
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Author Select

Author/Speaker:        
login

Partner Letter


To sign up for cfaith's monthly Partner Letter, click on the "Subscribe" button above.

Follow Us

About Us

The online ministry of cfaith has been helping people discover faith, friends and freedom in the Word since 2000. Cfaith provides a unique and comprehensive collection of faith-building resources for the worldwide faith community.

At cfaith, you can strengthen your faith and deepen your understanding of the Word of God by digging into the vast collection of teaching articles, streaming audio and video messages, and daily devotionals. No other website offers such a unique and extensive collection of spiritual-growth resources aimed at helping you grow in your knowledge of the Word.

Read More...

 

 

Support Us

Why support cfaith?


(All contributions are 100% tax deductible)


SUPPORT CFAITH WITH ONE CLICK!

For every Internet search you make using
goodsearch, cfaith will receive one penny!

GS Logo 250x38

Contact Us

Business Hours:


Monday—Friday: 9 a.m.—5 p.m. CST
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Phone:

(763) 488-7800 or (800) 748-8107

Mailing Address: 

CFAITH.com
9201 75th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

 

Login Form

Please ignore the “Secret Key” field; it is not needed to log in to cfaith.

Login Change Article

Spring360x442
You need to enable user registration from User Manager/Options in the backend of Joomla before this module will activate.