The Spirit-filled Prayer Life

An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life…”A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego. The other is good […]

Prayer in the Mission Field

In mission work the Spirit of Darkness is heavy, the principalities, the rulers, the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places have taken hold. Death permeates the cities, the homes, the eyes of many people. We are entering regions where Jesus is not known. Prayer in these places requires the Holy Spirit’s power, sensitivity […]

Becoming a Kneeling Warrior

As a boy, I admired the confidence and conviction of Muhammad Ali, who is not a Christian but was deeply insightful regarding the mentality of effective fighters. Once, to psych out a challenger for the heavy weight title, Ali said: “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them—a […]

Can Rambo Learn to Pray?

Getting men to pray has always been a daunting task. I suspect that we men like to talk to God on our own terms. Plus, the whole notion of relational connection is always frightening to us. Although quite a number of men feel this way, many women also struggle with the notion of building lives […]