By Jerry MacGregor
Useful Steps to a Deeper Faith
Sometimes religion calls for motion. This sensible booklet provides Christians rules for a way to regulate their hearts to catch up with to God.
Each bankruptcy features a designated problem and a short rationalization that places the problem in context. routines comprise acts of provider to others, prolonged prayer, Scripture reminiscence, fasting, an afternoon of gratitude, media fasting (no television or Internet), evangelism, and lots more and plenty extra. The demanding situations are wide in scope, permitting individuals with various character varieties and studying kinds to learn from them.
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After you spend some time studying the word love, pray—and thank God for his love for you. ___ Check here when you have completed today’s God Challenge.  —ANNIE DILLARD For millennia, the people of God have sought him in prayer. Not only in moments of need, but in a scheduled sort of way. Whether it is a weekly prayer meeting, a daily quiet time, or short prayers throughout the day, a rhythm of prayer helps keep us on track. Jesus grew up following the Jewish custom of praying this prayer twice a day: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one” (Deuteronomy 6:4).
The Bible is very clear that fasting is a practice that is to be combined with prayer. The idea is to voluntarily abstain from food or from something else in order to focus on God and be “fed” by his Word and by prayer. TODAY’S CHALLENGE Today, your challenge is to try a very simple form of fasting. Instead of eating lunch during your lunch break, spend the time reading a couple of psalms, then take a bit of time for prayer. Perhaps you will want to focus your prayers on a specific situation you’re facing where you feel you need God’s help.
I do this on a regular basis, and I can tell you that I’ve found much more peace in my life—and I haven’t missed hearing about the latest crisis in the Middle East. ___ Check here when you have completed today’s God Challenge.  —C. S. ” Whether they are thanking you for a gift, for time spent with them, or the car keys, you feel affirmed and connected. Any parent treasures a Father’s Day or Mother’s Day card that expresses appreciation and gratitude. If you are not a parent, you still understand the value of saying thank you.