His Eternal Purpose

Ecclesiastes 3:10 says, “I have seen the burden God has laid on men.” The word “burden” in the Hebrew could actually be translated as “a heavy responsibility,” “occupation,” or “task.” It could also be described as a “responsible urge.” Every human being comes to earth with a purpose that, in a sense, weighs on him. […]

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You Were Born at the Right Time

In the book of Ecclesiastes, we read about the revelation of God’s purposes to the hearts of human beings. The third chapter begins, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV). God has not only given you a purpose, but, according to this Scripture, He has also […]

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True Heart of Confession

I taught a course on prayer for the “Christ For the Nations Ministry” every semester for about three years at the Oral Roberts University. I shared with the students the Twelve Action Steps to Prayer, and when we discussed step three—confession—most of them would ask, “Shouldn’t we start with confession?” I would answer, “If you […]

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Come Let Us Adore Him

Come Let us Adore Him – The second step in our pattern of prayer is adoration. Adoring the Lord is not just something we sing about during the Christmas season— “O come, let us adore Him….” Rather, this step corresponds to hallowing God’s name, as in Jesus’ model prayer: “Our Father which art in heaven, […]

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