Posts by Judi Collins

Approaching God in Prayer

Are you reluctant to approach God in prayer with your daily personal problems and needs? Gain new confidence to knock on God’s door in this devotional – and hear the smile in God’s voice as He welcomes you in. Knock Knock knock knock’ ‘who’s there?’ “it’s me, Judi, can I come in?” “you can, and…

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Praying for the Person Who Has Hurt You

Someone I have loved very deeply for years has hurt me.  It’s one of those ‘life changers’ Nothing seems the same.  In the midst of happiness, comes the cold slap of reality. Ouch.  Everyone says ‘time will heal’.  But, I wonder.   Yesterday I got this voicemail:   “I know you are probably not inclined…

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Feeling Unworthy to Pray or Ask

Sometimes when we pray we think we need to do things to earn God’s favor.  While nothing can ever stop the Father from caring for and loving you, nothing you can ever do can qualify you for that love. “I’m absolutely convinced that nothing – nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow,…

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Waiting for Answers

Have you been praying for something for so long, you are about to give up? It is difficult to ‘wait on the Lord’ for renewal and answers. Jesus said, ‘I am the Road, the Truth and the Life.  No one can get to the Father apart form me.”  John 14:6 (The Message) Why do we…

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Weakness and Helplessness

There is nothing attractive in the state of helplessness. But thankfully it can be used to make prayer very attractive. I’ve been the balloon full of air, only to find out I am not tied properly, and the air I am projecting is hurling me against walls.    I’ve seen the bottom of my checking account…

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Afraid to Pray About the Small Stuff

I’ve been in Prayer Groups where women are afraid to bring up what they consider to be small stuff.  Let me tell you why I think they shouldn’t be afraid to bring them up. My boys tried little league baseball.  Didn’t like it.  Football?  Same thing.  After a long line of other sport-attempts, they found…

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Praying for the Wrong Thing

While my son was praying that God would get him a pet snake, I was praying that no snakes of any sort would ever be in this house!   So, you think they’re pretty?  I don’t.  Never even considered them ‘pretty’ till I had my first little boy, who pointed out the ‘beauty angle’.     “Can I…

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Not Enough Time to Concentrate on Prayer

There was no time to pray this morning. Happens a lot.  But I know, the minute I hit freeway gridlock, my prayer-life will take on new wings.  Goes something like this: Turning down the car radio, I grip more tightly to the wheel.   “Dear Lord (I begin), thank you for my family (I name…

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When You’re Not Good at Finding the Right Words

Out of the cold.  No warning.  Ka Bam. Your name has just been called: You will be closing the meeting in prayer!  Enormous pressure begins to build,   as the valve in your neck to closes off the blood flow to your brain making you dizzy.   But you start praying anyway and choke yourself through.  Immediately…

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