How to Pray


I have to work hard at prayer. The hundreds of books that exist on this topic tell me my struggle is not unique. We want to pray. Our hearts desire to connect with our Savior. But drowning out the distractions of life, shifting our gaze onto Jesus, and making prayer…

God’s Majesty & Our Praise


Majesty & Why It Matters "Majesty" isn't a word we use a whole lot in everyday language. What does it mean? The dictionary defines it as "greatness" or "dignity". What makes God majestic? Psalm 8 (below) tells of the dignity He has given to mankind. This revelation of His character…

When God Has Other Plans


It wasn't my intention to lose momentum so soon after starting Wield The Word. But we never intend to lose anything, do we? God's Plans Are Not Mine Proverbs 16:9 says, "The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." Later in Proverbs (19:21), we are…

Endurance: Look To Jesus


Click here to read the previous posts in this series. According to Hebrews 12:2, another part of God's prescription for endurance is looking to Jesus. Why is this important? What does it actually mean? And why does it help us to endure? A familiar and much-loved hymn gives us a…