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I Need Thee Every Hour

Jon Bloom
I Need Thee Every Hour
The lyrics could hardly be simpler, and yet they capture one of our heart’s most profound longings and can be prayed in the sweetest or most sorrowful moments in life. The prosody of the music could hardly be more perfect. But it is not the skill of the hymn’s construction that makes it so powerful. Continue Reading

We Should Pray for Healing

Jon Bloom
We Should Pray for Healing
Should we pray for healing? Yes! The New Testament instructs us to ask God to distribute this gift for the glory of Jesus. Pray for the sick. God will only answer these prayers with good! Don’t settle for little faith and low expectations. Stir up faith! Earnestly desire this gift. Continue Reading

A Picture of Prevailing Prayer

Jon Bloom
A Picture of Prevailing Prayer
Real prayer begins with real desire, often with real desperation. We cry to God, but he does not seem to respond. We are discouraged by circumstances, and sometimes by people, from continuing to ask. How does God want us to respond to this? He wants us to *keep asking and cry out louder!* Continue Reading

How God Gives Assurance

Jon Bloom
How God Gives Assurance
God loves to give his children the gift of “the full assurance of faith” (Hebrews 10:22). It’s a precious thing, a source of deep peace and consolation, and he wants us to have it. But like most things in the Christian life, assurance is something that is cultivated and grows stronger over time. Continue Reading

Keep Speaking

Jon Bloom
Keep Speaking
It is precisely when it is personally costly to speak, and we *still* speak, that people listen to what we have to say. When it’s costly to deliver a message, the message must be costly. For people only pay dearly for what is valuable. Paying dearly glorifies the valuable thing. Continue Reading

Be a Human Infusion of Hope

Jon Bloom
Be a Human Infusion of Hope
Discouragement is everywhere in a broken, fallen world like ours. One way Satan spreads discouragement is through the pride in us that focuses on others' weaknesses and flaws. But God has given us a weapon against the darkness: encouragement, an infusion of hope we bring one another. Continue Reading

Your Bible Is a Mine, Not a Museum

Jon Bloom
Your Bible Is a Mine, Not a Museum
If we read Bible stories like museum exhibits, always viewing them fairly quickly and then moving to the next display, our grasp tends to remain rather superficial. We might think that we’ve seen pretty much all that there is to see. But when we mine them, we find these stories laced with treasures. Continue Reading