Elizabeth & Jim George

Bestselling authors dedicated to helping
people live a life after God’s own heart.
They've written over 70 books with more
than 10 million copies sold. For over 30 years,
they've helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s truth and apply it
    to daily situations.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of
    children and teens.

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A Mom After God’s Own Heart
A Woman After God’s Own Heart
A Young Woman’s Guide to Making Right Choices
A Young Man’s Guide to Making Right Choices: Your Life God’s Way

 

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  • Is There a Proper Place to Pray?
  • Is There a Proper Place to Pray?
  • Is There a Proper Place to Pray?
  • Is There a Proper Place to Pray?
  • Is There a Proper Place to Pray?
  • Is There a Proper Place to Pray?
  • Is There a Proper Place to Pray?

Is There a Proper Place to Pray?

You can pray to God at any time, day or night. God never sleeps and is always available (Psalm 121:3). His ears are always open to the righteous, and He hears their prayers (1 Peter 3:12). But do you ever wonder, “Is there a correct or proper place to pray?”

True believers with clean hearts can approach God anywhere with their prayers. This was true in both Old Testament and New Testament times. For example,

  • King David prayed in a cave (Psalm 57).
  • The Israelites prayed in the wilderness (1 Kings 8:33-34, 47-49).
  • Elijah prayed in an upper room in a house (1 Kings 17:20).
  • Daniel prayed in his personal chamber (Daniel 2:19).
  • Sailors prayed in their boat (Jonah 1:13-14).
  • Peter prayed on a housetop (Acts 10:9).
  • Lydia and a group of women prayed by the riverside (Acts 16:13).
  • Paul and Silas prayed in stocks in a prison (Acts 16:25).
  • Paul and the disciples at Tyre prayed on the beach (Acts 21:5).

God’s people are to pray everywhere (1 Timothy 2:8). And that includes you! You can pray from any place, at any time.

From Jim’s Heart—Becoming God’s Man

Do you share in God’s desire for your spiritual growth? God won’t force growth upon you. No, you must desire it enough to do something about it. As you look at your own heart, what is the burning desire of your soul? Do you truly want to be God’s man who makes a difference, who has a positive, dynamic impact on those around him? I hope you’re saying, “Yes! I want to grow spiritually. I want my life to have a positive impact on others. I want to be God’s man.”

So where and how do you begin? Here are some steps you can take:

  1.  Desire to follow Jesus. A true follower doesn’t merely follow Christ only when it’s convenient. You are called to full-time faithfulness without hesitation or reservation.
  2.  Grapple with sin. Each day you will struggle against the temptation to fall into sin and experience a constant battle with the flesh and its desires and passions. To ensure that your growth remains steady and uninterrupted, confess any and all sins to Him right away.
  3.  Refuse to be spiritually lazy. Life is full of choices regarding what you will or won’t do. You must make serious choices when it comes to the spiritual realm. Will you read your Bible and pray today? Your ongoing choices will determine whether you grow spiritually strong or become spiritually lazy.
  4.  Find a role model. It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, look around for a “picture” of a man who’s making a difference, a mature-in-the-Lord man who can mentor you and provide you with counsel, guidance, and encouragement on a regular basis.
  5. Realize that spiritual growth is ongoing. Spiritual growth must be pursued daily. You cannot rest or count on yesterday’s growth. Without regular spiritual nourishment, you’ll wake up one day and find yourself defeated in your Christian walk.

To become God’s man, get the help you need. Find the resources that will educate and stimulate ongoing growth. Dedicate yourself to growing spiritually every single day for the rest of your life. Then you will become a man who makes a difference.