Watching and Waiting

Brad Haitsma

Read: Psalm 123 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he has mercy upon us. (v. 2) During a banquet, servants look intently at the hand of their master. If the master makes a slight hand gesture, the servant recognizes the signal and quickly attends to the master’s request. This is what …

Pray without Ceasing

Brad Haitsma

Read: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (vv. 16-18) For many of us, learning to pray involved certain fixed times of prayer: before meals, before bedtime, and during church. The apostle Paul encourages something more in our prayer life: “pray without ceasing.” This biblical command draws us toward a lifetime of continual conversation with God. But how is this possible? Does …