The Growing Christians Devotional blog contains short, Mensajes oportunos de Ron Reid y Catherine Reid.

Spiritual Habits and High Cholesterol

I have high cholesterol. You wouldn’t know it to look at me. I look relatively healthy. And I haven’t done anything all that “bad” in terms of lifestyle to warrant such disastrous cholesterol numbers. The thing is, I inherited a tendency to high cholesterol. Bummer. So to combat the natural tendency inherent in my body, […]

Spiritual HabitsTaking Advantage of the Nutrients God Offers

Last fall my husband and I rescued six azalea bushes that weretrappedunderneath an overgrown evergreen tree in our front yard. The azaleas were being choked by the tree’s roots and received virtually no sun. They were slowly headed toward certain death. We transplanted them to the backyard, enriched the soil around them, adicional […]

Spiritual Habits: Obligations or Opportunities?

Sometimes talking about developing steady spiritual habits of daily prayer and Bible reading can sound pretty legalistic. I worry that I sound like a broken recordrepeating a list of arduous and boring tasks that everyone has already heard hundreds of times—when I am actually trying to help others walk through an open door to […]

Unanswered” Oración

My daily email from Back to the Bible today contained an excerpt from Elisabeth Elliot which is exactly what I had been planning to blog about. Since Elisabeth Elliot undoubtedly writes better and with more experience and authority than I do, I’ll let her say it: News came one day which indicated that a matter […]

Praying with Faith in God’s Answer

Elisabeth Elliot writes in A Lamp For My Feet: Sometimes when I was a child my mother or father would say, “Shut your eyes and hold out your hand.That was the promise of some lovely surprise. I trusted them, so I shut my eyes instantly and held out my hand. Whatever they were going to […]

Praying Without Ceasing

A year or so ago I caught the flu. Now I have often thought that being confined to bed for a couple days with nothing to do would be like heaven on earthbut of course it wasn’t. It was awful. And it happened at a time in my life that I was longing to have […]

Rezar oraciones simples #2

Henri Nouwen se expande en la idea de oraciones simples en su libro, El Camino del Corazón: Cuando simplemente tratamos de sentarse en silencio y esperar a que Dios nos hable, nos vemos bombardeados con un sinfín de pensamientos e ideas conflictivas. Pero cuando usamos una frase muy simple, como "Oh Dios, llegar a […]

Rezar oraciones simples

Do you wonder how to pray? Do you think to yourself, “What good is it to set aside time to pray each day if I don’t even know what I should say?” Here is helpful advice from John Climacus, a 7th century Christian monk: When you pray, do not try to express yourself in fancy […]

Poder de la resurrección de sus hábitos

When we try to establish good habits that increase our time with God and our capacity to hear His voice, we begin to realize how very often we fail. We get busy; we get tired; we forget. We become conscious of “the body of death” that we are lugging around. (En Romanos 7, Pablo escribió: […]

Abril Hábitos

Es el comienzo de abril y el tiempo para estirarnos un poco y añadir otro nuevo hábito. Este mes, mientras se mantenga al día con los hábitos ya hemos establecido, tratar de añadir dos minutos de lectura del Antiguo Testamento para cada día. La forma más fácil de hacer esto, Yo creo que, es leer un salmo de un día. […]