Are you stuck in a childish pattern of prayer? We are told to receive the Kingdom as little children - but there is a difference between being childlike and being childish.

Prayer is to be a good habit, springing from the best that you can offer of your experience, your intelligence, and your love of God.

Has it been a long time since you’ve experienced a fresh and exciting encounter with God? Are you satisfied with the current level of your relationship with Him, or do you want to keep growing closer every day?

From time to time most of us encounter angry people. Some are out of control. Others are trying hard not to be verbally or physically abusive, but inside they are steaming over what they consider to be an injustice. It may be a neighbor who believes you have treated him/her unfairly.

The decisions you make every day influence your future and create your past. You are who you are today as a result of the decisions you have made up to this point. The quality of your decisions will affect the quality of your life.

Expectation has the capacity both to enlarge and diminish your experience. It can inspire you to superhuman feats or severely limit your life to the commonplace.

Forgiveness is a letting go of past suffering and betrayal, a release of the burden of pain and hates that we carry. Forgiveness honors the heart’s greatest dignity. Whenever we are lost, it brings us back to the ground of love. With forgiveness, we become unwilling to attack or wish harm to another.

Looking at life as God does is an exciting way to live. Like Jesus, we must plan our lives in complete dependence upon God. Our plans need to reflect God's character and His will for us.

Here are some tips on how to include God in your plans: