Author: John W Nichols

How to Pray

The Best Way to Learn How to Pray

Prayer is a mystery to the world and many Christian’s. When I thought God existed but surely didn’t care about me, prayers were hopeless cries for help at best and self-righteous accusations of Him at worst. But even after I knew God loved me enough to give His son to die for me, prayer was abstract.…
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February 16, 2018 0
Take a Step of Faith

Take a Step of Faith and Walk in The Calling and Provision of God

God has called me to take a step of faith. I’m standing at the edge, with one foot over the precipice. Racing through my mind is if the timing is right, will I survive if I fall, and most importantly, am I following God or making my own way. I don’t think I’m alone in…
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February 9, 2018 6
Friendship with God

Friendship with God

Good friends are hard to come by. When I was in middle school, Bobby was my best friend. We shared everything. What was mine was his, even my video games… which he was stealing! Okay, not the best friend. Alternatively, friendship with God will never let you down. Jesus said in John 15:12-13 (NASB), “This…
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October 21, 2017 6

Be Healed

“Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” – Jeremiah‬ ‭17:14‬ ‭(NIV)‬‬ Be Saved After giving your life to God, you may or may not question if God has “saved” you. No matter your assurance of salvation, you will still face…
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October 13, 2017 6
Why does God hate me?

Why does God Hate Me?

Why does God hate me? Many people are asking this and I can understand. It’s hard to believe in God’s love in the shadow of a trying time. I used to hate God because of all the hurting and brokenness I saw in the world. But Jesus has taken me on a journey and led…
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October 6, 2017 0

Do The Work

In the seasons between God speaking something to you, and the fulfillment of that promise—do the work. I find myself often looking backward and forward, and neglecting what I’m supposed to do right now. God wants you to remember what He has said and done as well as dream big for the future. But in…
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September 29, 2017 1
Reap what you sow.

Reap What You Sow

You will reap what you sow. This is a spiritual truth. You can’t get away from it. It encompasses all life. Whichever words you metaphorically plant, whether from God or the enemy, have the potential to mature and bear fruit. This is why you must keep watch over the garden of your life and be…
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September 22, 2017 1
Follow God

Even When You Don’t Understand, Continue Following God

Even when you don’t understand, continue following God. One of the pastors at my church (thecrossing.cc) reminded me this in a conversation. We were discussing how people don’t always follow through on commitments, despite saying they heard from the Lord to do it. I confided in him the feeling that I didn’t understand something I…
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August 18, 2017 2
You are free with Him.

Free

A few weeks ago, a little girl caught my eye as she pushed herself up between two front car seats and kicked her legs freely below her. It reminded me of climbing the narrow hallway walls, barefoot, at my cousin Jeffrey’s house. We called him Frey-Frey for “short” (pronounced Free Free). How fitting, I think…
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August 14, 2017 10
How Sin Affects Hearing God

How Sin Affects Hearing God

Do you know how sin affects hearing God? A part of me wants to tell you that it will keep you from hearing Him. But that comes from my desire to protect you from the impact transgressions have on your life. Not to mention the religious side of me yells down from my high place,…
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