spiritual fruitfulness

Encouraging Spiritual Fruitfulness: Two Things You Must Have

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And don’t allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming!  Galatians 6:9 TPT   For over three and a half decades, I have been observing our Nebraskan fields and yields, and I’ve noted some remarkable parallels between the physical and spiritual crops and the conditions …

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Cultivating Spiritual Fruitfulness: Get Your Hands Dirty

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  Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’  and sitting in the shade. — Rudyard Kipling   I know a certain someone, who shall remain nameless, who was an avid gardener…in her head.  Every spring we receive seed catalogs from Gurneys, and this little person poured over them during the relentlessly gray months of a Nebraska spring and …

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Spiritual Fruitfulness: Stop Hiding Behind the Leaves

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  “Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;” John Keats   September is the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” on our farm. This year marks my 36th September as my beloved Farmer’s wife and allows me to look at the topic of fruitfulness with at least a bit of authority. Each fall I look …

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Praying Through the Scriptures with Selah Supplication

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“Answers to prayer have to be on God’s schedule, not ours. He hears us pray, and He answers according to His will in His own time.” David Jeremiah The Hebrew word Selah means to pause and reflect. One way you can pause and reflect is to pray. You and I are well on our way through ACTS; a straightforward framework …

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Praying the Scriptures with Selah Thanksgiving

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“God is in control, and therefore in EVERYTHING I can give thanks – not because of the situation but because of the One who directs and rules over it.” –Kay Arthur Just reading through Psalm 119:1-8, I wonder if you will find things to be thankful for? While doing the SELAH method for studying the Bible, the acronym ACTS is …

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Praying the Scriptures with Selah Confession

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“It is only deliberate, willful sin that has not been confessed and forgiven that makes us feel that God has forsaken us, for that sin causes Him to hide His face from us.”– Alan Redpath   As I mentioned before, in the SELAH study, I have included ACTS as a way to help you pray the scriptures.  SELAH studies help …

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Praying the Scriptures with Selah Adoration

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“I believe the greatest form of prayer is praise.” Billy Graham Do you struggle with prayer? ACTS is the format I use to pray the portion of Scripture after I have been marinating in all week using the Selah Bible study.  The acronym ACTS stands for A=Adoration, C=Confession, T=Thanksgiving, and S=Supplication. Let’s start with the definition of A=Adoration. [ad-uh-rey-shuh n] …

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Why I love using Blue Letter Bible for my Selah Study!

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I want to introduce you to my FAVORITE online resource for my Selah time!  This site is my go to when I begin the first portion of my Selah study.  The two reasons I love Blue Letter Bible because it: Saves Money Instead of spending hundreds of dollars purchasing all the different resource books I would love to have for …

The 9 Best Resources for the Selah Method of Studying the Bible

The 9 Best Resources for the Selah Method of Studying the Bible

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A Selah study is for anyone and is an easy way to learn how to study the Bible. The basic premise of Selah is to take a passage of scripture and dwell on it by reading and meditating upon it for five days in a row. Selah helps you to open up and understand the passage by directing you to …