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With almost 4,000 blogs written and published since September 11, 2007 Ralph has been recording his thoughts and his understanding of Scripture, the Church, and the Kingdom on almost a daily basis. As an avid reader of several books a week, someone who reads and studies God’s Word daily, and a student of current affairs and the changes being experienced in society today, Ralph draws on a wealth of knowledge and understanding on a wide range of topics as he records his thoughts and, at time, prophetic insights. 

For a number of years now his daily blogs have also been translated into the Russian language for those in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. This is the main area that Ralph ministers to when travelling internationally. 

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Sometimes I miss the Obvious

We read passages that are familiar and so just keep reading and thus miss a truth or an insight because we know the verse or the story

We read Scripture without thinking through the context of the passage

    • Who is speaking?
    • To whom are they speaking?
    • What was happening to cause the comment to be spoken?
    • How would those people in that day hear what was being said?
    • Is there something in the culture or the religion of that day that brings more meaning to this passage?

We read from a place of accumulated experiences, understanding, traditions, religious teachings … all of which cloud our understanding and any new insight that might be there

We read without asking the author – the Holy Spirit – to give us insight into what we are reading

We read the Bible as part of a discipline – We were taught that every day we should start the day by reading three chapters of the Bible.

I wonder if Jesus did that – I mean woke up early, stoked the camp fire, made a pot of coffee, and then sat quietly to read His Bible

We read without any real understanding of the culture during the time it was written and the ethnicity to whom it was addressed … what was going on historically at that time

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Posted as an audio on Podbean under Ralph Howe Ministries.

 

 

 

Sometimes I Fail to Worship

Worship is when you’re aware that what you’ve been given is far greater than what you can give

Worship is the awareness that were it not for His touch, you’d still be hobbling and hurting, bitter and broken

Worship is the half-glazed expression on the parched face of a desert pilgrim as he discovers that the oasis is not a mirage

Worship is the “thank you” that refuses to be silenced

We have tried to make a science out of worship

We can’t do that

We have managed to make a big business out of worship

We shouldn’t do that

Worship has little to do with the songs we sing and a lot to do with the heart from which we sing them – the heart from which the words flow

We need to understand that

Worship is a voluntary act of gratitude offered by the saved to the Saviour — the kind of gratitude exhibited in the heart of the man born blind (John 9)

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Posted as an audio on Podbean under Ralph Howe Ministries.

 

 

 

 

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