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Jessie

Lover of God. Husband. Dad. Director of the Furnace at Michigan State University.
Jessie has written 166 posts for A Life of Prayer

Affection-Based Obedience

[This post is part of a 40-day season of fasting and prayer called “Rend 960” that my church is doing] Affection Based Obedience John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you … Continue reading

No Longer Servants

[This post is part of a 40-Day season of fasting and prayer my church is doing called “Rend 960”] Day 14 John 15:15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known … Continue reading

Breakthrough to Joy!

[this post is part of a 40-day season of prayer and fasting that my church is doing called “Rend 960”] Nehamiah 8:10 …. the joy of the Lord is your strength.”   I Peter 1:8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible … Continue reading

More Righteous than the Pharisees

[This post is a part of a 40-day season of fasting and prayer that my church is doing called “Rend 960”] Matthew 5:20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds  that of the scribes and Pharisees, you  will never enter the kingdom of heaven.   Have you noticed that Jesus has a way of saying some crazy … Continue reading

Fellowshiping with the Spirit

2 Corinthians 13:14  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and  the love of God and  the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.   How often are you aware of the fact that GOD’S Spirit is living INSIDE of you? It’s a radical and stunning truth! Friendship with God (as referenced in the previous post/email) … Continue reading

As a Friend

[This post is part of a 40-day season of prayer and fasting called “Rend 960” at my church.] Exodus 33:11.. the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend   John 15:15  No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have … Continue reading

Devotional Study of the book of Revelation

I’m collecting here a devotional study I put together on the book of Revelation a few years ago. It’s meant to help those who may be unfamiliar with the book of Revelation to connect with it at a heart-level. It’s not exhaustive at all. And, it only really works if you “participate” and do your … Continue reading

A Feast and an Overflowing Cup

We recently had 7 days of 24-hour prayer leading up to a regional gathering for University Awakening called “The Send”. I believe the season of concentrated prayer and the event brought an incredible victory in the Spirit.  I think much work of the enemy was prevented and large amount of ground was taken for the … Continue reading

Who Made YOU God?

It’s exciting to hear about people getting their relationships cleaned up after me sharing about Jesus’ teaching on a life of forgiveness (if you didn’t hear it, I recommend you listen to it! Here’s the link). To have our heart right with others is to have our heart in the right place with God! 🙂 … Continue reading

Learning the Yoke of Rest

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Jesus is such a good, kind shepherd. Oh, how we all long to know Him and find His perfect rest for … Continue reading