Imaginative Prayer

Podcast: Is Using the Imagination Spiritually Dangerous?

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Greg talks about cataphatic prayer and the role of the imagination. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0469.mp3

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Podcast: Why Does Prayer Feel So Fake?

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Greg talks about practicing a prayer discipline and battling against feelings of superficiality in prayer.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0335.mp3

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Why Your Imagination Matters

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The flesh, which we discussed in this post earlier this week, is shaped by Satan’s web of deception that deeply infects our imaginations. This is why it has such power to move us to perform…

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Overcoming the Flesh

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In Monday’s post, we talked about the nature of the flesh. Here let’s introduce the work of the Spirit in overcoming the flesh. The Holy Spirit’s goal in pointing us to Christ is to replace…

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How to be Transformed

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We are transformed as we gaze upon the beauty and glory of God. Paul put it this way, “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image…

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How to Produce the Fruit of the Spirit

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When the New Testament tells us to be loving, joyful, peaceful, kind and so on, it is not giving us a new set of behaviors that we are to strive to accomplish. Striving to attain…

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How the Holy Spirit Changes Us

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The Bible is full of stories of people who experienced the presence of God. If we are to experience something similar today, we must, through the Spirit, cultivate the spiritual capacity of an inner life…

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The Spiritual Value of Doing Nothing

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It is only when we cease from our striving and rest in the unconditional love of Christ that our soul begins to be nourished and restored. It is only then that we can experience a…

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Performance Christianity—Getting Over It

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Image by Martijn Braat via Flickr Many Christians feel empty, tired, and apathetic, if not positively angry, though few express this out loud because it’s usually taboo to do so within Christian circles. These believers often fault…

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Why Can’t I Feel God?

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Question: Greg, you’re always talking about how we need to keep our eyes fixed on the cross to see and experience God’s love for us. But I find myself arguing with God, asking him: “How…

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Imaging God Wrongly: God’s Self-Portrait, Part 2

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Our relationship with God depends on the way we imagine God. When we get the image of God right, the doors open for us to trust and relate to God in the ways we were…

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