Ben Woodward Articles

A Common Reason You May Be Missing God’s Voice

It was a cold January morning when a violinist walked into a local metro station in Washington, D.C.The temperatures...
Clearing Demonic Division Out of the Church

Clearing Demonic Division Out of the Church

The election here in the U.S. is finally over. At least we thought it was. Half the country was disappointed and the other half rejoiced. Democracy happened. But then began the protests. And the riots. And the walkouts.And all of a sudden we began to wonder—what...

Savoring God’s Goodness During Colossal Challenges

Savoring God’s Goodness During Colossal Challenges

"Perfect."That's what I heard them say—73 degrees, no humidity, no clouds. The day was perfect.They were putting together a birthday party on the tables next to me and I kept hearing the same comment."It's a perfect day, isn't it? Perfect! Nice amount of breeze,...

Cultivating Your Most Precious Gift From God

Cultivating Your Most Precious Gift From God

Yesterday was the last day of summer, at least for us. It was the last day the pool was open before it shut down for the year. Most of our summers involve a significant amount of swimming and this year was no different. So when the pool was finally closing down last...

The Secret to Seeing More of God’s Miracles in Your Life

The Secret to Seeing More of God’s Miracles in Your Life

I remember a time when I went through the Gospels with the intention of noting every miracle that Jesus performed. It was quite an arduous task. With tools available on the internet, I probably could have just searched Google and found an appropriate answer to my...

Stave Off Spiritual Atrophy With These 3 Crucial Exercises

Stave Off Spiritual Atrophy With These 3 Crucial Exercises

There are days when it's easy to think that you have everything under control. You don't forget about God, but you don't really invite Him into the moment-by-moment stuff. Life just happens and then life gets busy and then life becomes consuming to the point that you...

Avoid Empty Religion With This Core Attitude

Avoid Empty Religion With This Core Attitude

Imagine that you showed up to church on Sunday morning and everything was gone.The room had no stage. There were no speakers or amplification. No musical instruments. No video screens, no lights, no cameras. All you had was a room and a few people. Imagine there was...

What Elijah Can Teach Us About Hearing God’s Voice

What Elijah Can Teach Us About Hearing God’s Voice

Elijah was a pretty incredible man. He was a prophet called by God to bring correction to King Ahab and his incredibly wicked wife Jezebel during a particularly rough period in ancient Israel. He saw many miracles in his life and was used mightily by the Lord to...

How to Walk in God’s Favor

How to Walk in God’s Favor

I know.It might seem a little bold of me to declare that I know how to attract God's favor. It's definitely not something you start a conversation with."Hey, how are you? Good. By the way, I know how to attract God's favor."So in the interest of not sounding...

Why Heaven’s Culture May Shock You

Why Heaven’s Culture May Shock You

I was born in New Zealand and raised in the wonderful nation of Australia. What this means, however, is that I experienced a little culture shock when I first moved to the U.S. Some differences were obvious. Americans drive on the wrong side of the road. They like...

How to Pray When Terror Strikes

How to Pray When Terror Strikes

Another bombing takes place, and suddenly the news is filled with images and stories that fill our hearts with fear. How could this happen again? Could it happen here? What are we supposed to do now?Take a step back.Remember the One who is in control of the nations....

When Christians Weaponize God

When Christians Weaponize God

Weaponize – verb. Convert to use as a weaponA brick is nothing of great importance. It is made out of dirt and can be used for a variety of well-intentioned purposes. Many bricks can build a wall that could be used for safety. A lot more bricks could build an...

If #OscarsSoWhite, Is #WorshipSoMusic?

If #OscarsSoWhite, Is #WorshipSoMusic?

The world loves a good controversy. The latest in a long line of hashtag controversies is the #OscarsSoWhite debacle. While I am not qualified to weigh in on that particular conversation, it does bring to mind another controversy that I am qualified to speak about.If...

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