Jennifer Kennedy-Dean Articles

God’s Simple Remedy for An Angry Relationship

For some reason, I'm going through old prayer journals today. I often stick things in my journals, like notes. I came...
Why Your Desert Season Can Be Your Most Fruitful

Why Your Desert Season Can Be Your Most Fruitful

Desert times are fruitful times. Though they seem barren, lush fruit is being produced in our lives when we walk through the desert. "The LORD your God has blessed you in all the works of your hands. He knows your wanderings through this great wilderness. These forty...

Discovering the Art of Effective Prayer

Discovering the Art of Effective Prayer

Jesus, as a rabbi, chose disciples into whom He would pour His life—not just teach them information, but disclose His heart. These disciples observed Him in every setting. They had backstage passes to His most intimate moments. They were welcomed into His...

3 Ways We Learn to Pray From Jesus

3 Ways We Learn to Pray From Jesus

Jesus, as a rabbi, chose disciples into whom He would pour His life—not just teach them information, but disclose His heart. These disciples observed Him in every setting. They had backstage passes to His most intimate moments. They were welcomed into His...

A Lesson in Burden-Bearing

A Lesson in Burden-Bearing

"My burden is light" (Matt. 11:30). This is one of Jesus' more paradoxical statements. He makes it in the form of a promise. He doesn't promise no burdens, but that His burden is light. How can that be? Isn't what defines something as a burden is that it is heavy?It...

How to Ask, Seek and Knock in Prayer

How to Ask, Seek and Knock in Prayer

Prayer is God's plan for building communion and fellowship between your heart and His.Prayer is not for quitters. It doesn't work like a vending machine—put in a prayer, take out an answer. God has much more to accomplish through our prayers than just giving us...

How to Usher in the Peace of God

How to Usher in the Peace of God

Knowing that you are highly valued and greatly esteemed by the Ruler of the Universe counteracts and negates fear and worry."Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, even the hairs of your head are all numbered....

What God Gives You in Prayer

What God Gives You in Prayer

The most limiting misconception about prayer is that its secret lies in the words we sandwich between "Dear God" and "Amen." God has so much more to give us than just those things we know to ask Him for. He wants to give us Himself. And what does He want in return?...

The Promise Jesus Gave That Most Believers Don’t Claim

The Promise Jesus Gave That Most Believers Don’t Claim

"My burden is light" (Matt. 11:30). This is one of Jesus' more paradoxical statements. He makes it in the form of a promise. He doesn't promise that we wouldn't have any burdens but that His burden is light. How can that be? Isn't what defines something as a burden is...

Finding God in the Desert

Finding God in the Desert

Desert times are fruitful times. Though they seem barren, lush fruit is being produced in our lives when we walk through the desert. "For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the works of your hands. He knows your wanderings through this great...

When God Breathes on You

When God Breathes on You

"Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being" (Gen. 2:7).When God first created earth and earth's inhabitants, He built intimacy in. Look how the Supreme God,...

The 1 Thing God Will Never Do

The 1 Thing God Will Never Do

"For I called him alone, and blessed him, and multiplied him" (Is. 51:2).Speaking of Abraham, the prophet Isaiah writes: "Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the Lord: Look to the rock from which you were hewn and to the...

Is Prayer a Spiritual Obligation or Your Life?

Is Prayer a Spiritual Obligation or Your Life?

I grew up in a praying family. From earliest childhood, I was encouraged to commit everything to God through prayer. Nothing was either too important or too insignificant to leave in God's hands.My parents did not teach me about prayer with their words, but with their...

The Key That Unlocks the Treasures of the Kingdom of God

The Key That Unlocks the Treasures of the Kingdom of God

Prayer is the key that unlocks all of the treasures of the kingdom of God. It is a key that He has placed in your hand and invites you to use. Prayer is the conduit through which all the power and provision of God flows.One of the questions people often have about...

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