Kim Butts Articles

Why You May Be God’s Answer to a Prophetic Prayer

"'With what should I come before the Lord, and bow down before God on high? Shall I come before Him...
3 Spiritual Strategies to Repel Distractions When You Pray

3 Spiritual Strategies to Repel Distractions When You Pray

"Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near" (Is. 55:6).Do you find that you are sometimes easily sidetracked from the importance of an issue at hand by small, insignificant things that can cause you to lose your focus completely?  I am...

5 Indispensable Qualities of a Spirit-Empowered Leader

5 Indispensable Qualities of a Spirit-Empowered Leader

"The Lord spoke to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend. When he returned to the camp, his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tent" (Ex. 33:11).It is always amazing and such a blessing to read over a...

5 Prayers From Psalm 40 to Lift Your Back-Breaking Burden

5 Prayers From Psalm 40 to Lift Your Back-Breaking Burden

The past several months have been personally difficult and discouraging due to some pressing and very serious issues in our family. I'm sure you have all experienced such struggles. And if you are like me, the almost overwhelming weight of the temptation to "fix"...

Could the Holy Spirit Be Speaking to You This Way?

Could the Holy Spirit Be Speaking to You This Way?

My poor husband! I can sometimes be one of those "squirrel" people—you know the ones. You may be having a conversation, and in the middle, the person to whom you are talking or who is talking to you gets suddenly and radically distracted by something completely...

What to Pray When You’re in Spiritual Danger

What to Pray When You’re in Spiritual Danger

Your kingdom come, Your will be done on Earth as it is in heaven!We have all made this declaration thousands of times, and yet, there are so many insidious ways that the enemy of our souls finds to take our hearts off of God's heavenly will for His kingdom on...

Seven Prayers for Holiness

Seven Prayers for Holiness

"Nothing but the knowledge of God, as the Holy One, will make us holy. And how are we to obtain that knowledge of God, except in the inner chamber, our private place of prayer? It is a thing utterly impossible unless we take time and allow the holiness of God to shine...

How to Get the Whole Church Involved in Prayer

How to Get the Whole Church Involved in Prayer

Many churches struggle with helping people to connect with kingdom ministry when they are unsure of what God wants them to do. Training the church in the intercessory ministry of Jesus can help most people gain a crucial connectivity to the power of God no matter what...

Why You May Not Be Breaking Through

Why You May Not Be Breaking Through

Recently, I prayed with a young woman I had not previously met who was suffering many stresses in her young life: a struggling child, her grandfather's recent stroke, a difficult ex-husband and a lack of peace. She is a born-again believer and deeply desires God to...

How Jesus Kept an Open Heaven Over His Life

How Jesus Kept an Open Heaven Over His Life

"When you are able to create a lonely place in the middle of your actions and concerns, your successes and failures slowly can lose some of their power over you."—Henri Nouwen, Out of SolitudeJesus would regularly separate Himself from the crowds, and even from...

How to Pray in a Dark, Difficult Time

How to Pray in a Dark, Difficult Time

A few weeks ago, my younger sister went through a major health challenge. She walked through a lot of darkness and difficulty. Yet, in the midst of her struggle, she said to me, "I would not have chosen to miss going through every bit of this struggle because of all...

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