With respect to our church and worship experience... What is often seen as a noble duty to promote church order, often in reality is quenching the Holy Spirit... Rarely in our gatherings is adequate space given to the Holy Spirit to have His way. Quenching... or policing the Holy Spirit seems normal in some circles. … Continue reading Rethinking Church Order
Two things seem to greatly influence a christian’s level of peace… The first, is our perception of who God is. That is, His nature, His character and how we think He sees and responds to us. The second is our understanding of who we are in Christ - and our connection with what has actually … Continue reading Peace Drivers
Isn’t it interesting that most of us live a Christian life that totally ignores the spiritual dimension? We have reduced the Christian life to an academic process of studying about the distant, uninvolved, and slightly angry God... We have convinced ourselves the supernatural was only something God did back in the day when he was … Continue reading Spiritual Dimensional
I’ve run into my fair share of closed doors in the past year. As I have thought about each one, I am confronted with how I should perceive them. Are closed doors there because God doesn’t care? Has He forgotten about me? Am I justified in becoming offended with Him? When I take a step … Continue reading Closed Doors: Becoming Offended with God.
I’ve been stirred a lot lately about the notion of what genuine salvation is… True salvation is a spiritual transaction that results in the process of transformation. When we are saved, we become different. To many, salvation only means that we agree with a set of historical facts... and restructure our schedule to include church … Continue reading Salvation is a Spiritual Transaction…
Lord Jesus... Thank you for this new season and mantle. Thank you that you go with me and you go before me. Thank you that you have already seen where I am going, and know what I will encounter. Thank you for preparing a provision and a blessing for me there. As a result, I … Continue reading A Prayer for a New Season…
It seems that people in the visible church are grossly over informed while being noticeably under transformed. ____________ “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” So do we... ____________ Repetition in worship... Good enough for the Four living creatures in Revelation chapter 4... Good enough for me. ____________ A critical spirit is … Continue reading More… If I Tweeted
Are you a worshiper, or is it likely you have chosen to stand with contempt for those who do? “Then King David was told, “The Lord has blessed Obed-edom’s household and everything he has because of the Ark of God.” So David went there and brought the Ark of God from the house of Obed-edom … Continue reading Worshiper or Contemptuous Observer?
I’ve been really drawn lately to the song “This is How I Fight My Battles”. I’ve been listening to Michael W. Smith‘s video over and over again (link below). It reminds me of my recent blog post about worship being a weapon in our spiritual battles. I think worship is key in altering the spiritual … Continue reading Fighting Battles… Worship
So, I have this personal assistant I carry with me all the time… I have decided to use my iPhone to remind me of some important things... Things I want to walk in... Things I want to make priorities.... On my own, I can’t say that I have kept these things as high on the … Continue reading iPhone and Spiritual Encouragement