God is telling a story with his creation. It is not simply for the beauty of the creation that He gives us forests and oceans, canyons and sweeping sunsets. He is telling a story. There is something that must be created that hasn’t been created yet. And we get to be a part of that creating process.Read More →
Following Jesus is not simply going down a path where everything is all clear and certain. It is allowing Jesus to lead you into the places where He is already at work. He will lead you into a habit of regular community with other followers of Him if you are truly following His voice. But He will also lead you out into the dark places of the field where He has already been preparing the soil of people’s hearts. Read More →
“We are not home yet, We are not home yet, Keep on looking ahead, let your heart not forget, we are not home yet.” Steven Curtis Chapman Wake Up You’re not dead yet. Look at your hands. They are still capable. Look at your feet. They are still moving. Look at your self in the mirror. You are still here. Nothing paralyzes us like fear, anxiety, stress, worry, the demands of life. We can stick our head in the sand, wait until the end, let the world around us sway our hearts, douse ourselves in entertainment or alcohol to numb the pain of life…but theRead More →
Obedience and Creativity walk hand in hand in the life of a disciple. We can sing all the worship songs we want and listen to the best preachers and teachers in the world, but if we do not become very intentional about apprenticing ourselves to a mentor and immersing ourselves in the risky business of mission and service to people, then we will be missing the chief message and mission of our Master. Read More →
Whatever you do, do not quit straining and striving to hear from Him. Life is not meant to be lived in the darkness. You can come to the light and find your strength, purpose, and mission in listening to God. Read More →
Passively walking through life as if there is no battle raging, no villain lurking, and no evil to be delivered from, will lead you into a place of self-absorption, apathy, and blindness. You will remain lost, stuck, confused, without hope, and completely in the darkness.Read More →
What you believe about what is tempting you will determine how far you go down the path of no return. If death overtakes you on that path, then there truly is no return.
But there is hope in learning how to listen and follow the voice of God.
Even God doesn’t forget our sins…He chooses to remember them no more. (Hebrews 8:12) Forgetting what has happened to you doesn’t fix the bitterness that you still hold inside. Choosing not to remember, choosing not to hold against someone the wrong they’ve dealt you takes a depth of character and maturity that many of us struggle to find. Read More →
Forgiveness begins with acknowledging you and I have a debt that we owe. It is not a financial debt as Jesus’ story describes. It is a sin debt. Our sin separates us from God. We have to recognize that this is the reason we are soulstuck. Read More →
Prayer is an alignment of the soul. It is a crucible through which God transforms our hearts to look more like His. When we pray, “Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done” we need to know what it is we are actually praying for. Read More →