Every battle has casualties. That’s just the reality of it. But we must begin living life from a different perspective or else we will never see the reality of a life in the Kingdom of Heaven. That life is counter-intuitive… in other words… it doesn’t make sense. But Jesus never called us to an existence that we could control, make comfortable, or live in self-made castles with security systems… He called us to live in faith. Read More →

I wonder if “obedience” is the wrong word to use when we talk about what it means to follow Jesus.    Obedience is only the beginning part. Once you walk with Jesus for a while, it’s not about being obedient anymore. Christ just compels you. It’s impulsive and intuitive.   When you live in relationship to him well, the walk becomes a joy not a drudgery. I’m not living the way I’m living out of obedience as much as out of a genuine recognition that apart from Him I can do nothing. My motives have changed. I’ve experienced his love and grace so much thatRead More →

When I became a Christian I said, Lord, now fill me in,Tell me what I’ll suffer in this world of shame and sin. He said, your body may be killed, and left to rot and stink, Do you still want to follow me? I said Amen – I think. I think Amen, Amen I think, I think I say Amen, I’m not completely sure, can you just run through that again? You say my body may be killed and left to rot and stink, Well, yes, that sounds terrific, Lord, I say Amen – I think. But, Lord, there must be other ways to followRead More →