A Few Pure Men
God’s looking for a few pure men. He is looking for a heart that only sees Him and His truth as the way of life. He is hunting for spirits that stay as simple as a child…ready to discover, quick to recover, fast to forgive, remaining trustingly close to Him. He seeks coy smiles, lives that look to Him for acceptance, and hugs and kisses from the heart. God longs for us to take off our metal protection of a together-life and, instead, remain incomplete without Him. He loves it when we rely on Him against all odds. He seeks […]Read More
It’s Time For A Covenant Psalm
Lord, my heart seems to expand. I want to be together with my wife and family to live the life You wanted for us from the beginning. When You drew us together, You welded a bond that extended beyond physical life. When You saw us take our vows, we were both too naive to understand what they meant. You were there and viewed us through eternity’s eyes, and now that “til death do us part” is my calling from You. To entrust what You call dear as my covenant with You and my spouse. You knew our differences. You knew […]Read More
How Long Do You Stand?
Do you have a hurt – or does your hurt have you? The answer to this question is lies in what your heart dwells on. If you have a hurt, you have been inducted to the human race. Pain is proof you are alive and ready for a touch from the Healer who not only relieves the pain, but makes you a champion over it. If your heart prolongs the life of the hurt, you are serving the wrong master. Turn your focus from the intensity of the moment to the One whose name is Deliverer, Counselor, and Comforter. Make […]Read More
What an elusive thing. Everybody wants it, but few understand or want to do what it takes to receive it. Peace is more than rest. It is subjecting everything to the will of God. It is allowing the Holy Spirit to strain every self-flesh thing out of us. It relinquishes its grip on the things of this world. Peace is always on the move. From one side of our character to the other, exposing that which corrupts the soul. Peace is an infusion of God’s grace to do what increases life in spite of a trial. Peace is the container […]Read More
Success is taking every thought that is generated from past hurt captive and purifying it with the mercy-giving blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Success is realizing that being alone with God isn’t so lonely. Success is receiving life’s circumstances as a personal challenge from the Lord, to utterly rely on Him regardless of the situation. Success is running first to the Lord Jesus with my cries for help, instead of to a friend who could never stand as God’s proxy. Success is carrying on a conversation with my spouse that is noise-free of past mistakes or personal justification. Success […]Read More
Enduring is not a skill we readily run to for it pushes us out of our familiar zone. Yet, enduring is a necessary ingredient for the completion of our faith. It is the act of taking a holy promise and hanging on to it until it is fully baked. Enduring lasts longer than the challenge; it has a fight-to-the-death mentality. Enduring is measured by the value of its fulfillment, not the time and energy it takes to see it through. Enduring is fueled by its vision. If the source of enduring is mere human, it can only do what great […]Read More
Have a… Reconciled New Year
Have a… Reconciled New Year Fruitful New Year Happy You Year Exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us New Year! Obedient to the will of God New Year Sabbath rest New Year Uncompromised New Year Crucified with Christ New Year Adopted by the Father New Year More than conquerors New Year Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God New Year […]Read More
This is the distance from here to there. It can be a path from where you are to where you want to be. The in-between usually has a feel of an incomplete state. It can be a rough spot or an unfulfilled promise. It can be the temporal state of darkness or confusion. The in-between can be that lonely space where the vacuum of loss tries to steal your spirit. It can be where sorrow and pain seem unending. It can be a place of poverty and lack. It can be in the emptiness of not feeling loved or an […]Read More
How Badly Do You Want To Know The Truth?
Are you willing to set aside all your filters and allow something new or foreign to come in? Are you willing to empty yourself of that which merely occupies in order to receive that which fully satisfies? Are you willing to get up on the Cross and stay there until all the impurities and toxins are burned away? Do you desire to know what God knows and follow His time-released path — one step at a time? Are you willing to forsake all others in order to achieve a great Prize? Do you trust Him to take care of all […]Read More
Learning is the Answer to Coping
Learning is the answer to Coping. Coping has a place in life, but a very temporary one. It’s when the unexpected rains down on you and you fall into a tailspin. What’s important changes; ambiguity and confusion run high; and all the usual props in life no longer work. Coping is groping for the next breath of air. It’s so personal that no one could understand why you think or react the way you do, because they are not in the same place. It’s where all your strengths and weaknesses are made manifest. Coping gets by; Learning grows by. Coping […]Read More