On my drive home today, after a detour around traffic and a storm, this rainbow was a smile from God of peace and blessing that emphasized suffering is not the full way of God. Rather the way of God is life and peace amidst everything, through trust, faith, and unshakable affection in Him. In Him we have favor and are … [Continue reading] →
Sometimes I’m so frustrated with God and my broken communication patterns with Him that all I want is Him in a corporeal form so that I can actually speak to Him in physical interaction. I want to see God here in THIS world, in my physical circumstances (perhaps as a little floating ball of fire on my desk); I don’t want to have to hear my own voice … [Continue reading] →
Music is one of the most powerful tools in existence to move a person’s heart. Songs provide context for emotions, feelings, concepts, impressions, and they often express what we feel inside or know with particularly articulate and empathetic passion. Within each of us, we have our own personal stories and meanings that we have yet to fully express and release. Those are … [Continue reading] →
What is the Christian life like? What should it be like? I’ll admit, it can be hard to find something authentic amidst the dogma, legalism, mysticism, complacency, and often cluelessness in the church-going crowd at large. What is the Christian message? What is it to walk in the power of God? What is a personal relationship with God like? For … [Continue reading] →
How do we work toward a clean conscience? Simply this: in your relationship with God or others, confess with an open heart to all the work that needs to be done. First adore God to re-establish an honest heart connection, and then confess any blemish on your soul. This requires awareness and being vulnerable to your intuition; bare your heart … [Continue reading] →
Scripture memorization is a spiritual discipline that I have long neglected. The more teachings I listen to, the more I desire to know the Word and to remember the verses that have begun to change my heart. The teachings speak of the Word of God rising up to combat our thoughts, desires, and actions, giving us strength and conviction to … [Continue reading] →
Slow down. Your mind is going way too fast. Settle down! You have nowhere to go. Nowhere to think to. Be here! Be STILL! Let your heart slow down. With each ever slower beat of your heart, your mind begins to unwind further and further and further…
Heavenly Father, For all those in the coming pages, and all those in the chapters of the church, past, present, and future, we pray for an inconvenient life! We desire to produce works by faith, our labor prompted by love, with an endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.