As I read my favorite devotion this morning (My Utmost), the question I’ve read every year for over a decade pierced my heart yet again: “Am I willing to be myself and nothing more…” Logic says that’s all any of us can be…but it is seldom how we live. I don’t like my limitations, my … More Let’s Look Like Jesus: Servants
Character is said to be ‘who we are when no one is looking.’ It is about integrity to our core beliefs. As Christians, our life is Christ, so we ought to look Him. We can’t do that if we don’t know Him well! This series of Let’s Look Like Jesus is all about examining Character. … More Let’s Look Like Jesus: Integrity
I think perhaps this is the most common question folks have. The short answer is YES! His Word is the place to begin, but He speaks individually as well. You will find other pieces on this blog–and many other places–to help you explore the topic. This is a recent compilation of tips on hearing … More Can you really hear from God?
Growing up spiritually does not just ‘happen.’ The Apostle Paul said we must ‘work out what God has put in us.’ When I accepted Christ as Lord–as opposed to a ticket out of hell–I had trouble finding folks who could articulate the Way to do that. They told me ‘read the Bible,’ ‘do this’ and … More What is Cross-Life Coaching?
‘Stop the world, I want to get off!’ The speed of life makes everyone feel like that sometimes. We all need a place to recharge; a place to hide when the pressures of life weigh upon us. Scripture is full of reminders that the Lord is the Hiding Place we need. All other fortresses: financial … More Where’s your hiding place?
The incomprehensible truth of the leader of angels accepting the vulnerability and limitations of a helpless human infant awes my mind! He’s MY leader…and yours if you wish! … More Confidence in the Battles of Life
When we fix our eyes on God as our Guide and Guard, our life journeys fulfill His good purposes. Throughout God’s Word, we find evidence of His desire to lead us out of the captivity of our sinful humanity to the freedom of living in Christ. From eternity past to eternity future, God’s goal … More Guide and Guard
One of my favorite song choruses leads us in these words: “Just to know You and to make You known” Being known in all of His fullness is the heart of God. Jesus tells those who listen that knowing the Father and Himself is eternal life. We cannot know God without the Holy Spirit. Our natural minds … More The Heart of God
His Heart. Our Hands. We are to use our hands to reveal His heart. … More HIS: Hands in Service
The calendar is fresh and new. I’m not a resolution person, but I do love to take time at the start of a year to re-evaluate my discipleship. God gives us responsibility for how we live: I want to live to please Him; all of us who have seen Him desire that. We all have … More Just to Know Him…