Singing the song God placed within you is another way of saying, “Be the Message” God has given you. As believers, our lives are to ring true…the words we say are to be expressed in the way we live. The indwelling Spirit provides the power for this to take place. As Oswald Chambers expresses it: … More Be the Message
On the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, looking to Jesus–our INTERCESSOR–is a blessed endeavor! May you enjoy this excerpt from my devotional, Fixing our Eyes on God. There are some wonderful, awe-inspiring revelations of Jesus that begin with “I.” He is the I am, the Image of the invisible God, immortal, immutable, … More Hearing God in Horrors of Hurt
The plan for believers in Christ is that we be transformed into the image of our Savior. More than two decades after surrendering to God, I realize more and more how much work God still has to do in me! The only way to know what God is doing in my transformation is to know … More How can we look like Christ?
“Pride cannot live beneath the cross. Let us sit there and learn our lesson, and then rise and carry it into practice… …Stand at the foot of the cross, and count the purpose drops by which you have been cleansed…And if you do not lie prostrate on the ground before that cross, you have … More Have You Seen It?
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?
Do you know the one who melts stubborness, turns mourning into joy and captures our captors? … More Knowing the King
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?
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
The presence of God transforms! Do you drink it in or wonder where it is? Is the presence of God a moment-by-moment awareness for you—or an illusionary concept? Would you be surprised to know His presence is not always in a Church…or that the Living Word can be void of vitality? In Acts 17, Paul … More Spending time in the presence of God
My heart aches to understand that there are those who seldom enjoy time with God; those who feel puzzled when others speak of ‘feeling His touch’ or ‘hearing His voice.’ God is a personal God, desperately desiring to connect with us. My greatest sadness is not for those who reject God but for those striving … More Finding your way into the presence of God