In this time and season of the increase of darkness it is going to become more and more difficult to actually stay in love—love for God, love for self, and love of others.
It is impossible to live this life without listening and inquiry. It is in the asking that relationship with God is found.
Shame is us running away from LOVE. While Love covers a multitude of sins, shame uncovers us and leaves us naked.
When the enemy screams in our face that he has won, what do we do? The reason many live defeated is because so many don’t know how to war.
To “lean” is to go completely empty, looking for His filling. Coming with NO opinions, no thoughts and no strength.
I’m not given a free pass to think as I like just because I don't utter the words that I’m thinking. My thoughts affect others and carry a huge weight!
One of our greatest sins against self is to be defined & confined by our ideas of our self. Our thoughts must be authored by God’s own thoughts.
There’s only One Life that is not the slave-life and that is the Life of Christ. Every other attempt to live this life is from self and slavery.
In the reality of brokenness, I can live in His grace and compassion for my fellow man because we all are sojourners in a broken land.
God’s vision of my world is eternal and redemptive, while my vision and discernment is just a spiritual diagnosis not the ultimate reality.
When we expect God to move in a particular way, and that's not the way He moves, we can become disappointed in the ways of God…even offended.
When I am in pain I can become offended. It's easy to be offended and not actually do the work to discover the Lord in and through the pain.