I can spray lots of perfume on a stinky person and make them smell nicer, but there is no fragrance that can cover the flesh.
Bethel shows that the effectiveness of our service is measured by the depth of our fellowship with God. Intimacy forged in times of private fellowship.
I am willing to make an investment of listening in prayer. The investment of time is a surrender of my heart and a yielding of my life.
There's a beautiful encounter Jesus and Nathanael had, I love to think about it. It's the moment Nathanael’s heart ignited with personal knowledge of God.
A good friend asked me, “If Jesus is continually in intercession for me, don’t I want to know what Jesus is praying to the Father about me?”
For the Christian there are no true intimate relationships apart from being in Christ. When all of our relationships are in Christ, then all of our knowing is of Christ.
There's only ONE relationship. We connect with people all the time, but even with all these connections, there is only ONE relationship in them all—GOD.
One of the major areas where God has relationship with us is in the working of the cross into our daily lives. It’s finding Him in my daily cross and experiencing His Resurrected Life.
I can be robbed of my life by not being in my Now Moment! Life is found in our moments. And what makes us a person is being in that moment, experiencing it with Him and those He puts around us.
Our present moment is home! Yesterday is our house from yesteryear and tomorrow is the possible house of our future, now is where we actually live.
Life's to be lived in the moment. Truly this moment is all I have. Only in the present moment can we experience our place of union and relationship with God.
In my quiet times with God do I have a shopping list that has to be filled by the Great Grocer in the sky and my payment is whatever gyrations He requires.