We were never intended to dwell outside of Peace. So recently I turned off my endless drone of news and chatter. I found that it was disturbing the peace in my life.
The battle for my soul turned on the issue of ownership and now my daily cross confronts the same: Who owns me? Is it Jesus or have I enthroned another?
This is the bottom line of every exchange with the Lord: Who owns me? Do I belong to Jesus in reality or by mere verbal declaration? Either way, I am owned!
There is no commonsense to our care; there is only His mind and Will. Utter dependence on God tests our actual faith in God—and our belief in who He is.
Being in the Spirit allows us to lean in dependence rather than being strapped with the responsibility to care for ourselves.
In a world where God is regularly displaced, we can witness a living principle: the position we allocate for God becomes our own living position.
Much of the past year has seen me grappling with my life in a way that seemed long overdue. In particular, I asked myself the question, “What am I doing?”
I want to share with you a story of grace. I believe the story of Chris McCandless was a story of grace. Grace has a purpose and that purpose is the bringing of us into a greater, fuller knowledge of God.
Did Jonah’s resistance to God’s call make him a failure or was the sign of Jonah proof that I am not limited by this world or its happenings.
The fact that God is good is indisputable but God's goodness might mean something quite different than my hoped-for application.
I'm disturbed that things are changing and they'll affect my life, my comfort, and my convenience. I want the News to stop making me uncomfortable.
The Lord never expects from my self-life, He expects only from the Life of His Son. Expecting Life from my self-life is like expecting a diamond to come from a mud pie.