As long as I can remember, I've heard Christians talk about this concept. I must decrease so Christ can increase. It has never settled well in my spirit. Why would God make us all unique and gifted only to wipe us away? We are "fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139)" yet in order for Christ … Continue reading All of Him. None of Me.
Have you ever wondered why the first outward manifestation of the Holy Spirit dealt with language? I mean Jesus had just spent 3 years in earthly ministry teaching about the Kingdom and healing the sick. And what did Jesus do? Matthew 4:23 tells us that "Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the … Continue reading Making the Impossible Possible
I am convinced that part of living a Spirit-filled and Spirit-led life is finding a way to stifle the obligations and expectations that drive us. This morning I woke up with a conversation with the Lord. I was tired. I did not want to get out of bed. I had nothing that I really needed … Continue reading Obligations & Expectations
I am 9 months into this COVID Crazy quarentine and I have to admit I am growing weary. Can anyone relate? I'm tired of being cooped up at home. I really miss seeing people's faces and seeing their smiles. I miss adventures and going to lunch with friends. I'm thankful for Zoom and FaceTime more … Continue reading Covid Soul Care
I've seen so much confusion inside the Body of Christ about the Holy Spirit. What is the role of the Holy Spirit? How do we hear him and know for sure it's him we are hearing? Is he dead or alive today? What are these gifts of the spirit and are they still operating in … Continue reading The Fear of the Lord?
Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane: And He came out and proceeded as was His custom to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples also followed Him. When He arrived at the place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, … Continue reading Choosing Grace
Is the church essential? Is "the church" essential? This is a hot topic here in Kentucky these days amongst the COVID-19 crisis. Apparently, as it is, "the church" in Kentucky has been deemed as "non-essential" and has been among the many corona shut downs in the state over the last couple months. Governor Beshear encouraged … Continue reading Is the Church Essential?
Scrolling through social media posts is a great way to find inspiration for me. Many times I'll read something and it will prompt a message in my heart. I love the interaction with my friends and the thoughts it provokes in me. However, there is a problem with social media posts. There is no room … Continue reading Desperate for God?
This week a Christian School in Kentucky expelled a student when her mother posted a photo of her celebrating her birthday with a rainbow cake wearing a sweater with a rainbow on it. They claimed the student was in violation of her lifestyle agreement with the school and because of the numerous lifestyle violations over … Continue reading Eager For What is Good
"God is voting for us all the time. The devil is voting against us all the time. The way we vote carries the election." - Corrie Ten Boom The battle really is in our minds. There's an old praise song from the 90's that says "the battle belongs to … Continue reading Electing Him with Your Thoughts