Category Grace

Religion

Isa 29:13 The Lord says… Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men. Religion; A complex of methods or rules governing behaviour in regards to the relationship and worship of God in an effort to please Him. Religion is also based upon the fear of arousing God’s displeasure. Isaiah here […]

Jump first. Fear later.

Ministry, is about redeeming more than it is condemning. It’s not about perfection; it’s about our intimacy with God, or our connection, our relationship with God. Once we get through that, once we realize that we can be imperfect, flawed, broken; those kinds of things are the ingredients of spirituality. Accepting the reality of our […]

The Definition of Righteousness

Ge 15:6 And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness. Righteousness, what it isn’t. It isn’t what my two dictionaries say it is, ‘morality, adhering to moral principles’, or ‘morally right, very good’. Abraham’s life informs us that Abraham was not morally upright. If it was a case of being […]

Living Water

The body of Christ is thirsty; almost dehydrated from not knowing where to find the living water that Jesus refers to when speaking to the woman at the well. When he tells her he has water she may drink of and never thirst again, she immediately says; BUT … “I do this or that” “but […]

Divine Exchange

Isa 61:3  To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”  As believers in the Lord Jesus, we […]

Living In Fear

Many things in life can cause us to fear—losing our jobs, deadly diseases, terrorist attacks and so on. When these things confront us, we tend to give in to worry and fear, and start talking about our fears. Job was no different. He constantly feared that God would punish him and his family because he […]

Faith Is Simply Receiving

…the one automatic faculty with which the creation is endowed, as well as being the most elementary and utterly simple is the faculty of reception….the Creator-creature relationship is in the nature of things of one kind only, that of giving and receiving. The Creator gives all by giving Himself, the creature receives all; and the […]

Ephesians 1

Says we are . . . Saints Faithful Blessed with all spiritual blessings Chosen Holy Blameless Predestined Adopted as sons Accepted in the Beloved Redeemed Forgiven Lavished with His grace To the praise of His glory Saved Sealed Redeemed Given faith and love We have . . . Knowledge of the mystery Obtained an inheritance […]

God with us

We don’t need to run after God’s attention; we already have it. Psalm 139:7 David laments: Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from you presence? God is present with us. But God is more than present with us, He knows us. He doesn’t follow alongside of us, He lives inside […]

God’s Glory Restored To Us

John 17:22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: When God made man, the Bible says that God crowned him with glory and honour.[1] The word crowned here means to encompass or to surround like a glorious circle. The glory of […]