Category Grace

Eternal Reality

The realm of the spirit, the singular realm, is eternal reality. That is where our spirit being lives, and where our true identity is settled forever. The realm of appearance, although we must live in it in the here and now, is false as far as our identity goes. All of life depends on which […]

Running from God

Running from God is a learned behavior. As we get older our understanding of God is altered from a God who is present with us, pursuing us, to a God who is distant —- a God who only shows up on Sunday mornings at church. Instead of a God who is running after us, trying […]

Divinely Arranged, Beautifully Timed

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time… Nothing happens to you by accident when you have God in your life. Even a “chance” meeting with someone is part of His plan to set in motion His blessings in your life. Such was the divinely arranged meeting of the Shunammite woman and Prophet […]

Seek God’s Kingdom

You ask, ‘‘How do I work out my salvation?’’ First seek God’s kingdom and His righteousness. ‘‘Shall I confess my sin?’’ First seek God’s kingdom and His righteousness. “Shall I repent?’’ No, seek God’s kingdom and His righteousness. “Shall I give all my possessions to the poor?” “No, you shall first seek God’s kingdom and […]

Congratulations, You Have Failed!

I remember talking to a group and proclaiming, “We have succeeded! In what? In failing!” And everyone smiled. For we finally recognized that we had succeeded in what we were supposed to do, which was to fail. “Everyone is telling us that we failed in what we were supposed to succeed in. But the truth […]

Rest is Best

Ruth 3:18 Then she said, “Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will turn out; for the man will not rest until he has concluded the matter this day.” God does not want you to “sweat”. Sweat here does not refer to your body’s perspiration, but your self-reliance or self-effort. God does […]

Worship God As You Are

Ephesians 5:27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. The good news is. Come and worship Him as you are. Come into God’s presence Jesus-conscious, forgiveness-conscious and grace-conscious! Come into God’s presence bringing only […]

What Does It Mean To Abide In Jesus?

As Jesus sat with his disciples eating, what would be his last meal with them before his crucifixion, he began to speak about the importance for the disciples to ‘remain in him‘, repeating himself several times, and explaining that it was through, and only through, remaining in him that they would bear the fruit of […]

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 […]