Far too often the truth of God’s grace has been polluted with legalism, rules and religion, hindering the children of God from the fullness of a life-giving, intimate relationship with their Creator-Father, from receiving the acceptance and love purchased for them by Christ on Calvary. I recently read a book that helps fight against this … Continue reading Squashing Religious Hindrances: The Ragamuffin Gospel (Book Review)
I was recently encouraged by several gems from Luke 1:5-17 as I meditated on God's Word. There are great truths to be gleaned from this passage. In this narrative, we find Zacharias and Elizabeth faithfully following the Lord and His ways. An area of lack remained in their lives despite this. Almost surprisingly, we discover … Continue reading Facing Lack or Delay? Stay Faithful to the Lord
Father God has given us each a free will. He has given us a beautiful choice to show love and honor to Him and others. Most often, we think we do this pretty well. Nonetheless, our hearts still contain impurities revealing self-focus and unhealed wounds.
As Christians we declare life with God is about relationship not religion. However we often still replace intimacy with God with another form of doing--getting answers to prayer in our quiet time or tangible results in the churches we serve. But above all else, we must seek to live out the truth of Christ: "Abide in Me.” It is only in this way that we will bear much fruit.
The journey of renewing our minds is a process. It doesn't occur in a moment or two. It takes consistent, season-after-season moments with Jesus. Nonetheless, it is one of the most beautiful parts of our journey with Him. Spending time renewing our minds in God's Word helps us grow in faith, hope and love. As … Continue reading Renewing Your Mind in God’s Word