The King who abandoned His Throne

Every year I find that, as my family and I take time at Christmas to remember the astonishing incarnation of our Savior Jesus Christ, there is a new truth that the Spirit in me emphasizes to me and I am re-overwhelmed with who this God and this King is, who would take frail form and … Continue reading

How Shall I Then Pray?

1 Thessalonians 5:16, “Pray without ceasing.” Colossians 4:2, “Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving…” Ephesians 6:18, “With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for the saints.” Matthew 7:7-11, “Ask, and … Continue reading

“Purification” – Valley of Vision

Psalm 51:10-17, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners … Continue reading

Obedience Is Better!

Psalm 119:1-2, “How blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord. How blessed are those who observe His testimonies.” Psalm 112:1, “Praise the Lord! How blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commandments.” Psalm 128:1, “How blessed is everyone who fears the … Continue reading

Chosen and Appointed – Musings on John 15:16-17

John 15:16-17, “You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name he may give to you. This I command you, that you love one another.” – “You did not choose Me, but I chose … Continue reading

The Practice of Discipline

1 Timothy 4:7-8, “But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for both the present life and the life to … Continue reading

Preparing for Tanzania

It’s my first time travelling overseas…  Actually, it’s my first time travelling out of the country period. I’m going to Africa – Tanzania, to be specific. I have so many things that I’m looking forward to, so many things that I am more than just a little excited about. Ok… so maybe I’m ecstatic! I … Continue reading

The Pursuit of Maturity

Hebrews 5:11-6:1, “Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought  to be teachers, you have need again someone to teach you the elementary principles of oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and … Continue reading

When I am tempted to despair…

“Out of the depths, Oh Lord, I cry to You when I am tempted to despair. Though I may fail to trust Your promises, You never fail to hear my prayer. And if you judged my sin, I’d never stand again, but I see mercy in Your hands…” ~ Out Of The Depths “When Satan … Continue reading

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