Gratitude In This Moment

When we are absent from the moment, locked away in our chambers, jerked around by the false reality of video clips and sound bites, it allows the life that we have to pass us by.  We are manipulated Continue reading

Gratitude As Incense

Gratitude teaches us how to live in this moment unfettered by the past and taking no anxious thoughts about tomorrow.  Gratitude celebrates the God who is and the daily blessings He brings us.  With Continue reading

Thankful For The Little Things

Gratitude to God keeps things from being central in our life.  Gratitude takes every gift in hand and comes and looks into the Father’s eyes and says a heartfelt “thank you”.  One of the dear saints I Continue reading

Doing The Teachings Of Jesus

Real disciples intentionally do the teachings of Jesus as an expression of love for Him and His ways.  Putting His teachings into practice is an obedience that is life transforming.  It replaces old Continue reading

New Creation And Love

The new creation will be the fullness of love given and returned in a beautiful inclusive circle of unimagined delight in the other.  This future is to be our present.  It is the foretaste of heaven’s Continue reading

Love Because Of Who You Are

Christ’s disciples learn to love for the sake of love.  God loves us not because of who we are but because of who He is.  God is love.  It is expressed to us as mercy and grace.  As a Christian we Continue reading

The Idols Are Back

Idolatry is still a main cause of the spiritual failure of the people of God.  It is allowing anything to push Him out of the love-center of our lives.  Satan is a master at using the tools of the Continue reading

Welcome The Work Of The Spirit

When the Holy Spirit searches your heart and graciously tries to do God’s work in it, Satan will try to divert your attention to the faults and failings of other people.  With this wrong focus you Continue reading

Character Transformation

In a powerful quote Dallas Willard said, “Our goal is not to obey the teachings of Jesus.  Our goal is to become the kind of persons that naturally obey the teachings of Jesus.”  As believers we start Continue reading

Drifting

The drift away from Christ-centeredness, from active faith and from involvement in the life of the church is a very subtle thing.  It is caused from going with the currents instead of against them.  Continue reading