Feb 18, 2018

Tears of Slavery (2)

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Addiction is slavery.  You know what got you there, even though you did not think it would.  Now you deal with the tears.  Don’t let them be tears of despair; let them be tears of intercession.  Cry out to the Lord.  Seek His help.  You are powerless to free yourself.  You need One stronger than

Jan 18, 2018

Healing The Past

By |Jan 18, 2018|Devotionals, Forgiving, Grace, Healing, Inner healing, Love|0 Comments

As an observer of life, I have witnessed those who should have become a ball of dysfunctional goo, given the chaos in which they grew up, but somehow, they became functional, healthy and whole.  Others in the same circumstances were destroyed.  We have no control over what life hands us from DNA to environment.  We

Jan 9, 2018

The Fellowship Of Priests

By |Jan 9, 2018|Christ, Devotionals, Healing, Kingdom of God, Prayer, Reconciliation|0 Comments

Israel’s mission was to be a “kingdom of priests and a holy nation” (Exodus 19:6).  The vision of the Kingdom of God is that it is a Kingdom of priests.  As priests, we pray with our High Priest.  Jesus is both King and Priest.  We are one with Him in that, and we serve with

Nov 13, 2017

Light Out Of Darkness

By |Nov 13, 2017|Christ, Cross, Devotionals, Healing, Inner healing, Light|0 Comments

In Mother Teresa’s biography, we learn that she lived her life with a private, deep blackness that often oppressed her.  Yet she lived her life with a smile lifting up to the world the Light of Christ.  She came to accept this blackness as her cross.  We can serve God out of our problems and

Jul 14, 2017

Anticipating Complete Healing

By |Jul 14, 2017|Christ, Christ Coming, Death, Devotionals, Healing, Kingdom of God|0 Comments

The preaching of the arrival of the Kingdom of God came with miracles of healing the sick and casting out demons.  This was more than compassion for the hurting; it was saying that the promised future had arrived in the present manifested by these miracles.  He still heals, but our present healing is not final. 

May 24, 2017

Turning The Conversation

By |May 24, 2017|Attentiveness, Devotionals, Healing, Humility, Relationships|0 Comments

We really do know how to turn the conversation back to ourselves.  We know how to get our opinions and preferences into the discussion.  In short, we know how to make a lot of things about us.  There is something else we need to learn.  We need to learn how to listen, how to be

May 17, 2017

Displaying God’s Work

By |May 17, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Grace, Healing, Light|0 Comments

The disciples believed that the man born blind was because of his or his parents’ sins.  Jesus disagreed.  Nor did He say, “God predetermined it.”  Jesus saw it as an opportunity that the “works of God might be displayed in him.”  He healed him as a sign that He himself is the light of the

Feb 14, 2017

Cloudy Glasses

By |Feb 14, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Divine Likeness, Encouragement, Grace, Healing, Hope, Ministry|0 Comments

Take off your cloudy glasses when you look at other people, glasses clouded by negativity and prejudgment.  When you look at people through lens that are cloudy it blinds you to who they are and to their needs.  It blinds you to ministry.  It prevents you from giving healing and encouragement.  Replace the cloudy lens

Dec 29, 2016

The Brokenhearted

By |Dec 29, 2016|Christ, Healing, Inner healing, Trust, Worship|1 Comment

Have you been carrying your heart in a sling?  There is a word for you.  “He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds” Psalm 147:3 (NRSV).  You must not resort to self-pity, and you certainly must not play the victim.  Take your broken heart in your hand and hand it over to the Healer

Dec 11, 2016

Wounded Healers

By |Dec 11, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Healing, Inner healing|0 Comments

In life, we have been wounded by our friends as well as our enemies.  Sometimes wounds are intentional, and sometimes they are unintentional.  Sometimes there is no one to really blame, except evil itself.  We can decide that our wounds are not fatal.  We do not have to let these hurts destroy us.  Embracing our