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Sep 15, 2015

Grace And Love

By |Sep 15, 2015|Christ, Deliverance, Devotionals, Formation, Grace, Growth, Holiness, Love, Purify, Spirit|0 Comments

Grace is love in quest of you.  This is not an unhealthy co-dependent love.  It is not soft, but strong.  Grace is love not letting us go.  Grace is love seeking our full deliverance (salvation).  Grace is love washing, cleansing, and purifying the people of God.  Grace is love transforming.  Grace accepts us as we

Aug 14, 2015

Needing The Spirit

By |Aug 14, 2015|Devotionals, Formation, Growth, Holiness, Inner healing, Purify, Spirit|0 Comments

God knows the heart.  He also knows that we need the Holy Spirit.  The Father willingly gives the Holy Spirit.  God, by the Spirit, purifies the heart.   God makes no racial, status or gender distinctions in the need of His Spirit.  We need His inner strength.  We need His inner cleansing.  We need His

Jun 13, 2015

Healing The Self

By |Jun 13, 2015|Devotionals, Holiness, Inner healing, Purify|0 Comments

 

A sick self will express itself in sick ways.  This unhealthy self can occasionally do wonderful unselfish things, but it defaults quickly to the unhealthy self, and all systems operate from that flawed default.  Until this self-system is fixed by grace, good deeds may be a mask for a hidden disorder.  A sick self is

May 26, 2015

Ongoing Cleansing

By |May 26, 2015|Christ, Devotionals, Formation, Growth, Holiness, Purify, Surrender|0 Comments

As life unfolds, so does self-discovery.  We keep learning things about ourselves, even after we have walked a long time with the Lord, that previously were not at a conscious level.  When the light of God shines into the deep places of our heart and mind, discoveries about ourselves are made.  There is a need

Mar 19, 2015

An Ongoing Work

By |Mar 19, 2015|Christ, Devotionals, Holiness, Purify, Surrender|0 Comments

As believers we advance new creation by continually yielding ourselves to Christ for personal sanctification (Romans 6).  We are becoming the Carpenter’s greatest work.    Charles Wesley wrote, “Finish then thy new creation, pure and spotless let us be.”  God has more good stuff to do in you than you can even imagine.  He is

Feb 16, 2015

Beyond Confession

By |Feb 16, 2015|Attentiveness, Confession, Devotionals, Holiness, Purify, Sin|0 Comments

Somehow we feel that if we sin, the only thing we have to do is to confess it and move on.  There is more!  Much more!  The heart must be examined to fully answer the question, “Why did I do that?”  We need to look at anything in us that tends toward a particular sin. 

Jan 22, 2015

Don’t Work Against Your Own Prayers

By |Jan 22, 2015|Devotionals, Holiness, Obedience, Prayer, Purify|0 Comments

Prayers for cleansing are useless when we continually and knowingly let images into our heart that are so opposite from the cleansing we say we crave.  Self-discipline is as much a part of our purity as prayers for it are.  Never let yourself dwell on things that are going to be problematic to a life

Jan 20, 2015

When Life Shakes You Up

By |Jan 20, 2015|Devotionals, Purify, Repentance, Trials|0 Comments

The experiences of life have a way of testing you.  Whenever life squeezes and shakes you, what is in you spills out.  For some bitterness comes out; for others sweetness comes out.  When something bad comes out that we did not think was there, then it is time to apologize and repent some more.  It

Jul 19, 2014

Love From A Pure Heart

By |Jul 19, 2014|Devotionals, Grace, Holiness, Love, Obedience, Purify|0 Comments

“Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart” (I Pet 1:22).  The soul must be purified before it can love fully.  The non-love pollutants must be purged out.  The Lord keeps showing you your heart the way it

Jul 1, 2014

The Grace of the Spirit

By |Jul 1, 2014|Devotionals, Formation, Grace, Holiness, Purify, Spirit, Truth|0 Comments

The genius of the Christian life is to be developed and matured by the Spirit that lived in Jesus.  “The goal of the Christian’s life is the acquisition of the grace of the Holy Spirit” (St. Seraphim of Sarov).  We need the “grace of the Holy Spirit”.  The Spirit’s grace will give us strength for