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Jun 6, 2017

Renewing Energy

By |Jun 6, 2017|Devotionals, Father, Humility, Idolatry, Power, Renewal, Spirit|0 Comments

Power tends to dissipate.  It must be renewed.  A branch must have the vine.  An appliance needs to be plugged into an electrical source.  Batteries have to be recharged.  Energy must be renewed.  We are not self-sufficient.  We are not the source of power.  We are channels through which it flows.  If we seek to

Feb 17, 2017

Jesus Became Weary

By |Feb 17, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Ministry, Renewal, Spirit|0 Comments

“Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well” Jn 4:6 (NKJV).  We forget that He was fully human.  His physical energy could be strained and drained.  The long journey left Him tired.  He felt the demands of ministry.  But even in the midst of his tiredness, He was able to effectively

Oct 28, 2016

Strength Through Prayer

By |Oct 28, 2016|Devotionals, Discipleship, Encouragement, Prayer, Renewal|0 Comments

There is a connection between strength and prayer.  The psalmist so beautifully reminds us, “On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul” Ps 138:3 (NRSV).  We need a strength that comes from beyond us.  The disciples discovered this as boldness when they had prayed (Ac 4:31).  Isaiah poetically said,

Mar 17, 2016

The Paralyzed Soul

By |Mar 17, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Discipline, Encouragement, Healing, Inner healing, Lent, Renewal|0 Comments

You can change your circumstances, your location, your job and whatever else, but you can’t get away from yourself.  You can face yourself and allow the grace of Christ to restore and heal you.  With discipline, hard work and godly support, your future can be better than your past.  He is restoring you.  Everyday give

Jan 30, 2016

Knowing Yourself

By |Jan 30, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Divine Likeness, Formation, Grace, Healing, Renewal, Spirit|0 Comments

Know yourself.  Stop and look at your actions and reactions.  Think about what makes you tick.  There is a sense in which you do not fully know yourself.  You need to ask God to reveal you to yourself so that you can bring who you are to the healing grace of God and become more

Jan 26, 2016

Touched by Heaven

By |Jan 26, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Incarnation, Life, New Creation, Pentecost, Renewal, Spirit|0 Comments

Jesus came by incarnation as Emmanuel to restore His creation and creatures with the life of Heaven.  After He ascended, He gave the baptismal pouring of His Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:4, 33).  This means that we have available to us the very Spirit of the One who came from Heaven.   We need the

Apr 19, 2015

The Gates To Heaven Are In Odd Places

By |Apr 19, 2015|Devotionals, Encouragement, Father, Renewal, Trials|0 Comments

“Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it” Genesis 28:16 (NASB).  Have you been there, thinking that you were alone, only to find out later that the Lord was there?  In your grief?  In your rejection?  In your loss?  In your pain? 

Sep 21, 2014

Upper Window

By |Sep 21, 2014|Devotionals, Grace, Patience, Prayer, Renewal|0 Comments

Daniel prayed three times a day in his upper room through a window that faced Jerusalem (Dan 6:10).  Prayer is where we open an upper window toward God.  It is through the upper window that we are resupplied and reenforced.  Strength returns.  Perspective is gained.  Hope is restored.  Patience secured.  Courage found.  Grace comes.  The

Dec 10, 2013

Grace Can Recreate Us

By |Dec 10, 2013|Devotionals, Formation, Grace, Growth, Renewal|0 Comments

God’s grace is not something that is superimposed on our humanity.  God’s grace transforms us, gets into the fiber of our being, to change us into something better.  Grace creates a real change from within. Man resisting grace is distorted.  Grace is not meant to make us super humans but rather genuine humans.  It becomes a

Nov 19, 2013

Thirst

By |Nov 19, 2013|Christ, Devotionals, Growth, Renewal, Spiritual Food|1 Comment

Turn toward the source of your life, not away from Him.  Keep drinking from the Fountain of Living Water.  Turn away from the “broken cisterns which can hold no water.”  Turn away from the imitations to the genuine.  Cultivate a thirst for the real, and the artificial will not deceive you.  He will satisfy your