Quick. What do you think when I say the word surrender? I think song lyrics. I think on my knees before God. I think giving up. A word I say, and think I'm doing, but really, I'm not. First, let me say this. I've looked. I cannot find one scripture reference to humans surrendering to God, … Continue reading when will i just stop surrendering?
It started a couple of years ago, actually. This feeling that would creep up whenever the talk turned to more of God. More of His presence. Something about that didn't sound right to my spirit, but I didn't know why. Not too long ago, a well-known preacher (one of my favorites, in fact), spoke about … Continue reading hey you there, in the presence of God…
We're walking through the Hall of Faith together, in Hebrews 11. Links to the previous posts will be at the end of this one. By faith Noah, after he was warned about what was not yet seen and motivated by godly fear, built an ark to deliver his family. By faith he condemned the world … Continue reading heroes: Noah and why i quit smoking
Last weekend I went to my first Christian writers' conference. I had no idea what to expect, but let me tell you, it was money well spent. I was a little intimidated at first, walking into this fancy schmancy hotel. Marble floors fancy and humongous chandeliers schmancy. But I walked right in, tried not to … Continue reading leave nothing out
"If you forgive anyone, I do too. For what I have forgiven—if I have forgiven anything—it is for you in the presence of Christ. I have done this so that we may not be taken advantage of by Satan. For we are not ignorant of his schemes." 2 Corinthians 2:10-11 Paul is talking to the … Continue reading give no advantage
One song played in my house all weekend. It's called "Pieces", sang by Steffany Gretzinger at IHOP's One Thing 2015. These words got down deep in my soul... "Your love's not fractured, it's not a troubled mind It isn't anxious, it's not the restless kind Your love's not passive, it's never disengaged It's always present, … Continue reading pieces
"Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you." - Psalm 116:7 My soul gets restless. It wanders through the mundane places and the places of need and want and longing and becomes dissatisfied. My soul gets overwhelmed. It feels the passing of time and the adventures not yet lived and … Continue reading pearls