Fear can be an evil dictator, a ruthless warden of the mind, and a steel chain of bondage. It forces many to do the unthinkable... forcing a servant to bury his master's silver in the backyard. Making Peter swing his sword and cut off Malchus' ear. Driving Abraham to father an illegitimate son. Convincing Jonah to buy a ticket and get into a boat. Whispering murder and cover up to Moses. Here are three secrets to fearing less...
Sometimes, I wonder if we are so conditioned by shows of weakness that we’ve begun to call moderate strength or even mediocrity, “power.” It seems that those exercising true Spirit-enabled power are often culturally interpreted as arrogant or brash. Could it be that a weak church culture is feeding that misconception? Could it be that we are teaching the world that “Christian” = “weak”?
There are three basic types of people in this world - motivated by different things... Which are you? Thinkers. Thinkers are educators, philosophers, authors, pastors, politicians. They believe knowledge is power and want to help others know what they know. Fighters. Fighters operate with a deep sense of courage and responsibility. These everyday warriors care … Continue reading My ‘I Am…’ begins with His ‘I Am’
Is your Bible a like a desert (dry, boring) or like a dessert (sweet, satisfying)? The Bible compares itself to food – and, considering the average American’s fetish with junk food, I’m not so sure that’s a good comparison. Most of the time, good food isn’t really good – if you know what I mean. We have to choose between good and good-for-us. But the Author would have you have your cake and eat it too (spiritually speaking). He desires to fill you with joy through His Words.
Is your Bible a like a desert (dry, boring) or like a dessert (sweet, satisfying)? The Bible compares itself to food - and, considering the average American's fetish with junk food, I'm not so sure that's a good comparison. Most of the time, good food isn't really good - if you know what I mean. We have to choose between good and good-for-us. But the Author would have you have your cake and eat it too (spiritually speaking). He desires to fill you with joy through His Words.
As you read this, please pray for a proper understanding of God's true size and might. Let Isaiah's vision of God (Isa. 6:1-7) un-box your view of God. God is holy. He is sacred, set apart, and unlike all else. Holiness isn't just an attribute of God; it is the essence of who God is. It's impossible to define holiness without God and God without holiness. His holiness has many facets: His ways are pure, His works are powerful, and His words are our promise.