Called to Freedom

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In some recent conversations some folks have said to me that they felt like there were some events and perspectives happening around them that were causing them to believe their freedom in Christ was being hindered.  They were not sure if they were lacking confidence in their relationship with God or fearing what people thought of them. It often seems … Read More

Honest to God

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I had set my cup of coffee down on the end table, to reach up, and get a book off of the shelf to clarify a reference.  I turned back, picked up my cup, and went back to the dining room table to finish what I was studying.  I did not realize the bottom of my cup was wet leaving … Read More

What Do You Reflect?

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Going for a walk at the twilight part of the day is one of my favorite things to do. The light can take on a golden glow that is glorious to walk in. I can enjoy the walk and lose track of where I am and not realize how quickly it is getting dark and that I am going to … Read More

Who is Your Reference Point?

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Has our culture become a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing?  Do we tend to mirror the nature of our culture instead of knowing who we really are as believers in Jesus Christ? There is much good in our culture, but there is equally a lot that is detrimental to following the Gospel.  We can observe that American society … Read More

Jesus Heartburn

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Spiritual transformation takes the form of companionship with Jesus.  Spiritual people are not just those who engage in spiritual practices but those who draw their life from a conversational relationship with God. We see this in action after His resurrection, Jesus appeared to His disciples on various occasions until He ascended to heaven forty days later.  His main task during … Read More

Blinded by the Light

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In the Christian life the benefits of living an obedient life are many.  There are two benefits that are so linked together that it is difficult to treat them separately.  The epitome of these character qualities is a passion for personal holiness and a sense of humility.  Over time the Holy Spirit generates in our hearts and souls a craving … Read More

Hidden in Christ

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Who we are Do we think of our lives as immersed in blessing? Ephesians 1:3 says, “…the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing…” Do we see our lives as immersed in blessing? If not what keeps us from living in complete abandon to God? Ephesians 1:4 tells us … Read More

Know and be Known

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What would you consider as the most important thing for your existence?  Many Christians would answer that it would be finding God or loving, knowing, and serving Him. However people express it, most would say something about God but would not make any reference to self. In all of the things God created only humans are challenged to know their … Read More

Transformed by Love

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According, to 2 Corinthians 3:18, the goal of our spiritual journey is to be transformed into the image of God. “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another…,” (2 Corinthians 3:18). Transformation will involve being remade into who we were destined from … Read More