The lies within us partner with our personalities or internal wiring and lead us right into sin. That gravitational pull to sin then paralyzes our hands, and we become ineffective for the kingdom, stymieing the work God has led us to accomplish.
The defense that we need, then, must be internal as well as external. We must combat our own selves, and Nehemiah gratefully gives a picture of where it must start.Read More
In the Fall of 2014, I felt the Holy Spirit urging me to pray a specific and uncharacteristic prayer.
Before I lay it all out, I probably need to communicate what makes the prayer uncharacteristic. First of all, you need to know that I am not a visionary. Meaning, I’m not the one dreaming big dreams of the future with pie-in-the-sky aspirations. I'm more of a doer. I’m going to be the one in the trenches working hard to make someone else’s ideas happen. Second, I am perfectly happy with that. I like “the doing” just fine.Read More
Self-realization comes in many forms but always seems to pop up when I am the least aware. I feel like I’m at a point where I feel comfortable understanding “me.” But then I deal with some unforeseen circumstance, and then something new surfaces.Read More
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Whether it is making sure you have a solid group of Christian friends, accountability partners, the right-fit small group, etc., the overwhelming message is a Biblical one. We’re meant to be a small cog in the wheel of doing life together, unified to the same goal.
But I wonder if after we’ve found our community and checked that box on our godly to-do list, we neglect an equally Biblical understanding of the role of the believer as part of the body - that of correction and instruction of each other in the faith.Read More
I feel like a lot of Christians have the heebie jeebies when it comes to Satan.
It’s like when the abused puppy rescue commercials come on, and everyone immediately turns the channel. People get squirmy when it comes to discussing Satan’s reality in our lives. Most would rather just turn the channel.Read More
I got lost in Prague this summer.
It definitely wasn't on purpose. I was not on a quest to "find myself" in Europe and somehow got "lost" in pursuit of higher understanding.
This was just your normal "I don't know where the heck I am" and "I don't speak the language," run of the mill lost.Read More