You and I are in the River of God right now…or should I say, the River is in us. We no longer have to pray for God to “rend the heavens and come down” because Jesus came down, and we live under an open heaven now (John 1:51; Eph.2:6; Heb.12:22-24). We don’t need to wait for this River, it’s flowing in us now…we need to let it flow out. Continue reading
What if we abandoned our addiction to certainty for surrender and trust? For if we’re ever going to walk off our maps, we must let go of our need to have everything figured out. We’ll never go beyond what we already understand; we’ll stay bound by our thoughts instead of being liberated by His.
Faith is a funny thing. It’s only faith when you don’t see. Like driving in a dense Continue reading
As senior leader of our local church, I pray for specific direction for each new year. This year, I had no clarity until about two weeks ago. I had been praying and kept getting two words… “breakthrough” and “breakout” since last December, but it didn’t fall into place for me until just recently. Continue reading
My crazy busy Monday did not allow me the usual time to prepare my normal Tuesday post, so I thought I would take this opportunity to let you know about two things that you may want to take advantage of concerning my book, “Sonshift: Everything Changes in the Father’s Embrace.” Continue reading
There’s a new United Pursuit album coming out this week titled “Tell All My Friends,” and if the song “Let You Go” is any indication, it should be a good one.
I love the soulful spiritual genre of the song, but even more, I love what it says. I’ve talked about our need to move from a transactional god to a relational God here on this blog. This song captures the essence of making that journey, letting go of our narcissistic version of relationship for one of surrender and trust. Continue reading
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Tagged Christianity, Disciple Shift, Let You Go, Narcissism, Relationship, Religion and Spirituality, Sonshift, Surrender, transformation, United Pursuit
We’ve looked at how the Greek word, metanoeō, was poorly translated into English in our Bibles as “repent” before. Metanoeo is not re-penance! It means to change your mind. Re-form your thinking about something. The problem is, we don’t like change.
Turn and face the strain
We like the idea of being molded and shaped by the Lord…we just don’t like having to go through the changes. Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Freedom, Grace, Identity, Love
Tagged Christian growth, Christianity, fear and love, Fear of the Lord, Judgment, Religion and Spirituality, transformation
The Bible text is not the Word of God; Jesus Christ is the Word of God. I’m not being provocative here to demote the Bible in your mind; I’m saying this to hopefully elevate your view of Jesus Christ over the Bible text (see John 5:39-40).
A very brief “word” history is probably needed here. Continue reading