I don’t believe you can have an encounter with Jesus and not be fundamentally changed—without becoming more loving, gracious, patient, kind, self-giving, understanding, faithful…. On the other hand, when people tell me they know Christ but remain ungracious, hateful, unforgiving, … Continue reading
I’ve been working on writing a new book and thinking a lot about our paradigms lately. Paradigms are funny things. We all have one and they color how we understand everything. How we interpret life…each other…God. It’s the fishbowl we’ve … Continue reading
I have to go through road construction in order get to my church office (yes, we have two seasons here: winter and road construction!) The road project is almost done now, but I think God was trying to show me something through … Continue reading
We were created for glory…His glory. And that happens when we participate in the divine nature (2 Pet.1:4), letting Him bring us from glory to glory. It is God’s doing. I would like to share a couple of songs today from our local … Continue reading
Posted in Heaven on earth, Identity, Sonship, Worship
Tagged Abidition, Christianity, glory, Josh Smelzer, Levi Blackburn, Lifting Me, Spiritual growth, transformation
Salvation is both a destination and a journey. It is both instantaneous and ongoing. Yet, many Christians only see it as the former. To be clear, we’re saved by grace through faith. You are saved the moment you believe.
One thing I ‘ve found fascinating from studying human nature, teaching, writing and having conversations with people, is our innate ability to disregard anything that is different than what we already agree with. This amazing mental disconnect is especially prevalent with true believers, whether Christian or otherwise.
I’ve always enjoyed standing on an ocean shoreline. There’s something otherworldly about this experience. One world seems to end where another begins…where one way of traveling must give way to another way. It exposes our limitations, yet holds out hope for something so much more.