Tag Archives: Spiritual growth

The gateway to authentic living

What the world needs now is other-centered, self-giving love, not political activism. Every inhumanity to man and social injustice is automatically taken care of when we treat others the same way we want to be treated. This is the essence … Continue reading

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Entering into a cooperative process with Jesus

I’ve said before that the key to the harvest is the HEART, not the head (see “Harvest of the Heart“). The heart is the seat of our effections; it’s what motivates us to do what we do. It’s how we … Continue reading

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What are we learning?

A soul that’s not self-reflective is a superficial and impoverished soul. It has no knowledge of its own shortcomings. Its focus is more often on the shortcomings of others. It has no governing capability to mitigate against its own hypocritical … Continue reading

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The heart and the veil

I’ve shared many times before that our heart is the gate keeper to all revelation from God. Spiritual truth is heart language, not head language. When our heart is open, we grow in understanding and are able to walk in … Continue reading

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Free will, freedom, and our union with Christ

If we don’t have free will to choose we cannot live in freedom, which is what Jesus came to give us (see Gal.5:1). Freedom requires two things. First, it requires having response-ability. By definition, you cannot be free if you … Continue reading

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Unlocking the prison of unbelief

Our hearts come locked, stuck in some form of unbelief. As I’ve said many times before,  this is because our default is to only perceive the “fishbowl” we’ve been swimming in. So, God must reveal mysteries previously hidden to us … Continue reading

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Being Thankful leads to our Transformation

Thankfulness is a virtue that transforms our lives and helps us walk in all the fullness that God has intended for us. It’s a very effective way to walk in the light as He is in the light (1 John … Continue reading

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A hidden key to living the overcoming life

One way we learn how to live the overcoming life is through trials and problems. It’s also probably one of the most misinterpreted and least liked ways of growing as a believer, but it’s one of the most effective ways. … Continue reading

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The skinny on indoctrination

Indoctrination is the process of teaching a person or group to accept a set of beliefs uncritically. Indoctrination is being taught what to think, whereas critical thinking is being taught how to think. It is my contention that our society, … Continue reading

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Encountering Jesus changes everything

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

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