I’ve been talking about God’s love, knowing God, walking a road few dare to travel, being intimate with God, and going deeper. This past week has been around the metaphor of the ocean. God’s deep and wide limitless love. I want to learn to swim in this ocean of love. It’s Mother’s Day weekend. As I think … More Teach me to swim.
Oswald Chambers asks at the end of today’s devotional, “Is our attitude today an attitude that flows from our vision of God? Are we expecting God to do greater things than He has ever done before? Is there a freshness and a vitality in our spiritual outlook?” See John 14:12-13. Everything I have read today … More What’s your vision of God?
This is great! If you have not been there go…. NOW. God has it all held together!! Go and see the She-Rambler.
“Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed? Did you take God into your mind only, or did you also embrace him with your heart? Did he get inside you?” Acts 19:2, The Message. Distractions to the left and right. All I want to do is go deeper… but I don’t know how to … More I don’t know how to swim
“The love of God. We have lost it today; we have turned our back on the ocean and are looking out over barren, colorless hills for the ocean’s fullness.” The Love of God, Oswald Chambers, 17. No matter how we may feel about ourselves God says, “I love you!” No matter how you feel say … More The Ocean
As I read these verses in Philippians 4:8-9, Paul states, ”…I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious – the best, not the worst, the beautiful, not the ugly, things to praise, not things to curse….” (The Message). So my response: To put down those … More What’s on your mind?
James 4:17, “To know to do good and not do it is sin.” I don’t want to find myself in a place where I am out of touch with God and His working in my life. I don’t want to get to a place where the needs I have are the first thoughts I have … More Before you tell Him, “No.”
If God were to speak to you right now would you be ready to listen? Several years ago I was Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church in Aztec, NM. I took a group of Juniors and Seniors from high school down to Wayland Baptist University in Texas to check out the college and to hear … More Are you ready?
Taking risks. Going against the crowd. Standing alone. Making a difference. There are so many throughout the Scripture who fit the above description. Each one dared to risk being vulnerable to the mission of God’s plan. They were all a huge success in God’s eyes. They were each focused on the goal – that one thing … More May FOCUS: Determination
Yesterday I wrote about “an unguarded moment” in my life. That moment took place in the early Spring of 2000. I catch myself sometimes thinking a lot about times that have gone by. It’s interesting to me that my children do the same. Just the other day one of them made the comment that she … More An unguarded moment (pt 2)