Caleb has been on my heart, lately. Remember Caleb? God had delivered the Israelites from Egypt, opened the Red Sea, and provided manna from Heaven. Now Israel was camped at the border of the Promised Land, and Moses sent out twelve spies to explore the land of Canaan. Joshua and Caleb were the two spies -- of all the spies – who came back with faith and said, “We can take them! Let’s take the land!” The other ten spies were saying, “We’re grasshoppers next to them! We’ll be eaten alive!” Caleb and Joshua pleaded, “The Lord is with us! Don’t [...]
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If a great apostle prayed for you, what would you want to be prayed for? Today, we explore Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3 – another piece of the plan of God revealed. What did Paul pray? “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be [...]
Experiencing Encounters with God When we were on a trip to Thailand, a missionary told me about a place in the Omkoi district, in the far north, near the border, out in the bush, where there’s hardly anything. The Holy Spirit has been moving tremendously through these tribal people. They’re getting up at 4:00 every morning to pray and to worship. Who’s leading the way? It’s the children – they have a mission school there. And so the kids, before school, get up at 4:00 in the morning to pray, as young as five years old, and they’re having encounters with [...]
Do you ever feel that God is distant and not especially concerned with your life? Do you faithfully go through the motions of attending church, reading your Bible, and doing good works, and yet…feel a lack of connection with God? Do you wonder if there’s more to be had? The good news is that there is more – so very much more! God’s plan for us is to encounter Him – to have true intimacy with Him! What Does God’s Word Say About Encounter? In Whom, because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courage and confidence) [...]
Do you ever struggle with feelings of self-condemnation? Have you caught yourself judging others? Do your life circumstances sometimes make you doubt God’s goodness and His love for you? Today, we’re going to explore the roots of a judgmental spirit, and how direct encounter with God can set us on a correct path – the path where we, as individuals and as the church as a whole, can achieve the plan that God has revealed for us. […]
Do you sometimes feel that God is unapproachable or unavailable? Do feelings of guilt or shame make you feel fearful or unworthy of God? Where do these thoughts and feelings come from? […]
Many people struggle to have true intimacy with God or with their family. Today we’re going to look the root cause of our trouble with connecting with God, with our spouse, with our children, or with others. […]
Who are we in Christ? In Romans 8:16-17 we read, “The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now, if we are God’s children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ.” What are the implications of being God’s sons and daughters and co-heirs with Christ? How does the character of our Father God relate to our relationship with Him and with our ministry to others? […]
There are so many things to discuss when it comes to relationships, so I’ve extended our Creating Healthy Relationships blog to include a Part 2! In this article, we will discuss community and confrontation. […]
Relationships are our greatest treasures in life. When we get to the end of our lives, we won’t be thinking about how much we have in the bank; we’ll be thinking about the people in our lives. Whether we realize it or not, there’s a real desire for community and real authentic relationships. But at the same time, often our wounds come from people. This makes navigating relationships tricky sometimes. […]