December 30, 2010

Pinpricks of light

“looking off to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of the faith, who, in view of the joy set before him endured the cross, despising its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 (ISV) I heard of an experiment where mice were placed in a box […]
December 24, 2010

Jumping Generations

No generation should be so arrogant as to assume that God will accomplish the rull breath of his will in their time.
December 22, 2010

When is the last time you leapt for joy?

When is the last time you leapt for joy? And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit Luke 1:41 (ESV) When Elizabeth heard the greeting, she felt the baby kick. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Luke 1:41 (GW) […]
December 16, 2010

From Survival to Significance

For a long time, I have believed that one of satan’s chief strategies is to reduce our lives to mere survival. Survival means living from day to day, just to be able to “make it” for the next day without any real goal or meaning. Each day becomes a meaningless grind of tedious effort […]
December 15, 2010

It’s Not What Goes Into the Fire, It’s What Comes Out

The president of the college I attended once told a group of us bright-eyed, idealistic students that in his time of testing, he threw out almost everything he ever believed. As he came out of the fire, he looked back.  Some things he had retained, but others he threw away some – They were […]
December 8, 2010

You Can’t Live Off of Someone Else’s Revelation

One of my mentors once said, “God has no grandchildren, only children”.  What he simply meant was that every person must experience God for themselves. If my parents were devoted followers of Christ, that does not guarantee that I will be. Yes, they can pass down “Christian values” and righteous principles, but without my […]
December 1, 2010

Speaking to Yourself

Everybody speaks to themselves – whether it’s in front of a mirror, while driving, or when half asleep! But the kind of speaking I mean are not vain ramblings, or practiced speeches before a meeting, or mouthing some repetitious formula that will make you rich, but speaking life-giving words to yourself before negative words […]
November 22, 2010

You Can’t Live Off of Someone Else’s Revelation

One of my mentors once said, “God has no grandchildren, only children”.  What he simply meant was that every person must experience God for themselves. If my parents were devoted followers of Christ, that does not guarantee that I will be. Yes, they can pass down “Christian values” and righteous principles, but without my […]
November 16, 2010

The Scent of Water

The Scent of Water For there is hope for a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots will not cease. Though its root grows old in the earth, and its stump dies in the ground, yet at the scent of water it will bud and put […]