Poking the “Spiritual” Bear

I have started and stopped this post, what seems like a hundred times. There is so much I want to say, but I want to keep it clear and concise. I want to share what has been so heavy on my heart, but don’t want to go into too much detail, because that would actually…

YOU are Holy

Did you know that you can be holy? for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16 I’m guessing that you probably don’t feel all that holy. I know I certainly don’t. I can probably think of half a dozen ways I was unholy just this morning…and it’s only 9:30am! I…

Faith and the Holy Spirit

Last time, I talked about settling God’s TRUTH in our heart so that we can maintain our true identity, even in difficult times. Today, I would like to talk about faith and relying on the Holy Spirit. Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of…

Know Your Enemy

Day before yesterday, I talked about the baptism of Jesus and how God, Himself, declared who Jesus was and how He felt about Him. Today, I would like to talk a little bit about how Jesus’s identity was tested immediately after that declaration. Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be…

Revelatory Gifts (40 REAL Days)

DAY 38 So, I guess on the heels of yesterday’s post, I would like to talk a little about some struggles I’ve had over the years…and continue to have, today. This is NOT to bash the Church. I love the people of God – even in all of our stumbling and messiness. But I’ve been…

In Spirit and In Truth (40 REAL Days)

DAY 37 “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship Him. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23-24 ESV (emphasis mine) Some of the…

Our Will (40 REAL Days)

DAY 30 Wow…day 30! I’m feeling the need to linger, a bit, with the John Paul Jackson teaching on prayer (The Prayer Room). I actually spent about an hour going through the first sixteen minutes…and I still feel like I need to go back over it, again. I love when God has me stay and…

His Presence (40 REAL Days)

DAY 11 I continued spending time in Exodus 33, this morning. I think we (myself, included) take for granted the access we have to God. And WOW, do we have access!! The One who created us, loves us, rescued us and has a plan for us, very much longs for us to spend time in…

Dreams on the Altar (40 REAL Days)

DAY 9 I would like to start today by piggy-backing on yesterday’s message. These 40 days are supposed to be about the process and I didn’t share the process of what I wrote…I just wrote what I felt led to write. So, let me back up. On Sunday, I was struggling with contentment. Ten years…

Battle (40 REAL Days)

DAY 4 To be honest, this is the first day that I haven’t felt like writing. Our family is experiencing spiritual attack on a few different fronts, and while I know that ALL things work together for good to them that love God (Romans 8:28), my flesh just wants to be angry and scream about…