Category: Discipleship

Seeing and Hearing

Every time I consider the life of Helen Keller, I am struck by the difficulties that had to be overcome by Anne Sullivan, her teacher. Helen became deaf and blind at the age of 19 months. When Anne was brought into her life to train her, Helen could not grasp for a while that every […]

Holy Husbandry

It is very liberating to reach a place of faith and trust in which we become able to say to the One Who exhaled a few words once and breathed the stars: “Dearest Lover of my soul, I commit myself and my property and my future and my relationships to You: for better, for worse, […]

Power to be You

Part of the power it takes to be the truest version of you comes from within: The Holy Spirit inSpiring you; Your Heavenly Father extending to you His DNA Believing what He tells you about yourself and your future Part of the power it takes to be the truest version of you comes from without: […]

Hoping in His Calling

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the perception of your mind may be enlightened so you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the glorious riches of […]

Types and Anti-Types

In 1 Peter 3:18-22, Peter wrote about Noah’s experience in the ark he built, calling it an “antitype” of baptism. Many things we see or experience in the life we have in Christ are types or anti-types. Learning about some dynamic of the Kingdom of God is frequently a preview of an experience the next […]

Yahweh’s Love, Our Mistakes

Yahweh’s instructions to Abraham never seemed to include any inclusion of Lot’s life in the invitations or directions. He was either Abraham’s idea, or Lot just invited himself on an adventure. My guess is that he was tired of chores at his dad’s place. Repeatedly, Lot was a costly problem for Abraham. When their flocks […]

Emotional and Mental Tiredness

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your […]

Staying Honest

What does honesty look like in every arena in which it can exist? How do we keep its protection as a belt? Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. For our battle is […]

Motivation

What motivates you with regard to your discipleship? Some common possibilities: Fear of hell Hope for Heaven Fear of being accused of failure Fear of disappointing Jesus Fear of disappointing other people Love for Jesus […]

Praying

Revoke means “call back.” Provoke means “call forth.” Invoke means “call in.” An invocation, at the beginning of our meetings, is intended to ask our God to come to the meeting. That seems a little pretentious for someOne Who is everywhere. If there are three of us in a room: you, me and our dad, […]

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