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The Word, the Spirit, & You! Day 1

The Word of God. Scripture. The Bible. Somehow over the last decade, its preeminence in churches across the globe has lessened. We have...

A Word to the Body

Many of you are bemoaning where I have placed you. Know, however, that I am strategically aligning you today for what is needed tomorrow....

Meekness: A Spirit-Filled Life, Day 9

Meekness isn't a word we often use today. Whether it is a seemingly archaic word or because we don't see evidence of it in our society...

Faith: A Spirit-Filled Life, Day 8

The seventh fruit of the Spirit is translated in two different ways: faith and faithfulness. The former is the conviction or belief based...

Goodness: A Spirit-Filled Life, Day 7

"Why do you call me good? No one is good but One, that is, God," so answered Jesus when addressed by the rich, young ruler. In light of...

Gentleness: A Spirit-Filled Life, Day 6

There's a phrase used by the National Park Service that reflects their desire to see nature remain untouched. "Leave no trace." Don't mar...

Patience: A Spirit-Filled Life, Day 5

We've all heard the old adage, "Be careful what you pray for; you may just get it," particularly when it comes to, "Lord, give me...

Peace: The Spirit-Filled Life, Day 4

In a world characterized by turmoil, war, and chaos, where evil is called good and good, evil, where it is likely that when you lay your...

Joy: A Spirit-Filled Walk, Day 3

Stop for a moment and consider the following verses: 1 Pt. 4:13, "But to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on...

Love: The Spirit-Filled Life, Day 2

When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, He answered immediately, "The first of all commandments is 'Hear, O Israel; the...

A Holy Spirit, Day One

There is much talk within the western church today about the return of the works and power of the Holy Spirit. It is unfortunate that...

A Holy Tension

As we worshipped, one phrase continued circulating in my mind: "Holy Tension." Tension, in physics, is caused by a pulling, not pushing,...

Faith to Plant a Tamarisk Tree

We've all heard of mustard seed faith, but what about the faith to plant a tamarisk tree? Yes, it's biblical! In Genesis 15, God has...

Waste Places & The Gavel of God

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep,...

Be Still in the Tumult

There has been and will continue to be a great tumult within the world, but do not enter it, for that is what it is - noise meant to...