Category Archives: Devotion Life

God is to be Known– not a Personality Profile to be Studied

Jesus chided the religious elites of his day for equating knowledge of the scriptures with knowledge of God. Jesus rebuked them for not knowing His Father despite their diligent study of the scriptures daily. There is an implicit warning in … Continue reading

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Graham Cooke: Inheritance Not Needs

Today as I was listening to a youtube message by Graham Cooke, I was both blessed and challenged to pray with greater assurance rooted in a self-identity that I am a much loved son of my Father in heaven who … Continue reading

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Religion as a Whirlpool vs. Christ as a Well-Spring

When does healthy, spiritual self-reflection end and legalistic, self-absorption masquerading as godly humility and spirituality start? I’ve been pondering this as I seek to disciple teenagers God has entrusted to my care. I believe the latter is a religious spirit … Continue reading

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A Struggle in Loneliness Understood–part 2

In “A Struggle in Loneliness Understood (part 1)” I ended with the claim that only God can forever capture our sense of wonder and amazement. I want to pursue that line of thought in this present post. I remember years … Continue reading

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A Struggle in Loneliness Understood–part 1

I’ve been struggling with some loneliness lately–it is a battle I go through every so often as a single guy. I’ve also been struck with the nature of the human soul and its need of other humans souls. More specifically … Continue reading

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Discipleship: Being taught and FILLED by our Master

The following is an excerpt from a post by Rick Joyner who I like to read from time to time even though I have my points of disagreement with him. He captures the insightful truth that our Christian call to … Continue reading

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Belief in God vs. Trust in God

Peter Enns has once again stirred the soup of my mind with a recent post titled: “Why I Don’t Believe in God Anymore.” However the title is supposed to be somewhat provocative and induce a further look. In truth Enns … Continue reading

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The Collapse of Christian “Superstars”

Christian author Rick Joyner states,“Those who are the most successful in any field are those who do the basics best. To be a disciple of Christ, we want the foundation to be right. If the foundation is not level and … Continue reading

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Hyperextending Your Emotions

In ministry there can sometimes be the tendency to hyperextend our emotions and hearts and overexpose ourselves to the suffering, evil, darkness and needs of this world. It is during those times we must look to Jesus, our example, who … Continue reading

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Splitting Us Open

Hebrews speaks of God’s Word as being “sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.” Definitely not a relaxing passage … Continue reading

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