I read an article awhile back about a one hundred year-old hotel in Fiji that became infested with termites. They entered the hotel through small cracks in the foundation and walls. While they didn’t do extensive damage to the structure … Continue Reading Pillars of Authority–Integrity
There is nothing more relevant to this world than the love and presence of God. That is to say–according to Merriam-Webster–that nothing has more “significant and demonstrable bearing on the matters at hand.” God is love. He defines the very … Continue Reading Faith is not Silent
“The theory of coal never turned a wheel or warmed the earth. Power has to be released to be effective.” –A. W. Tozer
You will never know the weight and significance of who you are apart from knowing the weight and significance of why you are. And the why of your life is all summed up in the heart of the Father … Continue Reading Being and Becoming…Concluded
Once a week, or so, I take Samuel and Jonas to a park to talk with them about various things concerning integrity, honor, and following Christ. I figured that one of the greatest privileges and responsibilities of parents is to call out identity in … Continue Reading Being and Becoming…Continued
There is nothing deeply rooted in us…only that in which we have deeply rooted ourselves. All of the things that we feel make up the core of our identity–our upbringing, traditions, pains, positions, etc.–only serve as the establishment of … Continue Reading Being and Becoming
Following Christ is…simple. Now, I understand that simple does not always equate to easy. Yet, the fact remains…following Jesus does not require the complexity of doctrines, theologies, or statements of faith. Are these things invalid? Certainly not. But their … Continue Reading Purpose
Faith is not a feeling or event. It is not an experience or circumstance. It is, and it always will be, a choice. Therefore, faith is always there–ready to affect change, ready to reveal the Father–no matter what the feelings or … Continue Reading of Risk and Responsibility
The opposite of fear is not faith. The opposite of fear is love. I once wrote that all fear is self-preservation. And all fear is contrary to love. I’m not talking about the sensation or even the apprehension that comes … Continue Reading of Fear and Love Renewed
Why does God love faith so much? Because faith chooses to act rather than just ‘believe’. Faith chooses to act on who God is rather than on what the circumstance is. Faith chooses to risk the natural on account of … Continue Reading A Treatise on Choice…Concluded.
I believe every word from my Father is truth. And His Spirit is inside me to make that truth a reality; to bring it to fruition in my life, as well as through me into the lives of others. About … Continue Reading A Treatise on Choice…Continued.
God inside of you is the most consequential and potent communion in all of creation. However, that relationship will not have effect until God inside of you becomes God moving through you in action. I’m not denying the work of the … Continue Reading A Treatise on Choice
If God is who He says He is, and I am who He says I am in Christ, then the only thing keeping the reality of these truths from being displayed in my life is my willingness to think and … Continue Reading Radically from His Heart…Continued…
Jesus didn’t come to affect our beliefs or address our behaviors. He came to transform who we are becoming by affecting and addressing the way we think. Because how we think determines who we become. You see, when Jesus walked … Continue Reading Radically from His Heart
Following Christ happens in action, not in belief. It is a life of action; a life of discovery. It is lived completely at rest in something so constant and immovable, and yet it is always moving forward and pushing deeper. … Continue Reading of Risk and Knowing
You were created because of love, created for love. This is why you will never truly know who you are until you walk in the identity of the Son, Jesus Christ. Because He is the unfiltered revelation of the Father’s … Continue Reading of Fear and Love