There is no life in Christ apart from life in the Spirit. The truth of who the Father is, the truth of who we are in Christ, and the truth of His word is not just revealed by the Spirit, … Continue Reading Spirit and Truth–Part Two
I believe that every word from my Father is truth, and every word is a revelation of His love. I believe His Spirit is inside me to make that truth reality. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, … Continue Reading Spirit and Truth
Alex came up behind me as I was standing in line. I thought he was checking out too, so I began to move things around to give him space on the conveyer. As I looked up though, he … Continue Reading Love Lived
The manifestation of the Father’s glory and power is not a matter of times or seasons. In Him there is no variation or shadow of change. The sun of His heart and ability doesn’t rise and it never sets. … Continue Reading United
It’s an odd thing to be adrift, to rise and fall on the swells of God’s sovereignty. To look at every horizon and only see water is unnerving. But to then be comforted by the very thing that overwhelms you … Continue Reading Adrift
About a month ago, Dawn and I were sitting in the gym of a church on the north side of Houston. We were gathered with other youth pastors from South Texas, listening to the heart and wisdom of various leaders, one … Continue Reading (Un)Anchored
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
What do you truly believe about God? It’s not what you affirm, not what you sing about, or even what you lift your hands to. It’s what you actually live out. There are two elements of faith that walk hand in hand, not entirely the same, … Continue Reading Radically for One
“You will never see Me do anything amazing if you are not willing to take any risks.” These are some of the clearest words the Holy Spirit has ever spoken to me. I’ve told this story several times in the … Continue Reading Radically with the Spirit
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
“People have no idea what God has.” That statement was written on a star-shaped sticky note, and taped to my … Continue Reading Perspective
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