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
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
I have a firm belief that you will never understand something that you don’t live out. Our identity in Christ is resolute. But discovering the depth of that identity happens in the process of relationship, not in the acquisition of … Continue Reading Live Out
“Risk is right. To run from it is to waste your life.” This statement from John Piper sums up an entire body of thought of what it means to follow Christ. I think, at it’s purest, risk exemplifies faith more … Continue Reading A Brief Anatomy of Risk
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
Every bit of life in Christ is in life by the Spirit. The Apostle John once wrote that no one had ever seen God, but the Son, who is Himself God, He has made Him known (John 1:18). He, Jesus … Continue Reading Spirit and Truth–Part Three
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 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…