I have the firm belief that questions are not for answers, in the same way that journeys are not for destinations. That may seem counterintuitive, however people are not perfected by answers, but by process, and destinations themselves do not necessarily … Continue Reading In the Field of the King
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 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
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