It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 There is a picture that has been vivid in my spirit for a while. It was a picture of a prisoner sitting in his prison cell with … Continue reading Don’t Let Yourself!
Performance mindset asks, “What can I do for God?” The premise of the question is me and my contribution. The onus is on me to achieve, to accomplish, to make things happen. Performance is a slavery mindset. It implies if I don’t make myself useful, I don’t deserve a seat at His table. Because what … Continue reading From Performance to Partnership
I remember one of Graham Cooke’s quotes, paraphrasing: “In all situations and circumstances, it reveals: WHO GOD IS TO ME and WHO I AM IN GOD.” The truth of the matter is: God’s character does not change despite of our circumstances. Nothing can shrink the depth of the love of my Heavenly Father; the authority … Continue reading Resting Upon Him for Who He is to us
[Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know. But whoever loves God is known by God.] 1 Corinthians 8:2,3 John Piper once said, “You can read theology ten hours a day for forty years and not know God for who He is.” In-depth knowledge about President Obama … Continue reading Seek to be known by God
“The kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.” 1 Corinthians 4:20 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witness to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 “What He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one … Continue reading Let Your Will Be Done!
We love because Jesus first loved us. — 1 John 4:19 < Living for Jesus is more about what Jesus does in and through us, as we surrender ourselves to Him in response to His love. The joy is to experience how He can do immeasurably more than we can ever ask for or imagine, according … Continue reading Guard our first love for Jesus — nothing else matters