Category Archives: spirituality

Are you locked in vigor-less Christianity?

When your problemsGet biggerYou need moreOf Christ’s inner vigor. Daily surrenderTo Christ’s vigorIn your soulWill make you whole. To “stir up the gift”Of “Christ in you”Requires vigorousInner actionTo renew your passion.Complacent satisfactionWon’t do it. You don’t needTo excuseYour behaviorWhen you … Continue reading

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Ever bedazzled by Jesus?

To behold Jesus,“Be still and know.”Peacefully ponderHis presenceWith your heartOpened to wonderAnd soon His realityWill manifestWithin and around youAnd you will beRapt in aweAnd wrappedIn ever-increasing glory.Behold the Lamb of God,Not just for a few momentsHere and there,But begin to … Continue reading

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The mental wealth of inner health

True mental wealthIsn’t information thatThe mind has memorized,But a mindsetOverflowing with inner peace. Too much analysis can deconstruct awe and wonder and make you feel like your life’s just a blunder. Spiritual blindness may be humanity’s biggest problem. The ordinary-izing … Continue reading

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Tanning bed or real sunshine?

Jesus is like sunshineRadiating in human heartsFor all to see. Few people wantTo sit indoors and hearWeekly lecturesAbout the sun.They’d ratherBe in the sun’s presenceBasking in and absorbingIts beautiful brightness.That’s how I feelAbout the Son of God! Jesus shinesWith glorious … Continue reading

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“One anothering” in The Salvation Army

There are 50+ “one another” verses in the Bible. When Christians seek to obey them, hearts begin to connect and community occurs. We can’t “bear with each other” and follow the other “one another” commands if we refuse to band … Continue reading

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Getting drunk with living water on your tongue

It’s easy to drink your way to inebriation but it’s more powerful to think your way to inspiration! God wants to renew your mind, not just inform you. You may firmly think you’ll not change but God want’s to change your … Continue reading

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Dormant Christians don’t do much for God.

Pastor-dependency makes Christians drift into dormancy as they decide to “let the pastor do it.” It’s dangerous to delegate your spirituality to a pastor, because Jesus wants a direct relationship with you. Let Christ take the lead in your relationship with … Continue reading

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Holiness: restrained from bad or inspired to be good?

Holiness anyone? Although some Christian groups are built around the concept of “holiness,” I’ve had trouble understanding it. To me holiness has always seemed like legalistic adherence to outward appearances, and not really a matter of the heart. However, as … Continue reading

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Letting Heaven’s culture freely flow

Jesus revealed Heaven’s culture. His disciples wrote it down. Now let’s follow the risen Jesus & the Bible and daily live it out! Son-gazing will release God’s flow. (Hebrews 12:2) It’s not enough to be in the know. We also … Continue reading

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Pics beyond the church norm

Searching for living water? Check out Beyond Church. It’s beautiful to go beyond church as usual and let the risen Jesus be the One in charge of the meeting!

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