Tag Archives: Spirit-led

God opens & closes doors

Automatic doorsOpen and closeOn my life’s journey:Sudden disappointments,And surprise opportunities.Yet some how I knowThat God runs the showLike He did when JosephWas wrongfully sent to jailSo he could be chosenTo rule Egypt for Pharoah. When God closes a door and … Continue reading

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Some of my frequent God-assignments

Some of my most frequent God-assignments are: Apologize, Be kind to people who are unkind to me, Read the Bible and let it touch my heart, Pray, worship, and exercise spiritual gifts with my wife. “Consider others better than yourself.” … Continue reading

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Spirit-led, heart-to-heart connection

Group prayerIs an opportunity to shareYour heart with GodAnd with those who careTo be in prayerWith you. Jesus wants His followers to gather in Spirit-led, heart-to-heart connection. We can’t be consciously connected heart-to-heart unless we honestly, humbly, and compassionately open … Continue reading

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When God gives you a nudge, don’t refuse to budge

To refuse to budgeWhen God gives a nudgeIs to quench the Spirit.The Bible says not to do that. To put your desiresAhead of the Spirit’s leadingIs stompingGod’s prompting. Inclination and impulseCan be godly or ungodly.It’s important toKnow the difference. Christians … Continue reading

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Christianity is either human-desire-led or Spirit-led

When Christians are led by our own desires, we disagree with and separate from each other; when Spirit-led we unite heart-to-heart. Church separates Christians into thousands of groups, denominations, and tribes, but Jesus prayed that we all be one. Church … Continue reading

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Spirit-led community overcomes divisiveness.

Spirit-led people live differently than people who follow their own desires. Spirit-led community is a gathering of people, connected heart-to-heart by Jesus. Far too often, church is a substitute for Spirit-led community. Spirit-led community can only occur with humility. Pride … Continue reading

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Christ-access–mud puddles or living water?

Access to religious information cannot compare to direct access to the living Jesus. Christians who deny the living Jesus direct access to their heart, miss the whole point of faith because biblical Christianity is about Christ-access; it’s not a Christ-bypass. … Continue reading

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Being Spirit-led brought me to orthodox beliefs

Spirit-led orthodoxy isn’t a long list of beliefs. It’s the truth about who the risen Jesus is, what He’s done, and what He’s doing now. Orthodoxy as a mere creed is shallow. But Spirit-led orthodoxy is deep. It daily conforms … Continue reading

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Essential Christianity / Spirit-led orthodoxy

Essential Christianity is:Christ living in you,Producing glorious hope. There are some essential behaviors, beliefs, and heart-changes that are required for growing in Christ. It’s not passive and automatic. Spirit-led orthodoxy isn’t an oxymoron, but its the lived experience of millions … Continue reading

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Last year’s ruts make new year changes difficult. We need SPaction!

Too often New Year’s Day is but a fleeting moment of briefly thinking beyond the monotony of the old year. However, status quo (year after year) isn’t a gift of the Spirit. For a year (or a decade) to pass … Continue reading

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