Tag Archives: spiritual growth

Comfort zone or Christ-focused zone?

The more I concentrate on Jesus the more I sense His presence and feel His power. The more I focus on and surrender to God’s Spirit the fuller my faith grows and the greater my desire and ability to obey … Continue reading

Posted in challenge, Christian challenge, Christian spirituality, comfort zone, Jesus, Jesus Christ, prayer, spiritual athletes | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The more I lower myself the more God’s power flows

The more I discernThe glory of the LordThe less my self-concernAnd the more I learnTo trust Him. The more I denyMyselfTo followJesusThe more ILearn to relyOn Him daily. The moreI lowerMyself,The moreGod’s powerCan flow. The more I hungerTo know God … Continue reading

Posted in Christian poetry, church poems, He must increase, I must decrease, poem, poetry, religious poetry, surrender, surrender to God | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Can we hamper God?

God’s glory manifests where there’s deep spiritual hunger. Deep spiritual hunger grows where great brokenness is embraced with humility and grace. Preachers say, “Listen to me tell you about Jesus,” but you can listen to Him. When we try to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Wake up and stay awake

Physically the human body requires sleep. However, the human spirit, once awakened by the living Jesus and born again as a new creature in Christ needs no sleep. Its source of life and power isn’t human biology or physical energy, … Continue reading

Posted in great awakening, revival, revival fires, spiritual awakening, spiritual formation | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Do more than “only imagine” Jesus–experience Him daily!

Christ-followers can do much more than “only imagine” Jesus’ presence. We can experience His presence throughout the day! Christians like to quote half a verse: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man … Continue reading

Posted in Christian mysticism, Christian spirituality, contemporary Christian music, Gospel music, imagineering, lifestyle Christianity | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“A mature follower of Jesus”

Someone asked me to describe “a mature follower of Jesus.” Here’s my attempt at that: Christianity’s about exchanging self-life for Christ-life. It’s about replacing self-focus with Christ-focus. A full follower of Jesus can boldly testify along with Paul, “the energy … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spiritual growth or dry religion?

If we won’t let the living Jesus install and run His software operating system in our heart, we’re only playing with Christianity. Religious bits and rites can’t overcome the malware in the human heart. Only full surrender to Jesus and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If you want to be closer to Jesus, this’ll help

Vulnerability is a magnet for the living Jesus. It helps move our pride out of His way and attract His presence and power. Christianity isn’t about memorizing and verbalizing ideas about Jesus. It’s about internalizing Him and letting Him ignite … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do Christians need adult-size, baby walkers?

Baby walkers help Infants and toddlers Move themselves around Before they learn To walk on their own. They’re not designed As a replacement For learning to walk And shouldn’t be used By older children Or adults. Sometimes Christians need help … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Life is a journey, not a parking garage

Life is designed to be travel — a journey to wisdom. It was never intended to be a parking garage. The way you live is up to you. You have the power to use your life for love or hate, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment