The Thing That Pleases the Lord

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teMFCaG9Xic Matthew 25:14–30 14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. Notice that the servants were his and the talents—the property he entrusted to them—were his. 15 To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to … Continue reading The Thing That Pleases the Lord

Do You Know What Day It Is?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca0LHDQeXR0&t=12s This week my prayer has been, "Lord, I just want intimacy with you!" I am convinced that intimacy with Jesus is the beginning of the answer to everything. In fact, I frequently find myself  trying to express the urgency of this pursuit of Jesus. But the thing is, this is not a one-way pursuit. … Continue reading Do You Know What Day It Is?

2018: This Will Be The Year Of The Fragrance!

Oh, how we need the Fragrance of Jesus to permeate our lives! I'm declaring 2018 the Year of the Secret Place! More specifically, a year of putting everything aside except fellowship with God and immersing ourselves in His Word and His Presence. A year of pursuing intimacy with Him. A year of pursuing the fragrance … Continue reading 2018: This Will Be The Year Of The Fragrance!

Answers on the Left, Waiting on the Right

Something encouraging occurred to me some time ago concerning prayer. There were two or three things I was intensely praying about, needing an answer. I watched as the Lord supplied all but one of those needs. Because the need that went "unmet" was so intense, it got nearly all of my focus and I began … Continue reading Answers on the Left, Waiting on the Right

You Can’t Be Defensive And Humble At The Same Time

Matthew 11  25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.  Matthew 18   2 He called a little child and had him stand among them. 3 And he said: “I tell you … Continue reading You Can’t Be Defensive And Humble At The Same Time

Between Real and Ideal

The existence of the ideal is evidence of its possibility. Ever been inspired by a movie because of the values it portrayed? The story was challenging and beautiful, moving and uplifting. Then you come back to "reality" and realize that the players are just actors, the movie is based on a novel, and you realize … Continue reading Between Real and Ideal