I just had a bit of an epiphany. I have often said that I struggle with MANY things–but my relationship with God is never one of them. I know He loves me. I know He is with me. I know He is for me. Regardless of my life circumstances. Period. I also know that is not the reality of … More Focusing on Addition
Lord, you know everything there is to know about me. You’ve examined my innermost being with your loving gaze. You perceive every movement of my heart and soul, And understand my every thought before it even enters my mind. You are so intimately aware of me, Lord, You read my heart like an open book, … More Everything there is to know ….
This has been a simple prayer/meditation of mine in recent days ….
Fear. That awful insidious infector of dread. That deadly tormentor that keeps us shackled and shamed. That cruel instigator of rejection, insecurity, control , selfishness, bitterness, greed, anger, rage … It all starts with fear. So why do we fear? 1 John 4:18 says There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out … More Monday Morning Musings: Letting Go of Fear
Love is a powerful emotion. Love is a powerful choice. But lately I’ve been thinking about love not just as a wonderful emotion or as an intentional choice, but as a literal position. Because… Love is also a powerful place. I don’t know about you, but it seems like a lot of folks I talk to these … More Thoughts on Being IN Love
“What do you want me to do, Lord?” I don’t want you to do anything I want you to be I want you to be still I want you to be still and know … I am God But what about all the needs out there? What about being willing to take risks? What about stepping … More What Do You Want Me to Do?
Shhh … What do you hear? When the smartphone is put away. When the computer is shut down. When the television and the iPod are silent. What do you hear? Do you hear him? Shhh … What do you hear? When the props are gone. When the distractions fade. When everyone and everything else slips into the … More Shhh …
I’ve been meditating on the “psalms of ascent” a lot lately (Psalms 120-134) – and these past few days in the prayer room at IHOP, I’ve particularly been parked on Psalms 130 and 131 – especially Psalm 131:2 “But I have stilled and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother, like a … More My Soul Waits
I’ve been dreading “the question” lately. You know the one. You connect with someone you haven’t talked to for a while and after chit-chatting for a bit and finding out about everything new in their life “the question” inevitably comes: “So, what’s new with you?” “Um … nothing really.” Even if I stop and think … More So, What’s New?
I tend to be an all or nothing kind of person. This has both advantages and disadvantages that also carry over into my relationship with Jesus. One of the advantages is that I’ve never been lukewarm when it comes to Him. Once I got just a tiny glimpse of His beauty and goodness, He got my whole heart … More Looking Forward to Dessert