One truth I had come to understand is that there's nothing I can do to maintain salvation.
Since Part 1 of "Service into Worship" there has been much growth in my mind and heart. God has been allowing my circumstances to "stretch" me. "That our sanctification did not depend upon changing our works, but in doing that for GOD’s sake, which we commonly do for our own." -Brother Lawrence, The Practice... Continue Reading →
God's Omnipresence We know that God is omnipresent. He is everywhere, and He is omniscient. He knows all that we do. Jeremiah 23:23-24 (NASB) “Am I a God who is near,” declares the Lord, “And not a God far Off? Can a man hide himself in hiding places so I do not see Him?” declares... Continue Reading →
I have been exploring what it truly means to walk by the Spirit. Coming from a Wesleyan-Arminian background, I believe in the entire sanctification of the heart. Perfect Love, an idea where our hearts are changed to be inclined to do God's will and the inclination to sin is removed. I am finding that God... Continue Reading →
Tonight we come together for what is often called Maundy Thursday. The word maundy originates from the Latin phrase novum mandatum, which translates to new mandate or new commandment. The new commandment, found in John 13:34-35, given to the disciples, as well as us, is to “love one another. As I have loved you, so... Continue Reading →
You need not cry loud; He is nearer to us than we are aware of. - Brother Lawrence Musings and insights from 'The Practice of the Presence of God' (writings of Brother Lawrence) SEVENTH LETTER At the age of nearly fourscore exhorts his correspondent, who is sixty-four, to live and die with God and promises... Continue Reading →
Within the last 6 months or so, I have struggled and continue to struggle with accepting or respecting authority (i.e. - school director, stepfather, training manager). These disagreements have not all been without a sound reason, but I believe that the Lord is showing/teaching/molding me the be more like Him. This is a story/study on... Continue Reading →
I wanted to share this wonderful Audio Bible. I often listen to this in lieu of music. The readings are out of the New Living Translation. I recommend downloading the Google Play app, or listening on Spotify.
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. - James 1:2-4 I cannot think of better scripture to explain what I am specifically going through... Continue Reading →