Walking in spiritual freedom

For the month of January I have challenged myself with the YouVersion devotional plan reading Oswald Chambers to begin the year. Nearly every day I have been challenged in some way by a simple sentence or two. Today was this: When you have no vision from God, no enthusiasm left in your life, and notContinue reading “Walking in spiritual freedom”

The beauty of communion

Author of life divine, Who hast a table spread, Furnished with mystic wine And everlasting bread, Preserve the life Thyself has given, And feed and train us up for Heav’n. Our needy souls sustain With fresh supplies of love, Till all Thy life we gain, And all Thy fullness prove, And, strengthened by Thy perfectContinue reading “The beauty of communion”

The Process of Discipleship and the Beauty of Communion

I wrote earlier about the process of discipleship. When it comes to obedience, we so often need to “loop” right back up to faith. Discipleship isn’t “linear.” It’s a cycle. It’s a cycle that grows, but we never “leave” a certain step or stage of the process. We build. That is the beauty of communion. ItContinue reading “The Process of Discipleship and the Beauty of Communion”

Eating and Drinking in the Presence of God

9 Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy elders of Israel went up, 10 and they saw Israel’s God. Under God’s feet there was what looked like a floor of lapis-lazuli tiles, dazzlingly pure like the sky. 11 God didn’t harm the Israelite leaders, though they looked at God, and they ate and drank. (Ex. 24:9-11, CEB) MyContinue reading “Eating and Drinking in the Presence of God”

Lord, Is It Me?

17 That evening, Jesus arrived with the Twelve. 18 During the meal, Jesus said, “I assure you that one of you will betray me—someone eating with me.” 19 Deeply saddened, they asked him, one by one, “It’s not me, is it?” (Mark 14:17-19, CEB) Jesus prepares this meal on this night among chaos. He prepares a meal in love knowingContinue reading “Lord, Is It Me?”