The beauty of a jealous God

Deuteronomy 6 Obedience and fear are huge words and growing up they always sounded “demanding.” It’s only in the last few years that I’ve really come to understand them as loving and what God is calling Israel to is more like a marriage covenant than some list of demands. Obedience and fear are “demanding” inContinue reading “The beauty of a jealous God”

The cost of radical love for God

Over and over you will find this type of sentence in the Scriptures: Let those who love the Lord hate evil. I simply do not have enough trembling in my life. Trembling before an incredible God, not out of sheer terror, but out of sheer love and awe and respect. I do not have enoughContinue reading “The cost of radical love for God”

Fear of the Lord is the START of Wisdom

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise. (Psalm 111:10, NIV) Holy respect is always a good start. It keeps me from thinking of God as my “beer buddy,” or some other inane term we like to think of when we wantContinue reading “Fear of the Lord is the START of Wisdom”

Blessings! Power! Abundance! All YOURS!

Imagine a life where you have wealth and satisfaction! Your children are serving God! Your enemies can’t win! You build a legacy! All YOURS! There is something in me that now wants to say, “All yours for a seed faith offering… operators are standing by!” But audacious claims like that can happen. They can feedContinue reading “Blessings! Power! Abundance! All YOURS!”