Why we carefully study the Word in the power of the Spirit

“If we want to receive from the Bible the life ‘with God’ that is portrayed in the Bible, we must be prepared to have our dearest and most fundamental assumptions about ourselves and our associations called into question. We must read humbly and in a constant attitude of repentance. Only in this way can we gain aContinue reading “Why we carefully study the Word in the power of the Spirit”

Our prayers are precious to God

I had to share this passage: “OUR PRAYERS ARE honored beyond anything we imagine here on earth. They break through the time barrier to join the eternal worship. Angels bring them before God with reverence and tenderness. The prayers of the faithful are placed upon the altar. At long last those noiseless cries for justiceContinue reading “Our prayers are precious to God”

The no flash, no glitz world we can’t stand

It’s serving. It is the discipline of service. We want to serve… as long as we get our selfie in and posted somewhere in the social media world. Richard Foster gives me this harsh reminder: There is no flash, no glitz, no titanic anything. Today’s celebrity culture, captive to its pretentious egoism, simply finds suchContinue reading “The no flash, no glitz world we can’t stand”

Free me from the tyranny of STUFF

I am in a reading group with Renovare online and we are currently working our way through a book on spiritual disciplines by Nathan Foster, son of Richard Foster. Nathan is much more raw in his struggle with spiritual discipline. What Richard Foster wrote on always sounded like a glide into tranquility. I knew itContinue reading “Free me from the tyranny of STUFF”

Getting past the “high” and moving into the routine of his presence

I am Pentecostal. We live for the experience. When I see things advertised on Facebook for some Pentecostal service, youth service, etc., the hype words are always there. EPIC! UBER EPIC! CUTTING EDGE! DON’T MISS THIS ONE! (or the next one… or the next one…) I am soaking in Richard Foster’s little book, Sanctuary ofContinue reading “Getting past the “high” and moving into the routine of his presence”