35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus wasContinue reading “The peace in the storm”
I am reflecting on some key principles of spiritual leadership as I reflected on 2 Timothy last week in a personal retreat. The first key was prayer. The second principle is encouragement. Paul was one to call out spiritual gifts and help develop those gifts in others.
The call is simple, and is not a suggestion. That call is this: GROW UP
I received Making Spiritual Progress: Building Your Life with Faith, Hope and Love by Allen Ratta from IVP for the purposes of review. It is exciting to read a book authored by a minister from my own denomination (the Assemblies of God), and to read a book that is probably one of the best I’ve seen toContinue reading “Book Review: Making Spiritual Progress”
In physical training, the only way to get muscles to grow and get the fat off is to push the body. The body has to meet resistance. When resistance happens, growth can occur. In spiritual training, it is the same principle. We don’t get growth by smooth sailing. We get growth through resistance. It isContinue reading “Resistance”
In Matthew 6 we get those verse that talk about trusting God for the basics of life. What to wear, what to eat, etc. Trust him. Easier said than done, I know. Wow, do I know! I live in more anxiety than I’m willing to admit! (And I happen to be admitting some, so just think…) So,Continue reading “Building Spiritual Muscle”
20 After leaving the scroll in the room of Elishama the scribe, they went to the king’s court and told him everything. 21 The king sent Jehudi to take the scroll, and he retrieved it from the room of Elishama the scribe. Then Jehudi read it to the king and all his royal officials who were standing nextContinue reading “Shredding the Word of God”
What you hear in the Kingdom of God is vital. It is not to be taken lightly. If you hear, then do something with it. Grow. Expand. Exercise what has been given to you. Don’t hold onto what has been given you to when that gift is meant to be given away. The Kingdom ofContinue reading “Consider Carefully What You Hear”