There are quotes and opening lines of books or articles that take my breath away. This one from Richard Foster did it for me this week: Oh, let me tell you how much God desires our presence. How much God longs to hear from us. How much God yearns to communicate with us. At theContinue reading “Soul journey”
Tag Archives: Spiritual hunger
I am listening to a podcast series currently that interviews a pastor I’ve admired for many decades. It is a master class on ministry, leadership, and spirituality. A recent episode talked about his love for learning. He cultivates his spiritual learning and spoke frankly of a time when he was 45 years old and hadContinue reading “Immature Christianity”
The places where I can be found “undone”
It sometimes come across as “too spiritual” or “spiritually cheesy” or other platitudes to say say, “This sounds a bit fake and overdone.” When people see things like, “I read this passage (or heard this song, or read this book), and Jesus wrecked me.”
Exodus 24:12-19Psalm 99Philippians 3:7-14Matthew 17:1-9 The power of these passages set up against the approach of Ash Wednesday and Lent is incredible. The more I walk in the Anglican tradition and the flow of the Church calendar, the more I am in awe of the journey with Christ.
I need to KNOW God
“We read in the Bible that the Word became flesh. It does not say the Word became ink. Not a book – the Word became a man and dwelt among us. And John said, “What we have heard, what we have seen, what we have handled, of the Word of truth, that declare we untoContinue reading “I need to KNOW God”
All that matters
Notes from Philippians 3 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain ChristContinue reading “All that matters”
In the (current) age of deconstruction, a cry of my heart
“Whatever version of Christianity we way we’re over is not the true Christian faith. I still long for a place where God reigns, and I still need the Spirit’s power.” — Mandy Smith, Unfettered
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. (Eph. 1:4) Our calling as followers of Christ is secure. Our calling is sacred. God treasures m. My life is to be spent treasuring him.
A prayer of spiritual hunger
Lord Jesus, Master Carpenter of Nazareth, on the Cross through wood and nails you wrought our full salvation: Wield well your tools in this, your workshop, that we who come to you rough-hewn may be fashioned into a truer beauty by your hand; who with the Father and the Holy Spirit live and reign, oneContinue reading “A prayer of spiritual hunger”
The simple frustration of my spiritual walk
I NEED the work of the Cross in me! 1 Cor. 2:16 — We have the mind of Christ.