Over the past week I have been trying to slow down my thoughts and put into motion what I needed to have written 3-4 years ago. It’s been a vision and word that has been urgent, but I’ve been timid. I preached on it and was ignored. That happens all the time anyway, so I went on. Yet, my own spirit knew this was not something to just set aside. It was something that needed prayer and writing and warning.Read more
In Acts 19, Paul finds a handful of people following Jesus and much as they know how to follow at that point in time. He then completes the story for them, baptizes them, and then they are filled with the Spirit. Verse 7 is notable: There were about twelve men in all. Read more
Do you have particular passages of Scripture where you read them over and over, or come to them regularly on a reading schedule, and you are reminded of when God spoke to you in that passage?
There are a few passages that are radically life-changing for me. They are passages where in that holy moment something radically changed in direction for me. Read more
Reading for today:
Psalms 131-133, 140, 142
2 Cor. 3:7-18
We are being transformed into that same image from one degree of glory to the next degree of glory. (2 Cor. 7:18) Read more
Reading for Today:
Ps. 88, 91, 92
1 Cor. 9:16-27
When we left Heights Church at the end of last year, the Lord gave me the thought of being in Troas. When Paul was on his mission and trying to get to certain areas, the Spirit closed the doors until Paul went to Troas. It was there he received the vision to go to Macedonia.
I was heading to Troas. It was time to listen. Read more
Let’s get some pet peeves of mine out of the way first. When I see someone write, or hear them say, “Many have been asking…” I automatically think, “No one has been asking…” That’s just my thing. Read more
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:1-4, NIV)
The goal is to fill our vision with Christ and then see his action in the world. Every day I pray that our vision would be full of Christ and not the junk of this world. My prayer each day is to hear his voice and in doing so it will cut down the noise of the world around me.
Let our vision be Christ.
Through Holy Week I have been meditating daily on Scripture through the Book of Common Prayer. There will be some psalms every day, an Old Testament reading, a New Testament reading, and a Gospel reading.
Today, the reading from Jeremiah 17 exploded into my foggy brain. Read more
Here is the “catch” with the promises of God. We still tend to equate “blessing” with “numbers.” Read more
On our church blog, I laid out a little more of what God is giving me in prayer for Heights Church.
But this thought is something that NEEDS to stay with me:
Jesus isn’t nearly concerned with our “numbers” as we think he is. I am usually far more worried about “small.” He took 12 clueless guys, trimmed it down to 11, and then empowered them to change the world. He isn’t worried about numbers nearly as much as I am.