Don’t Lose Heart

Don’t lose a soft, gentle heart. It is easy to be angry, easy to feel what is evident. It’s good to understand our emotions, but ultimately be influenced by the Spirit of God in cohesion with our spirit and reason. Matthew 11:30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. We connect with…

What is Spiritual Adoption in Christ?

Most people have heard that Jesus went to the cross to save them from their sins. This is a very confusing statement and can be insulting. Let’s expand this one liner with the meaning of salvation, and how salvation is spiritual adoption in Christ. God shared a physical walking, talking daily life with the first…

What is the Love of God?

Love is patient, love is kind,. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preservers. Love never fails…” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 The love of…

Understanding Surrender

There can be a lot of negative connotation around the word surrender, sometimes even underestimating its importance and meaning in our lives. Admiring fiercely independent people is easy as they are often our everyday heroes. We also know how brave it is to surrender at times, not always in big acts, but also the many…

Christianity is NOT Exclusive- It is Inclusive

Jesus became human to reach out to all people offering love and acceptance. God offered his love and said come as you are. Revelations 22:17 “Come! Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” If Christians are not acting in love, they are not depicting the faith accurately. People will always be imperfect,…

Holy Spirit the Helper

Jesus explained that he would not walk the earth forever. He would ascend back to his Father in heaven, but that we would have the Holy Spirit with us here on earth.            John 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with…

21st Century Christianity

We are not living in the middle ages, or stone age for goodness sake. We are living in the 21st Century, an age of diversity and progression. It’s an age that people fight for civil equality and humanitarian rights that go beyond the past, the oppressive ways of thinking regarding gender, cultural awareness, and being…

The Dark Side of Religion

The dark side of Religion is when people begin to believe it is by their own merit, good works, moral compass, their right standing, their knowledge, anointing or calling that makes them “saved,” “worthy,” or “holy.” This enable pride, power, and destruction never truly being a part of God. We all know that cruel and…

Co-Workmanship

I have heard it said that Christianity is used as a crutch, used as an escape from suffering. Some do this, as some use all things for all reasons. But when you believe in Christ, it does not mean your brain goes out the window. Christianity is always about co-workmanship. It is a partnership between…

Fruit of the Spirit

Has anyone heard about the fruit of the Spirit and wondered what it meant? Being a Christian means being a student of Christ, a follower of christ. Believing that Christ is the Son of God and part of the Trinity, along with the Holy Spirit who is God’s spirit given to us as a helper…

Drink, Smoke, Pills, Food

I wonder just how many people who smoke, drink, take pills, over eat, or have any other habit, enjoyment, or addiction believe that they can’t love God and God can’t love them. It has often been preached, in many types of churches, that all these things are sins, moral sins, bumped right a long side…

Restoration

I saw an old dress. The top was tattered blue with a peach slip underneath showing through. The top was a V-neck with slender tares along the blue silk. The hem was unraveling at the bottom and the waist, and the slip that ran the length of the dress was somehow pulled through the waist…