Becoming More Christlike Than American: Part 2

Part 2: Personal experience with God’s presence “And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages…How can this be?” Acts 2:4,7 NLT If you’ve never read Acts 2, or haven’t in a while, first go read it. And then spend a moment simply reflecting on the power, importance, and personal nature of the story it tells. God’s Spirit – … Continue reading Becoming More Christlike Than American: Part 2

Video Spotlight | “More, Holy Spirit” By Covenant Worship

Came across this song this week. It is a simple song with power and straightforward prayer. I hope it ministers to you as it has to me in the last couple of days. Lyrics //: Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh:// Holy Spirit Break Us, Come and Overtake Us You’re The One We’re Living For. Holy Spirit Lead Us to The Heart Of Jesus, There Is … Continue reading Video Spotlight | “More, Holy Spirit” By Covenant Worship

Word to the Wise | “The Work of the Holy Spirit”

The Apostle Paul tells us through his letter to the Roman church that, “the true children of God are those who let God’s Spirit lead them” (Romans 8:14, NCV).  We have no problem talking about God the Father or studying God the Son.  But when it comes to the indwelling Holy Spirit we have two basic responses: (1) we are confused on how to listen to Him and follow His direction, or (2) we are frightened … Continue reading Word to the Wise | “The Work of the Holy Spirit”

Why Not Me?: Rethinking How and Why We Suffer | Part 3

When we don’t know what to do we do what feels right. The danger with this approach to life is that our feelings are never fully informed of all that is happening around us. So, when we rely on such an unreliable source of information we make decisions and entertain thoughts that are not congruent or consistent with God’s word and plan for us. Suffering, not pleasure, strengthens our faith. Suffering forces us to depend upon God to sustain us. Pleasure drives all of our attention and affections inward. Continue reading Why Not Me?: Rethinking How and Why We Suffer | Part 3