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What Are You Pursuing?

What Are You Pursuing?

Over the years, I have enjoyed the privilege of having several conversations with survivors. Cancer, heart attacks, car and plane accidents, close calls and near misses, each different, but on the other side, connected by a common thread. They were given a fresh...
Rise Up

Rise Up

Ever feel like you just need an energy boost? I always love watching the Red Bull commercials, with the slogan “Red Bull gives you wings!”. While Red Bull may give us a temporary boost of physical energy, there is nothing like the energy that the Spirit of God...
Saul to Paul (Part Three: Obedience)

Saul to Paul (Part Three: Obedience)

We are continuing to look at the conversion of Saul’s life, who became the Apostle Paul. Last week we talked about how hunger was the second key to spiritual transformation. Today we will look at the last key, and that is obedience. Here we see both Ananias and...
Trust Me, It’s Worth It!

Trust Me, It’s Worth It!

Have you ever set out on an adventure and halfway through second-guessed the intelligence of your decision? I once navigated a questionable “rope bridge” hundreds of feet high across the jungle canopy on the Gold Coast of Africa. Our guide insisted we send...
Take A Deep Breath

Take A Deep Breath

Breathing is so natural, so routine, so involuntary that we don’t usually pay that much attention to it, and yet, it is critical to sustaining life. It’s impossible to live without breathing. In fact, if someone experiences loss of breath, we look to administer...
Be Fruitful

Be Fruitful

Have you ever eaten a ripe apple right off the tree? It is so sweet and intense and full of life! It’s the best! In the Bible, Jesus compared our spiritual life to that of a fruit tree. Shortly before he was to be arrested, tried, and crucified, He spoke to His...
The Word Became Flesh

The Word Became Flesh

What a profound way for John to start his message to the world about who Jesus is. Most scholars agree that “The Gospel of John” was written to testify to the divinity of Jesus. And John does so right out of the box! He says in the beginning –...
Practice Makes Consistent

Practice Makes Consistent

Heart transformation is always the first step to godliness, followed by spiritual practices that allow us to stay in a soft posture before the Father. No one is unintentionally successful in their spiritual life. You don’t accidentally fall into a good relationship...
Saul to Paul (Part Two: Hunger)

Saul to Paul (Part Two: Hunger)

We are looking at the conversion of the life of Saul, who became the Apostle Paul. Last week we talked about how humility was the first key to spiritual transformation. Today, we will look at the second key, and that is hunger. As the scripture starts, we see a man...