(or what hinders us from receiving) God does not respond to casual seekers Jer 29:13 A desire to function within ourselves and our current capabilities – love limiting what I do to what I can comfortably do : 2 kings 13:19 A casual attitude towards sin – not recognizing how frighteningly righteous God is Thinking that our willingness is all that is required in order … Continue reading How to receive from God
The doctrine of righteousness – this is a journey of discovery. Doubtless there will be more on this subject, as I continue to discover more and more about this subject. The writer of Hebrews seems to tie an understanding of the doctrine of righteousness to spiritual maturity (Heb 5:13). Unfortunately, modern Christians seem to understand only about imputed righteousness. A quick comparison between 1 Thess … Continue reading Righteousness
1. Have a definite purpose for the fast: put before the Lord what you intend to achieve 2. Have a definite beginning and end time for the fast 3. Think of fasting and prayer as two separate activities, fasting being a time of waiting, humbling, focus, and denying the flesh 4. Purpose of fasting: a. Subjugation of the flesh b. For spiritual growth c. Seeking … Continue reading Fasting notes
o they took away the stone. Then Jesus lifted His eyes upward and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. 42 I knew that You always hear Me, but I say this for the benefit of the people standing here, so they may believe that You sent Me.” 43After Jesus had said this, He called out in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” Jn 11:41-43 It is one thing to touch something with your finger tips – this becomes a great … Continue reading Become established
So here’s me, committed to retraining. But how? Well, the best form of retraining is mentoring. Learn to be mentored by people that are not necessarily mentoring you. Take courses, watch videos, listen to sermons, read books. These speakers and authors don’t know you personally and are certainly not committed to mentoring you. Never mind. Read between the lines of what they are saying, … Continue reading Ready for school, sir!
It is imperative that we understand the Scriptures, then read them in the light of that understanding The leadership of Christ sits high above the walls which we struggle to see past – culture, church, networks, job, marriage and family, legacy… Jesus is our head and because of love we’re bound to go where he leads… Our identity, which seems to be constantly shifting, must … Continue reading No more silence!