My Portion

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. ~ Psalm 16:5-6 Is the Lord your portion? Are you content with the portion that He assigned you? These are questions that we, as believers,…

From “If only” to “Even if”

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter.  If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand.  But even if he does not,…

The One in Ninety Nine

I have been thinking about the concept of Christ leaving the 99 for the one.  I have heard many people talk about that part of “Reckless Love” as if it were a reckless event; leaving the 99 to find and rescue the one.  But, I think I disagree with this.  You can’t look at it…

Emptiness & Chaos

For those of you reading this that may be feeling a bit empty, I want to speak this scripture over you right now: Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” “All the…

In the Dark

I have been an avid hiker since the age of 19. I love the solitude and the changes in scenery. Over my 20 something years of hiking, I have come to realize that I don’t enjoy walking in the heavy forested paths. My tendency is to charge through that part to get to the mountaintop.…

Faith > Feelings

I have often said that I see worship as this thing of Rhythm. And what I mean by that is the more we worship the more in rhythm our hearts become with God’s heart. The more our mind and soul begins to flow with HIS. We live in a world right now that is only…

Some Thoughts on Faith

Let me start with a disclaimer that this is not an attempt to define faith in a blog. People write books on it. People make a one sentence definition of it. I’m not trying to define it as much as put down lessons from it that I have learned as it is exercised and even…

All In

Romans 6:4 “We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” I feel that all too often we, as Christians, take certain parts of scripture and then ignore other…