Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God. 2 Peter 1:21-22 At the moment we obtain a glimmer of hope we have inspiration. This inspiration leads to a renewed since of mission. All-of-a-sudden hope that was lost is regained. … Continue reading The Inspired Mission: The Story Of Us
Where there is no revelation [or prophetic vision], the people cast off restraint… —Proverbs 29:18 Carrots? A vision is given to drive me beyond myself. Pushing and compelling, a vision holds a proverbial “carrot’ just out of my reach. The vision is meant to force me to know God and know myself and keep the priorities right: God first. It’s impossible to have a real … Continue reading Am I Missing The Mission?
I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church . . . —Colossians 1:24 The call of God is not something we manufacture ourselves. We cannot take our own spiritual practices or disciplines and conjure up God’s calling for our lives. God … Continue reading Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections
. . . for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel! —1 Corinthians 9:16 God’s call on our lives is not always easily explainable. It’s much more of a supernatural yearning.Revealed in God’s own personal way to each person, a life calling radiates a light about a person’s demeanor that is certain and definite. Sometimes the … Continue reading Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections
I had a conversation with a friend today. As we sat and talked about ministry, discipleship and kingdom building, these four words seemed to resonate well within my soul This is not the first time, however, that I have thought about these words, which is why I felt I should include them in a blog format. Sure, there are more words that are important … Continue reading 4 Of The Most Important Words For Making Disciples
During this week I am exploring many thoughts and feelings about life and direction. I always love it when God gives me affirmations and help in discovery. I’ve had a couple cool moments over the last couple days but today’s cool moment was when I read from relevantmagazine.com today. The article Who Are You, and Why Are you Here was timely with this story: There’s … Continue reading Who Am I? Why Am I Here?
Now that you have seen how important prayer and learning can be, let me announce what “A” is for: Advance. As simple as it seems, advancing is not as easy as it may sound. When I say advance I mean being able to move beyond the past. Far too often people bring the past into the present and it inhibits the future. I can assure … Continue reading P.L.A.N. For 2013 pt.3