The Way to Joy

Photo Credit: e³°°° via Compfight cc A life surrendered to the King is the pathway to joy.  Instead of constantly grasping and keeping for ourselves, we get to partner with the King and experience the overflowing elation of extending ourselves to be a blessing to others. Those who constantly focus on themselves often live lives … Continue reading The Way to Joy

The Ultimate Foolishness

Photo Credit: Monch_18 via Compfight ccRecently, my day took an unexpected turn right at the start.  I hadn't connected with the Lord yet, but I figured I could attend to these other matters and connect with Him once I was through.  After all, it was just a few quick errands:  drop off something here, pick … Continue reading The Ultimate Foolishness

To Study or to Obey?

“Humanly speaking, we could understand and interpret the Sermon on the Mount in a thousand different ways.  Jesus knows only one possibility:  simple surrender and obedience, not interpreting it or applying it, but doing and obeying it.  That is the only way to hear his word.  He does not mean that it is to be … Continue reading To Study or to Obey?

Letting Christ Live in Us

Through His death and resurrection, Jesus Christ has become our source of spiritual life.  This is great news since only He can live the Christian life, and He wants to do it through you and I.  But how do we position ourselves for that to happen? Recognize Our Helplessness The first thing we absolutely must … Continue reading Letting Christ Live in Us