There is a word that I hear used often in churches today. It has become a staple in the vocabulary of many people. I hate this word. It is treated almost as a curse word in my home. Balance. I believe the enemy wants you to be balanced because one who has been domesticated is easier to cage. … More Excessive
I have been meditating a lot on how to host the presence of God well. How can I build my life in such a way that the Lord chooses to rest His presence on me in a manifest way? I understand His presence is everywhere, but what does it look like when He tangibly rests on a man? This is the journey that I’m on. Every decision I make, and every word that I speak must come from a heart that longs to host the presence of Jesus more than anything else. … More Six Steps to His Heart
The first thing that must be noticed about Noah’s life is that he was a man of devotion. Before the Bible goes into any detail about Noah, the Holy Spirit felt it was important that we know one thing – Noah walked with God. The very first thing that the Bible tells about his life in Genesis 6:9 was that Noah was a man that walked with God. This is the most critical part of the story. Before Noah was ever known or used in any way, he walked with God. If you want to be used by God, you must first learn to be content with walking with Him in secret. … More Building the Ark
What would look differently in your life if you actually expected God to answer your prayers? I would propose that you would take a lot more risks! As believers, we need to be people that live with expectation, believing that God will answer when we trust Him in faith. … More Expectation
Pregnancy is a peculiar thing. One of the most interesting things in the very beginning is that you can be pregnant and not know it yet. We now know that my wife was pregnant for several weeks before we actually found out about it. Even now, my wife still doesn’t look pregnant but we know that there is a real life that is developing on the inside of her. This is crazy to me!
Prayer is often very similar to this. … More Pregnant with Promise
You will empower the thing that you give attention to. I call it the magnifying affect. When you pay closer attention to something, it’s almost as if looking through a magnifying glass as that thing gets bigger and bigger. This can be a positive or a negative thing in your life, depending on what give your attention to. It’s your choice what you want magnified in your life. … More Demonic Ignorance
12 While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”
13 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” And immediately the leprosy left him.
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“I never knew God felt that way about me.” That’s what one girl at Bonnaroo said to me as we ministered to her. … More Love Bonnaroo
My wife and I recently watched the new Pirates movie that came out. During the movie, Jack Sparrow’s compass was teaching me about the yielded heart. The only requirement for being used by God is having a heart that is yielded to Him. A heart that has given Him permission to do what He wants to do is the most dangerous thing in the war between heaven and earth. There is nothing the enemy can do to stop a person who has yielded to the Holy Spirit wholeheartedly. … More Sparrow’s Compass
In case you didn’t know this already, the internet is insane. I searched for something the other day and within a few minutes I started seeing ads for the very thing I just searched for. Has this ever happened to you? Companies pay good money to have their websites designed specifically for this purpose. The internet knows to pay attention to what you search for so that it can advertise companies that you might be interested in. When this happened to me the other day, the Holy Spirit immediately began to show me something. I quickly got this phrase stuck in my head: You see it because you searched for it. … More Search Engine