My wife is going to love this blog. The title is inspired by one of our favorite songs by the BeeGees (remember “Saturday Night Fever,” disco dances? It’s all part of our courting days in college – another story for another time). But it drives home a very good point in our discussion of viewing … Continue reading How Deep Is Your Love, God?
Yeah, this title was partly inspired by the 1999 Heath Ledger/Julia Stiles teen romantic comedy, “Ten Things I Hate About You.” However, it’s also inspired by a spiritual exercise I did several years ago that amazingly renewed my worship of God. But first let me give a little context.We left our discussion on “viewing the … Continue reading One Hundred Things I Love About You
As I shared yesterday, one of the blockages to worship of God is the “unawareness” of who He really is and what He has really done. When we can actually view the mercies of God through the eyes of our heart and soul, the response to worship Him flows freely and powerfully – leading to … Continue reading Viewing God’s Mercies in 3D Resolution
Many Christians think that worship of God is something we have to “make happen.” Whether it is corporate worship or personal worship time, it’s so easy to believe that we or someone (like the Pastor or Worship Leader) has to “get the ball rolling.” And while it’s true that worship requires effort on our part, … Continue reading Worship is a Response, Not an Action
(Some reflections after a great vacation) In the past, I viewed vacation as my time. It was my time to get away and to do whatever I wanted to do: eat, drink, play, divert, spend time with people, have time for myself, watch movies until 3am, and sleep all day – if I wanted. After … Continue reading Whole Life Worship Vacation
One of the values we hold dear in Whole Life Worship is the transformation. We believe that Christ not only came to bring us eternal life, but abundant life, as well. This abundant life occurs as we are changed or transformed by the power of Christ through His Spirit who dwells within us. The theological … Continue reading Sanctification or Sanitization?
I confess. This is not an original thought. I got the gist of this from Joni Earekson Tada’s (@joniandfriends) radio show. But it’s too good not to share it with you! When the autumn season comes, I encourage you to take some time to look at the moon – particularly a full, harvest moon. It … Continue reading Shine … Like the Moon!
Have you ever thought about the Early Church in the book of Acts? One of the things that constantly amaze me about the 1st Century Church is the boldness, depth of character and power this early Christian community exemplified. They were willing to sell their possessions to help others in need, they prayed for more … Continue reading What Are You Full Of?
Back in the late 90’s was this movie called “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion.” (Alert: this movie was rated R – primarily for language). It’s about these two gals who want to impress their peers at their ten-year HS reunion. Apparently, they categorized themselves as part of the “B” group and they felt inadequate to … Continue reading No Comparisons
God has called us to live a “large” life for Him. He wants to give us His blessings, His power, His love, His forgiveness, His joy, His hope, His peace, His transformation. These are all things that make life LARGER. They, if we will receive them, enable us to live ABUNDANT lives (see John 10:10, … Continue reading Getting Rid of Life-Shrinkers