Category Archives: Spiritual disciplines

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is involved in 4 primary ways at the moment of salvation. The Holy Spirit is involved in the life of every believer in at least 15 ways after salvation. The primary work of the Holy Spirit toward unbelievers is… Continue reading

Posted in Doctrine, Holy Spirit, Spiritual disciplines, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Theology, Trinity | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Life is often a winding and troubled road

The point of many biblical stories is to help us feel in our bones (not just know in our heads) that God is for us in strange turns of life. Continue reading

Posted in Christian life, Christianity, Disciple-making, Discipleship, Discipline, discouraged, Discouragement, Following Christ, In Christ, Loss, New Christian, Spiritual disciplines, Suffering, Trials, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Not always Wonderful, Great, and Amazing

Have we created a Christian culture that encourages expectations of uninterrupted happiness? Are we comfortable with being uncomfortable? Can we accept the fact that it sometimes doesn’t feel good to be a Christian? Continue reading

Posted in Disciple-making, Discipleship, Discipline, discouraged, Discouragement, Spiritual disciplines, Spiritual growth, Spiritual transformation, Suffering, Trials, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Your mind is a battleground

This one is a little deeper. Please take the time to follow carefully what I am presenting. Continue reading

Posted in Flesh vs. Spirit, Holy Spirit, Spirit filled, Spiritual Detox, Spiritual disciplines, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A thorn in the flesh?

Three purposes of thorns of affliction and more… Continue reading

Posted in Apostle Paul, discouraged, Discouragement, Holy Spirit, Maturity, purpose, Spiritual Detox, Spiritual disciplines, Spiritual growth, Spiritual transformation, Suffering, Trials, Wisdom | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

God’s solution for destructive relationships

Is there a spiritual solution to destructive relationships? Continue reading

Posted in 18 Year factor, attitudes of unity, Broken Relationships, Holy Spirit, Relationships, Spiritual disciplines, Spiritual growth, Spiritual transformation, Unity, Walking with God | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Alone in the secret place with God

To understand that the work of prayer involves a learning process saves us from arrogantly dismissing it as false or unreal.

“One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray’” Continue reading

Posted in Devotions, Disciple-making, Discipleship, Personal devotions, Prayer, Spiritual disciplines, Walking with God | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Two builders and a catastrophic storm

Sometimes a storm of crisis or calamity reveals what manner of person we are, for ‘true piety is not fully distinguished from its counterfeit till it comes to the trial’ Continue reading

Posted in Disciple-making, Discipleship, Following Christ, Parables, Sermon on the Mount, Spiritual disciplines, Suffering, Teaching, Teaching of Jesus, Trials | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Silence, Solitude, and Secrecy

Do we need renewed commitment to silence, solitude, and secrecy? Continue reading

Posted in Disciple-making, Discipleship, Following Christ, Silence, Spiritual Detox, Spiritual disciplines, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Walking with God | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Who or what will be in control?

So much of life comes down to choices about who or what will be in control. Continue reading

Posted in Christian life, Disciple-making, Discipleship, Flesh vs. Spirit, Following Christ, Fruit of the Spirit, Holy Spirit, New Christian, Spirit filled, Spiritual Detox, Spiritual disciplines, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Walking with God | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment