Frustration Yearning. Unfulfilled longing. Discontent. Unsatisfied. JUST NOT HAPPY. The irritation that an oyster feels when a parasite has worked its way inside. Hang tight, buddy. A pearl’s in your future. This is what I felt those first years after receiving the baptism in the Holy Spirit. I told you of how I hungered for every ounce of Word… Continue reading Years of Frustration
Jesus replied, “Let the faith of God be in you! Listen to the truth I speak to you: If someone says to this mountain with great faith and having no doubt, ‘Mountain, be lifted up and thrown into the midst of the sea,’ and believes that what he says will happen, it will be done. This is the reason I… Continue reading When Nothing’s Changed, but Everything’s Changed.
“Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.” – Psalm 51:11 NLT King David in prayer after Nathan the prophet confronted David about his committing adultery with Bathsheba. If I’m going to do brave this year and step in it, I might as well do it big. I CAN’T… Continue reading Receive the Holy Spirit. What it looks like: then and now
With my last posts, you see I’ve insisted on learning lessons the hard way. But I AM learning. Slower in some areas than others, but steady progress is still progress and I’ll take it. After spending Spring and Summer semesters of 2017 at the University of Hard Knocks, I saw real improvement. I cruised through both… Continue reading The Hard Way Needs Jesus
Today’s post continues what I began with my last post. It’s not helpful to give you a hazy illustration from my life. Doggie poo imagery is not enough. We want more, man! I hear ya. This is why people keep pounding out memoirs. We eat this stuff up. Me most of all. Tell me the woes… Continue reading Meditate
I can’t tell you how much I don’t want to coöperate with my new personal trainer. Yes, I can. Oh! let me tell you how much I DON’T WANT TO DO IT. Any of it. I want to read about it and learn the technical terms for each part of my body and how they… Continue reading Choosing Responsive Obedience When Really, You Just Want to Nap
This is what I am learning: I don’t hear God as precisely as another may hear Him, I discern Him at the level of which I am able. I’ve been around people who hear exact words in their spirit and know those words came straight from the mouth of God. It’s like they sense a… Continue reading Hearing Impaired