How many times have you prayed for something and it seems as if God has failed to even acknowledge that you breathed the words? I know I have many times. One particular instance stands out for sure and it changed not only my thinking, but my actions as well. Join me as I share a story of how a truck opened my eyes to God’s trust in me.
Frank Viola has become a spiritual mentor and friend to Amber and myself. After having obtained both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in theology, Frank was the first one to introduce me to God’s eternal purpose. I have been forever smitten by it. It has turned my thinking, my theology, and my life upside down. I began with his work Pagan Christianity, but soon dove into his deeper works that unraveled God’s Eternal Purpose, and the magnificence of our Lord. Below you will find a collection of 27 Frank Viola quotes that are sure to spur you on to greater depths in Jesus Christ.
Every year around this time thousands, nay millions, gather to celebrate Easter. We remember the gruesome death He endured and His glorious resurrection He proclaimed would follow, but this isn’t just some annual memorial service we participate in. We should be living Easter everyday.
There has been a major movement within the body of Christ that tends to assume one position when we enter into God’s presence. That position is to enter God’s presence with confidence, or boldness. The problem arises when we neglect the flip side to that coin. Entering God’s presence also involves stepping in to the presence of a Holy and righteous God. Sometimes it seems as though we have forgotten God’s holiness.
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We often think of the desert as a bad thing. It’s dry, hot, barren, and pretty much uninhabitable. We tend to apply those same thought patterns towards our Spiritual walk, when we enter seasons of being in the desert. What if the desert wasn’t a problem, but it was really a training ground? Have you ever been in a spiritual desert? Let’s explore it.
Watchman Nee’s exploration of Christian maturity as found in the book of Ephesians. He discusses the three positions a Christ follower will take in their journey towards full maturity. It is an inspiring look at Ephesians and the believer’s association with Christ, the world, and Satan.
Sit – “and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (2:6)
Walk – “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called” (4:1)
Stand – “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against theschemes of the devil” (6:11)
I’m sure we all know that one person (or a few) that seems to always have a negative attitude and mindset. It doesn’t matter how great a situation is, they will find something to complain about. You could be handing out free money and they would complain that you didn’t give to everyone, or it wasn’t enough to actually do anything with. How do you handle these kinds of people? Here’s how to deal with negative people.
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Oswald Chambers was one of those giants in the faith that made a major impact for the Kingdom of God. Through his ministry of writing and speaking he pointed people to a deeper relationship with God. Here are 25 quotes by Oswald Chambers that are sure to change your life.