Have We Forgotten God’s Holiness?

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.

The Desert Isn’t The Problem, It’s The Training Ground

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.

Sit, Walk, Stand: The Process Of Christian Maturity (CLC Publications, 1964)

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)

How To Deal With Negative People

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.

Some Days The Spirit Wins, Some Days The Flesh Wins

3 Ways To Overcome The Flesh

Everyday there is a spiritual battle taking place behind the scenes of your life. Some days you will be highly cognizant of it, while on other occasions it will be as subtle as a morning sun moving on the horizon. That battle is between the flesh and spirit. Some days the spirit wins, and some days the flesh wins. The other day I had one of those days where the flesh won out. I’m not proud of this, but it became one of those teaching moments in the Spirit, that I pray will help you as it did me.