Category Archives: fire

Hold Me Close, Through this Present Moment

“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for … Continue reading

Posted in affliction, alert, believer, brokenness, Bryan's comments, crisis, crushing, darkness, depression, despair, despondancy, devotional, discipleship, encouragement, failure, faith, fire, following Jesus, grace, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, life lessons, pain, personal comments, presence of God, Serving Mentally Ill Christians, spiritual lessons, understanding | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Fire or Blackberries?

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes, The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning In some odd way, our lives seem to be … Continue reading

Posted in believer, creation, devotional, discipleship, faith, Father God, fear, fire, glory of God, grace, heaven, hope, Jesus Christ, lessons learned,, life, life lessons, personal comments, personal testimony, power, praise, presence of God, reality, Serving Mentally Ill Christians, spiritual lessons, supernatural, taste and see, teaching, theology, thoughtful and aware, transformation, understanding, universe, Very helpful, wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Comprehensive Protection

The Book of Daniel contains the acts and welfare of the Jewish people in Babylon. They are captives and so much of the stories shared here are accounts of spirituality under duress. King Nebuchadnezzar, in an attempt to unify his … Continue reading

Posted in affliction, apostasy, attacked, battle, believer, Bible, Bryan's comments, challenges, conflict, confusion, crisis, danger, death, decisions, devotional, difficulties, discernment, discipleship, egoism, encouragement, endurance, evil, faith, faithfulness, fire, furnace, grace, humility, life lessons, obedience, peace, personal comments, power, protection, purpose, repentance, rest in God, self importance, Serving Mentally Ill Christians, sin, spiritual lessons, taking risks, transformation, trials, truth, understanding, Very helpful, will of God, wisdom, world system, worship

Horses and Chariots, [Seeing the Invisible]

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God, But only he who sees takes off his shoes; The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.” ― Elizabeth Barrett Browning Just beyond our earthly vision there exists the world … Continue reading

Posted in alert, art, beautiful art, believer, Bible, created in God's image, eternity, Father God, fire, grace, hearing His voice, Holy Spirit, Homer, humility, joy, kingdom of God, lessons learned,, meaning, miracle, prophetic understanding, quotes, Serving Mentally Ill Christians

Gold Fears No Fire, [Comfort]

“He comforts us every time we have trouble, so when others have trouble, we can comfort them with the same comfort God gives us.” -2 Cor. 1:4, NCV “The sinners in Zion are afraid;     trembling has seized the godless: “Who … Continue reading

Posted in affliction, battle, believer, Bible promises, broken believers, comfort, despair, discipleship, evil, faith, fire, following Jesus, furnace, God, Jesus Christ, life lessons, mental illness, obedience, pain, patience, personal comments, physical disability, presence of God, promises, quotes, ragamuffins, rascals and strugglers, refining, Serving Mentally Ill Christians, spiritual lessons, storms, suffering, transformation, transparency, trials, understanding, Very helpful | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Prepare for Flames and Floods

“But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. 2 When you go through deep … Continue reading

Posted in affliction, an intense love, attacked, battle, battle wounds, believer, Bible promises, Bryan's comments, C.S. Lewis, comfort, confidence, conflict, crisis, danger, death, deliverance, desperation, devotional, difficulties, discipleship, encouragement, endurance, evil, faith, fire, flood, following Jesus, God, grace, Holy Spirit, hope, Isaiah, Jesus Christ, kyrie eleison, lessons learned,, life, life lessons, lost causes, mental illness, pain, patience, peace, presence of God, refining, sadness, Satan, selfishness, Serving Mentally Ill Christians, sickness, sin, spiritual lessons, spiritual warfare, suffering, taking risks, tangled up, trials, understanding, Very helpful, wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Sinning Servant

God responds to our personal falterings in an amazing way. The prophet Elijah had experienced considerable fireworks in his ministry. One could easily dismiss an incident when he failed big time. “Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and … Continue reading

Posted in an intense love, angels, attacked, believer, Bible, brokenness, bruised mind, calibration, challenges, compassion, conflict, confusion, crisis, decisions, depression, despair, desperation, despondancy, devotional, difficulties, discernment, discipleship, failure, faith, fear, fire, giftedness, grace, Holy Spirit, intensity, intimacy, kingdom of God, lessons learned,, life lessons, lost causes, men, ministry, persecution, personal comments, power, presence of God, protection, rest in God, Satan, self-pity, Serving Mentally Ill Christians, sin, spiritual lessons, temptation, trials, understanding, Very helpful | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment