Meandering Intensely Through Grace

“For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.” Romans 8:29, NLT “Just as we are now like the earthly man, we will someday be like the heavenly man.” 1 Corinthians 15:49 Much speculation has been made […]

Your Love Will Define You

“You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters.┬áLove each other deeply with all your heart.” 1 Peter 1:22, NLT Love defines us as believers. I know I’m sharing God’s love for Steve, a backslidden Christian who I meet […]

Mother Teresa Explains Humility

“But among you, it will be different. Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant.” Luke 22:26, NLT Jesus Christ turned everything upside down. I know of no other teaching that might disturb his disciples as “humility.” I’m sure that they shook their […]

Deeply Hurt

A.W. Tozer seems to have gotten a hold on something here. Those who step forward into discipleship or ministry will inevitably be hurt in some significant way. I wouldn’t say it was a ‘given’, but it is the common path we take. The problem is not God’s— He loves us and wants to really bless […]