challenging grace…

Shout and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 12:6 ESV For those who have entered the Kingdom through the blood of Jesus... by faith in the Way He made... we become inhabitants of Zion... the eternal city of God... It's a spiritual… Continue reading challenging grace…

intimacy…

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! Psalm 139:6 NLT intimacy... noun... 1: the state of being intimate: familiarity 2: something of a personal or private nature --Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dict. (11th Ed.) Intimacy... it's not a word I thought I would ever use in terms of my relationship with God... but over the last… Continue reading intimacy…

inspiration…

All Scripture is breathed out by God... 2Timothy 3:16 ESV Unexpected words come from His inspiration... We inspire Him... breathe in His Spirit... in prayer-full study of His Word... In response... He gives words... to breathe out into our world... Words of truth... hope... peace... and life... Breathe Him in... Breathe Him out... "... Sanctify… Continue reading inspiration…

temptation…

But one is tempted by one's own desire, being lured and enticed by it; then when that desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and that sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death. Do not be deceived, my beloved. James 1:14-16 NRSV All too often... we don't want to take responsibility… Continue reading temptation…