Tag: Christian Living

The Temple Project Part 4 – The Holy Spirit Fills the Temple

  Power Since the beginning of time, the Holy Spirit has brought creativity, order, and power!  As the third Person of the Trinity, He is God the Holy Spirit, along with God the Father and God the Son.  He is not less-than.  He works in conjunction with the Father and Son to bring about the …

The Temple Project Part 3 – Jesus Cleanses the Temple

Intro Welcome back!  So far, we’ve determined that you and I are temples of God.  We are God-created humans with the capacity to carry His presence.  We’ve also determined that all together, we are the church, the temple of God.  We carry the presence and blessings of God in a corporate way. The Need for …

The Temple Project Part 2

Part 2:  God is Building Us! When you think God is amazing for building us into individual temples for Him, He shows us that as His people, we create a larger, cohesive temple for Him to dwell: the church.  His presence in us becomes multiplied exponentially as we gather together in His name,  The individual …

Things Above

God placed the word “earthbound” in my thoughts this morning.  It’s a word I haven’t thought about in a while.  It is meant to describe something that is mundane, unimaginative, and bound by earthly interests,  In other words, it means boring. Why would God say that word?  I’m reminded that we are spiritual beings having …

The Power of Meekness

“ “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”  (Matthew 5:5)  Just like all truths in the kingdom of God, we have to look at this truth with spiritual eyes.  In our human minds, we see this and think, “Oh, so I need to let people overpower me to be blessed and to …

The Mind of Christ

There is a gift already available to us that we sometimes miss!  There is a way of steadiness that can make a path through noise and confusion.  These past months and years have been filled with complicated, confusing issues that can lead us to feelings of anxiety, depression, and hopelessness.  There are so many voices …

Growing in Fruit

  God loves good fruit!  As the Master Creator, He designed a creative variety of fruit for us to enjoy.  Fruit is a picture of a healthy life.  The same is true with spiritual fruit – the outflow of your life.  How you relate to God and to other people can determine what kind of …

When God Says, “Here I Am.”

In the last blog post, we talked about how a childlike attitude and humble heart respond to God, saying, “Here I am.”  There are times when God Himself says, “Here I am.”  The good news is that we live in a new covenant, or agreement with God – when we invite Him to be our …

Like a Little Child

God has always sought out children and those with childlike humility.  The more we realize He’s God and we’re not, the easier it is to posture ourselves to hear from Him.  With that heart attitude, we’re open to what He has to say. The child Samuel in the Bible heard from God at a young …

The Shift is a Gift

Ready…SHIFT!  Those were the famous words of my dad.  The year was 1969.  I was seven years old.  Dad was driving his 1968 VW Beetle.  Mom couldn’t see us.  The adventurous dad was teaching his curious daughter how to shift the car on the way home from piano lessons,  Even though he was steering, pressing …