Category Archives: surrender

A Prayer Acrostic (Putting it together in prayer.)

Prayer acrostic P — Petition (Ask God.) R — Repentance (Turn from wrongdoing.) A — Adoration (Express love for God.) Y — Yieldedness (Surrender to God.) E — Earnestness (Go all out.) R — Results (See God work.) “My house … Continue reading

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(Are we inner wimps, gone with the whim?) Our culture teaches us to be inner wimps, gone with whatever wacky whim which whizzes through our thoughts or emotions; rather than spiritual soldiers standing strong and soaring in the Spirit!

Gone With The Whim?

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When The Game Stands Tall, Yall!

When The Game Stands Tall moved me.  It is about the team with the longest winning streak in sports history, De La Salle High School in Concord, California — 151 games. When The Game Stands Tall shows how a coach built a football … Continue reading

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Self-protection or self-surrender? (Suspicion or love?)

Self-protection produces isolation, defensiveness, self-focus, and alienation from others. Self-surrender produces openness, understanding, community, and mutuality. Self-protection quenches the Holy Spirit and will keep God distant from you. Self-surrender opens the flood gates and lets God’s rivers of grace and … Continue reading

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Tolerance For God? Or Fire Of God?

What does this Bible verse (Hebrews 12:29) mean? “For our God is a consuming fire.” Perhaps this:  Unless there is a fire in your heart consuming self-focus and releasing a continual, all-consuming craving for Christ, you’ve stopped short of finding … Continue reading

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Perhaps the “new normal” is nothing but, surrendering to the same old self-focus the Bible says is sin.

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The human heart is a fireplace. It can burn clean and pure with the love of God. Or smoke and choke on selfish desires.

The human heart is a fireplace. It can burn clean and pure with the love of God. Or smoke and choke on selfish desires putting a damper on all of life. A deployed damper is deeply damaging. Perhaps we need … Continue reading

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