Tag Archives: spiritual formation

Normal Christian Fire = Church Ablaze

Faith is God’s fire roaring in your heart; not religious ideas resting in the back of your brain. The normal condition of a Christ-follower is to have a heart constantly ablaze with love for God. When normal believers, full of … Continue reading

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What’s streaming in your heart? Raw desire? Or Spiritual Fire?

What’s streaming in your heart? Raw desire?  Or Spiritual Fire? Lust and disgust?  Or love from above? Thoughts that annoy?  Or real time joy? Spiritual blindness?  Or lovingkindness? What do you find flowing through your mind? So, what’s innernet streaming … Continue reading

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Humans Must Compete To Be Complete

We incomplete humans must compete to be complete. We have to compete with the gang of 4 — complacency, mediocrity, passivity, and apathy.    These 4 want us to give up before we even get started on our way to … Continue reading

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Wanted: Freedom Fighters

Wanted: Freedom Fighters A culture caught up in cravings, compulsions, and whims needs individuals who will fight to free themselves from the domination of their desires; defeat their self-destructive tendencies and tormenting thoughts; and live a life of inner liberty … Continue reading

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A Powerful Way To Light Your Fire!

1) Unrehearsed, heart-felt, Spirit-prompted words connect hearts and ignite spiritual fires.* 2) Rehearsed, studied, formalized words leave hearts unconnected and minds muted; and promptly depart the human memory. * Light your fire!  Experience #1 with us @ The Salvation Army … Continue reading

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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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Rocket science can’t reinvent the thrill in your life — but Christ can!

Rocket science can’t reinvent the thrill (or the wheel) in your life — but Christ can! All you need is Christimacy — living in continual intimacy with the living, resurrected Jesus Christ. Why not become a Christimate — an obedient … Continue reading

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Holding Hands In Prayer — It’s Not For Sissies.

Holding hands in prayer is not for sissies.  It is an amazing connect with the living God and His power. I grew up going to church but never saw people hold hands in prayer.  I think my church was too … Continue reading

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The Incredible Power of Christ Skills

How are your Christ skills? Many people live their lives without basic Christ skills — the abilities to connect with and release the life-transforming power of Christ in themselves and in others. However, when you look into history, you discover … Continue reading

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My Soul Needs Fracking (Frack Me, Lord.)

I woke up this morning with the word fracking in my mind?  What does that mean? Fracking is the procedure of blasting pressurized water (along with sand and chemicals) down a well so as to fracture the rock deep beneath the … Continue reading

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