Clarity Vs. Mediocrity

There is a subtle war going on in many churches today; a war between clarity and mediocrity. The great sadness is, that often, we don’t see what we have become. Doesn’t Proverbs warn us, “Where there is no vision, the people perish?” To illustrate what I mean… Let’s take a look at a conversation that…

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Shalom Solitude

There was such a swirl of activity around Jesus, with so many people coming and going, that they were unable to even eat a meal. So Jesus said to his disciples, “Come, let’s take a break and find a secluded place where you can rest a while.” They slipped away and left by sailboat for…

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Fruitfulness: The Essential Dove

“I am the sprouting vine and you’re my branches. As you live in union with me as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you—but when you live separated from me you are powerless.”  John 15: 5 TPT I did a lot of crashing and burning before I learned, AND BELIEVED, how essential the Holy…

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Treasures Worth Finding

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be…

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Discovery of Life In The Strangest Place!

For if you choose self-sacrifice, giving up your lives for my glory, you will embark on a discovery of more and more of true life. But if you choose to keep your lives for yourselves, you will lose what you try to keep. Luke 9:24 TPT For the longest time I did NOT understand this…

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Kingdom of Fools?

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise… We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.   1…

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Our Father’s Heart

Since Jesus only did what the Father instructed Him to do, why would our Father’s heart be, to use such lost souls (as the disciples) to start a revolution of love? I’ve asked myself that question more than once, because you see, I have come to realize that Jesus just doesn’t “see” people the way…

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Shepherd-King: Our Call To Go Low

For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:   1 Corinthians 1: 26 KJV My heart can hardly fathom a Shepherd-King. The King-of-kings, mind you, becoming a shepherd? Why? Can you imagine it? Talk about your oxymoron! The One who…

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Relentlessly Tender Shepherd

“… Jesus is the conquering King and the Good Shepherd. He has power over death. But he also has a soft spot for the Mary Magdalene’s of the world. The regal hero is relentlessly tender.” —Max Lucado, Unshakable Hope I prayed and pondered for weeks about the opening post of this series because I wanted…

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Utterly & Uniquely You!

The planet just really needs you to be YOU, okay? —Annie Downs, 100 Days To Brave God made you to be utterly and uniquely you! If He wanted you to be like anyone else, He would have simply cloned another one of them, right? Nope—God wanted YOU—just exactly the way you are. Annie Downs illustrates…

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