I share convicting things sometimes and basically 100% of the time those things are what I’ve been convicted of; they’re things I’m learning about. I read this C.S. Lewis quote today and immediately said, “YES, this is for me.” Maybe it’s for you too, beloved? I consider myself an artist. I grew up loving the … More The Cultured Artist
Prayer by Bryan Jeffery Leech Father, help me to TALK like a Christian: to speak in such a way that I build up another person’s confidence in himself, instead of tearing down his reputation. Father, help me to DRIVE like a Christian: to be watchful and careful lest I cause harm to someone else on … More Father, Help Me To…
It took me some time to settle on this, but here’s my scripture passage for year 2015! Two different people sent me this passage on my birthday and I just can’t stay away from it. Reading it is like drinking a tall glass of cold water; refreshing in its truth. It’s replete with God’s powerful action, … More Do you not perceive it?!!
The leader of a Christian ministry recently said his goal is to be “confessionally rigorous and relationally generous.” The more I thought about it, the more I loved it. So I’ve decided to unashamedly steal it and make that my own personal goal. Isn’t that what Jesus was like while he lived on this earth? He was immovable in regards to … More Goal
God calls me to trust Him and lately I’ve been struggling to. #thestruggleisreal! But we sang this hymn at evening service tonight and the words have made my soul feel like this: Beloveds, let us “be still and wait his pleasure.” IF THOU BUT SUFFER GOD TO GUIDE THEE If you but trust in God … More Hymn Love- If Thou But Suffer God To Guide Thee!
“The opening line of the Reformation was a reflection on Jesus’ call to “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.” It’s no accident that the first of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses was this: “When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, “Repent,” he called for the entire life of believers to be one of … More The Trumpet Call of the Reformation
Lately I’ve been captivated by Jesus’ call to be meek in the Sermon on the Mount. I’m still trying to grasp what meekness looks like in the life of a person. But looking at Jesus helps, as he’s our prime example of what it means to be human. After spending some time in James, I was … More Can’t Get Enough of Meekness
…yet God has been faithful to gently and lovingly correct me! His glory, not my own. “Keep me from the error of thinking thou dost appear gloriously when some strange light fills my heart, as if that were the glorious activity of grace, but let me see that the truest revelation of thyself is when thou … More An Error I’ve Made
I wanted to share my notes with you from Dr. Vern Poythress’ riveting chapel talk on 1 Peter 4:12-19. If you’d like to listen to it, you can here: Reasons Peter Gives to Support that Impossible Demand to Rejoice in Suffering –Suffering is necessary (v.18). Anyone who is a son, is disciplined by their Father. … More Rejoice in Suffering?!?