The Narrow Gate – Hearing God Speak

Isaiah also records the promise of our God to speak to His true followers.  We find this in Isaiah 55, “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?  Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich …

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The Narrow Gate – God Speaks

Image via Author, Bighorn Range, Wyoming. That our God speaks to His people, to those who hearts are fully committed to Him, is a theme that runs through the scriptures.  Adam and Eve, Cain, Enoch, and Noah are notable examples in the ancient times recorded early in Genesis.  These are not people who occasionally heard …

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The Narrow Gate – When God Speaks

Image via Author, Bighorn Range, Wyoming Our God intends to have conversational communion with us in which He will reveal important things to us.  In this conversational communion we can speak to our God about lives and daily living in simple, easy language, and Jesus will also speak to us.  It is truly a two-way …

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The Narrow Gate – Conversations With God

If you asked the average Christian what the features of a disciple of Christ are, you would most likely hear answers like these (hat tip to Gene Edwards for this list): Go to church.Read and study the BiblePray Hang out with other ChristiansDepending on what stripe, tell others about Jesus, work for peace and justice, speak …

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Rest – Letting Go and Letting God

I have been having a surprising number of conversations with people regarding the new covenant life we have in Christ as He lives His life in us.  At least six separate conversations this week.  People are hungry for the truth of our new covenant life in Christ. Why are so many becoming hungry to learn …

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The Gospel of the Kingdom

A "Climb Free" post. Free climbing illustrates for us the passion and purity we should have for living each day unaided as much as possible by dependence on artificial supports and our human contrivances.  We are creatures of an almighty God, created expressly to live in His presence and power.  To do so is the …

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Your Shield and Defender

Image via forgottenchildren.org   As a society we are experiencing an unusual season of difficulty and fear-producing happenings.  They are durable over time which has the potential to wear us down spiritually as well as physically and emotionally.  Anxiety and depression are on the rise across our society, and following the rise is an increase …

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