Category: Christian Lifestyle

Sometimes God disrupts the normal routine of life in order to change the person I am becoming.

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The Power of an Ordinary Life – Harvey Hook

In God’s sight, there are no “little people” and no “little places” – only individuals who offer their lives in consecrated moments of obedience to God. When they do this, he gives them the power to influence the flow of an entire generation. Harvey Hook – “The Power of an Ordinary Life” (inspired by Francis Schaeffer) This morning I was encouraged by this quote from a man who invested in my life when I was ‘just another college student.’ Harvey Hook saw the value in my ordinary life and his investment continues to this day in the lives of many...

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Disruptive Prayer

  What is it about spending time in the presence of God that completely disrupts the quiet serenity of what I call my life? It is as if the answer becomes a question whenever I turn my heart fully toward heaven. The peace that I have becomes locked onto that one experience and everything else in my life becomes superficial. I am left with a longing to go back, but am required to live through the process of the present time until the moment arrives for the consummation of my desire. It seems like a sickness is upon me. It...

Desire, Posession, and Happiness 0

Desire, Posession, and Happiness

Why do we desire that which we do not possess and seldom possess what we desire? Why do we seldom desire what we possess and possess what we seldom desire? If we were to discover that we desire all that we possess, we might be supremely happy. But for some reason, the desire is almost always directed toward that which is immediately unobtainable. Ironically, if the desire becomes a possession, the desire fades and the possession loses its value. What if we were to have desire only for that which we possessed? What if we never desired that which we...

Contradiction of Tradition 0

Contradiction of Tradition

I have often said that Christianity isn’t about doing certain stuff, but about going through life walking with God. At the same time, the only way I knew of going through life in a Christian way was by doing the Christian stuff.   It’s like often happens to me: I know what to do long before I find myself able to do it. Even though I understand this, it still feels like I am trying to push beyond some biblical barrier. The one thing that keeps me confident going this direction is that it has brought me back to my...