Topics on friendship with Jesus and drawing near to Him.

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Posted on April 30, 2007

The desire of the Father is that Jesus would utterly possess the hearts of those whom He has created. When the Father says to Jesus:

“Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.”
(Psalm 2:8 NKJV)

The Father is not telling Jesus to ask for land. He already owns all of the real estate on the earth. Jesus’ inheritance is voluntary lovers.

The passion of your heart is the most important thing of all – more important than money, possessions, goods, or...

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Posted on April 2, 2007

It's day 1 of our 3 day monthly fast, and my stomach is making its usual weird fasting noises. But my spirit feels alive this afternoon and the Lord is highlighting this one thing to me over and over:

I need understanding that the greatest pleasure, joy, and freedom is found in taking the low road in humility in every situation.

When Paul said in Ephesians 5:2 “be imitators of God, dear children”, he was extending an invitation into the freedom and pleasure available in meekness. In Philippians 2:5, he says again "let this mind be in you, which is also in...

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Posted on November 9, 2006

Just some random thoughts today, I hope you can make sense of them.

“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.”
(Matt 10:37-38 NKJV)

He who does not deny himself and he who does not die to himself is not worthy of Jesus. I want to be counted worthy of His calling. This is what it means to be equally yoked. I must give up my life, take up my cross. When I take up my cross, I find my life,...

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Posted on October 31, 2006

Mike Bickle has been teaching at IHOP recently on false ideas we have about the grace of God. I think this is one of the most important things to have straight in our minds and hearts, lest we fall into deception as Peter and Jude warned us:

For certain men have crept in unnoticed...ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny...our Lord Jesus Christ. (Jude 4)

Grace is receiving what you do not deserve. His grace imparts something positive - God's power that enables us to walk in righteousness and to function in ministry. Grace is the...