By Josh Hawkins Posted on February 21, 2008

In the last post in this series, I hit some of the essential points on why it’s important to have a life vision and focus.

Often times when we think of our “life calling”, we focus on our career or on our external circumstances, whether that be in the marketplace or in ministry. We are intently focused on thriving as a successful businessperson, a good mother or father, a good musician, or a successful pastor. Whether it be by others or ourselves, we are automatically...

By Josh Hawkins Posted on January 8, 2008

With the new year always comes traditional new resolutions and a fresh resolve to change something in our lives. In the same spirit, I’ve been taking a hard look once again at my life vision and goals and restructuring some of my schedule and priorities for 2008. I thought it might be cool to start a series of posts on the practical points of a life vision and the process of setting goals to achieve them with the help of the Holy Spirit. In these first few posts, I want to provoke you to actually look at your life vision in a new light, or if you don’t have one, to get one and start...

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Posted on December 4, 2007

I've been doing some research on the old hymn writers for the next post in my prophetic music series and came across an awesome little tidbit of information on the late and famous John and Charles Wesley and their desire to give every bit of themselves to the Lord and to walk in holiness. These guys weren't just a couple of songwriters - they were men committed to a deep life of consecration before the Lord!

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John and Charles...

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Posted on September 3, 2007

Today is the first day of our monthly 3-day fast here at IHOP-KC. Folks from around the world join us in taking the first full Monday through Wednesday of each month (and the first full week in December) to position our hearts before the Lord in a 3-day solemn assembly with prayer and fasting. Everyone at IHOP makes it a priority in their schedule and attends at least two intercessory prayer meetings each day.

My roommates and I made some amazing blueberry, banana, and chocolate peanut butter chip pancakes on Saturday, and I think all that white flour and sugar is catching up...

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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...

By Josh Hawkins Posted on November 15, 2006

I have recently been pondering the word Christians throw around all the time - "grace". By definition, grace is the unmerited favor of God. He gives us something we are undeserving of. I am so thankful for His grace!

But as we read in 2 Peter and Jude, one of the great pressures in the end times will come from false teachers within the Church.

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 1:4)

I believe one of the most common areas of false teaching...