Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Giving You Five (top 5 posts of 2012)

I'm actually starting to like the whole "Top Posts" thing.  So Here's the Top 5 posts of 2012 from 'New Directions'.
#5  From Victory, not for victory!  I actually had the chance to preach on this at my father in-laws church, Center Line Fellowship (Colorado Springs, CO).
“As Christians, we need to know that we fight from victory, not for victory.”  Stinking WOW!  Do you get that?  As we fight the forces which come against us (the enemy, the world, our flesh), we already stand on victory.  (Read FULL POST)
You can see the other four at this link:  Top 5 Posts of 2012 
Enjoy and see you next year,

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


I know Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is only 6 days away, but I'm inclined to argue this is a more important time to reflect on what we're thankful for.  And, this is one of the most recent things Jesus is teaching me about how to follow Him and how being thankful effects the condition of my heart (doesn't everything).
It's always funny to me that I can tell my wife something "profound" which, at the time, I think is helpful to her, then the next day I end up sitting across from someone listening to the exact words I said to her.  That happens far more than I can count.  After my conversation with the someone, a line from a song by the band Waterdeep began resonating  in my heart.  It goes, "A thankful heart prepares the way, for you my God."  I've been rolling it around for a couple weeks now and though I don't actually get it, I get it.  The sad part is I've always "gotten" the concept in my head, but haven't embraced it with my heart... (Read FULL POST)