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All About Perspective

I am in the process of finishing "The Good and Beautiful God", a book by Bryan Smith that is helping me to understand my God better. It really struck me when the writer penned: "The most important thing about a person is what they think about God." And further down he continues with: "What we think about God – what we think God is like – will determine the relationship we have with God. If we think…

Reconciliation vs. Narcissism

If you are a follower of Christ then you know that He is part of the trinity: God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We ourselves are made of tripartite elements of body, soul and spirit. We see this model in other areas of life, like the family unit for example, which consists of husband, wife and children. I don't think it a coincidence that the strongest geometrical shape is the triangle.…

The Chase

I learned a lesson a few months ago which came during a group meeting with some other Christian men. We were talking about the things we value and what we spend our lives chasing after. As I was sharing my opinions about this and listening to the opinions of others, I came to see that the things I chase after are simply a result of whatever it is I have put the most value on in my life. If work…

Instantaneous Spirituality

We live in a time where almost anything is accessible instantaneously. If we want to know the latest world headlines, we can open an app on our phone. If we are hungry, we can order from a restaurant and have a meal delivered to our door. We can browse thousands of websites, buy any product that appeals to us with only a few clicks of the mouse, and have it shipped "rushed delivery" to our front…

Pursue With Passion

Sometimes we think that living a lifestyle of purity and wholeness would be easier if temptations, lust, etc., would vanish from our daily lives. However, I want to encourage you to see each day as a choice to live a life of proactive pursuit.

If we view each day as the opportunity to passionately desire something, then what we pursue is the determining factor as to whether our thoughts…

Steps For Growth

In 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 it says:

"We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ."

This excellent verse contains several principles that can be applied to our walk towards greater purity…

From Season To Lifestyle

Is the pursuit of purity and wholeness in your life something that you value? In my own life I have gone through seasons of wanting purity and wholeness but I had to learn how to go from periodic seasons to a consistent lifestyle. This is something that I hear many men share with me as well and so here are some of the lessons I have learned while on this journey.

One of the first lessons…

Intimacy

If someone were to ask you to define the word intimacy, how would you define it? I think for most of us, we would probably think of intimacy as something that happens between a husband and a wife. In essence we would equate intimacy to a sexual act. If we were to take the sexual aspect of intimacy out of the definition of intimacy, then what would we have? Here are some definitions of…

Sweeter Than Honey

When I became a Christian I knew that my life would need to change in a lot of areas. Some of the changes were pretty easy to implement right away while other changes were a tad bit more difficult to embrace. As I look back on the early years of my faith, little did I know that some areas that would need to be changed would be more of a life-long process as opposed to a "one and done" decision.…

Be Like Who?

In 2 Peter 2:7-8 (NIV) it says:

"And if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)."

In reading some commentaries on the above verses I find that many look at this as evidence that God delivers…