As a result of mysticism and falsehood there can be an aversion to dealing with the inner workings of the heart. Yet the Scriptures speak of this inner work often, even as it affirms the reality of God’s truth that exists whether we have an inner connection to it or not. Spirituality isn’t merely squishy
Obedience in the Christian life is a struggle between have-to and get-to. One the one hand the Christian believer is obligated to follow Jesus. It is as basic as Jesus’ two word command, “follow me”. That is the have-to part. But there is also the get-to. Obeying the Lord is the privilege of having been
What is Prayer? It may be a simple question. But in our society there are some very different notions of what ‘prayer’ is. Consider these contrasts: Is prayer asking? Or is it being consumed into the Deity? Is prayer honest cognitive speech to God? Or is it mindfulness, being in the present, being at peace?
For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. James 3.2-3