Suit Up. This Is War

Fight with everything you have in you for this faith entrusted to us as a gift to guard and cherish. Jude 1:3b MSG The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.   Uncertain Attribution Great faith is the product of great fights. Great testimonies are the outcome of great […]

Heroes on Bikes

OK, we can’t help ourselves. Here is a good-news, do-unto-others, cycling story. One of the 23 cycling teams in the Tour de France is South Africa based Team Qhubeka NextHash (see footnote). It can be easy to forget that bicycles are a vital means of transportation in many parts of the world. Not as an […]

The Lord’s Day

It was the Lord’s Day, and I was worshiping in the Spirit. Suddenly, I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet blast. It said, “Write in a book everything you see, and send it to the seven churches in the cities of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis,Philadelphia, and Laodicea.” Revelation 1:10-11 NLT Are […]

Obéissance

The flag has dropped in Brest, France on the 2021 Tour de France. 23 days. 2,100 miles. 150,000 feet of climbing. Definition of obedience: completing daily blog posts during Le Tour. Fear not. However distracted, daily posts will continue. Come on!  Allez. Let’s go! #obedience #identifiedwithChrist

Identified With Christ: The Holy Spirit

Identified With Christ: The Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit is the fire of God that ignites us, the breath of God that stirs us, the wind of God that shakes us, the whisper of God that calms us, the life of God that quickens us, the dew of God that refreshes us, the lamp of God that guides us, the voice of […]

Talent, Morality and Character

People are impressed by talent and morality.  God is impressed by character.  Morality is not the same as character. Consider this: Johnny comes home from school and reports to his parents that the other kids were calling Susie fat, but that he did not. His parents were not impressed by Johnny’s morality. Their response was […]

Reasonable Service: Identified With Christ

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16 ESV God’s call to lay down our lives on the altar of sacrifice means that we give Him all that we are. Our rights, our reputation, our desires, our future plans, everything that concerns […]

Identified With Christ: Fruit Of The Spirit

Observable and increasing of the fruits of the Spirit in our lives is evidence of God’s conforming us to the image of Christ. Here, from Galatians 5:22-23, is a compendium of the fruits of the Spirit: 1. Love: affection for others;2. Joy: exuberance about life;3. Peace: serenity;4. Forbearance: long-suffering, patience, a willingness to stick with […]

Who’s Your Daddy?

In the wake of Father’s Day, having pondered the impact of fathers in our lives, or our own legacy as a father, we posit this:   You can tell everything you need to know about a man by who his god is. It’s been said that a person’s god is revealed by his day-planner and his […]