Retro One Thing 07/21/2013

Often over the years when people have come to me desperate for some relief from the misery they are in, I will probe to see how ready they are to let go of the reigns of their life and allow Jesus to totally take sovereign control of their story and make it His. I’ll ask […]

Retro One Thing 06/15/2013

Years ago a man came home early from work and found his wife in the bath tub full of blood red water, having slit both of her wrists. Even though a solid Born Again Christian she had suffered for some time with clinical depression, which had grown worse. He found her just in time to […]

Retro One Thing 05/16/2013

“Then came the question, is there no rescue? Must it be thus to the end—constant conflict, and too often defeat? How could I preach with sincerity that, to those who receive Jesus, ‘to them gave he power to become the sons of God’ (John 1:12; i.e., godlike) when it was not so in my own […]

Retro One Thing 04/15/2013

Scripture makes it very clear that God is not the author of confusion. Our Lord sits on a Throne that is high and lifted up, declaring “What Must take place.” There is a real devil and there is real warfare that we experience daily, but be assured that if things seem confusing to you, or […]

One Thing 9/13/17

The reason that Christlikeness matters more than anything else is because Christ matters more than anything else. In the end, those who are enamored with Jesus are the ones who become like Him, because they’re the ones who spend their life beholding Him. We always become what we worship, and our hearts are always fascinated […]

One Thing 9/12/17

2 Corinthians 9:12 says, “My grace is sufficient for you…” The grammar that is used in this statement makes it very clear that God’s grace is constantly, and continually being sufficient. One way of looking at this is that you and I don’t need to ask for grace, or to beg and plead for grace […]

One Thing 9/11/17

  Ps. 37:7-8, Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him… Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing. Sometimes it seems like it’s hard to get God on schedule. At least He often doesn’t seem to want to get on our schedule. I love these verses because […]

Retro One Thing 03/16/2013

I often hear people speak of “clinging to Christ,” and I’ve said it from time to time myself. I understand what’s being communicated in the phrase, and it is good, but the reality is, He is clinging to us. If it is all about my clinging then there is no rest, because if I relax […]

Retro One Thing 02/17/2013

It hard to trust what you don’t know. It’s hard to trust someone you don’t know. The more time I spend with a person, who claims to be trustworthy, the more I discover for myself whether or not that person truly is. My spiritual Father used to say, about spending time with God and growing […]

One Thing 9/6/17

2Cor. 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Col. 3:9 Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, 10 and have put on the new self who is being renewed to […]