One Thing 3/3/17

Ps. 65, There will be silence before You, and praise in Zion, O God, And to You the vow will be performed. 2 O You who hear prayer, To You all men come. 3 Iniquities prevail against me; As for our transgressions, You forgive them. 4 How blessed is the one whom You choose and […]

One Thing 3/2/17

At the Cross Jesus victoriously proclaimed “It is finished,” and at the Resuurestion He declared “there is hope,” so that at Pentecost the Holy Spirit could reveal “It has begun.” Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection was for the purpose of “making all things new.” Ultimately all of creation, being redeemed by His blood, will be […]

One Thing 3/1/17

1 Kings17:1-9 Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.”  2 The word of the LORD came to him, saying,  3 “Go away from here […]

Retro One Thing 10/23/2012

As I’ve contemplated the beauty realm of God that we are invited up to every time we pray, I’ve begun to realize this is going to be an eternal search and discovery. One of the fascinating realities before the Throne is a mighty expanse, something like a sea of glass, like crystal, the color of […]

Retro One Thing 10/24/2012

Yesterday, we were talking about our prayer life, I call it my footstool time, where we are on the transparent sea of sapphire crystal, that is mixed with fire, before the throne of God, beholding His beauty. How many times have you longed to be yourself before someone, but were so afraid of rejection, you […]

Retro One Thing 09/24/2012

Rev. 4:1-2 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.” 2 Immediately I was in the Spirit; […]

One Thing 2/22/17

David wrote Psalm 63 in the midst of some very difficult and heartbreaking circumstances. He, and his entourage, had just fled Jerusalem in light of the fact that Absalom was approaching Jerusalem with his army to kill David and overthrow his throne. David is now hiding out in the Judean wilderness where he had spent […]

Retro One Thing 08/16/2012

Others have said that identity is bestowed. This is so very true. We draw our identity from outside of ourselves. This is true about us because we are created to be relational. We are created to and for love, and therefore our identity is formed in significant relationships. We are especially impacted by important people […]

Retro One Thing 07/23/2012

I have been thinking about Mary Magdelene’s initial encounter with Jesus and how it changed her life forever. If you remember from Luke 7 Jesus is having dinner at one of the Pharisee’s house. At some point Mary the prostitute comes into the Pharisee’s house and begins to weep in the presence of Jesus, and […]

Retro One Thing 06/26/2012

Paul’s great theme throughout his writings is being “In Christ.”  In Ephesians alone, that truth is expressed 27 times. My favorite is Eph. 1:6 , where Paul said “to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us In The Beloved.” The phrase “In The Beloved” is only used here […]