Retro One Thing 12/11/2012

Rev.4:1-5, “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.” Immediately I was [a]in the Spirit; and behold, […]

Retro One Thing 11/27/2012

Have you ever had a rainy, cloudy day. I don’t mean on the outside, but on the inside. Just a dark day, or days that kind of come out of nowhere in this fallen world of spiritual battle. Maybe the clouds are a result of intense and discouraging, even heartbreaking situations you are in. Deuteronomy […]

Retro One Thing 10/22/2012

Disappointment is such a killer to our souls. Proverbs 13:12 says that hope differed makes the heart grow sick. Sometimes we get disappointed in ourselves, sometimes in others, and sometimes in God, when things don’t work out as we hoped. The life preserver that keeps me afloat in times of darkness is the reality and […]

Retro One Thing 09/19/2012

Rev. 3:20 ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. Rev. 4:1  After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I […]

Retro One Thing 09/18/2012

After these things, I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I heard, like the sound of the trumpet speaking with me, saying “Come up here…” Rev. 4:1 I have been contemplating these words from Rev. 4:1 and its message blows me away. Our God is God of […]

Retro One Thing 08/30/2012

1John 1:1  What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life I love this verse because it gives us further insight into the relevance, and reality of Christ. He is referred to as […]

Retro One Thing 07/25/2012

Everything in this life is so unpredictable, and the potential for breathtaking pain is always so real because everything that’s precious to us is so temporal. This devotional is called One Thing because, like David in Psalm 27, we are called to live a One Thing life seeking His presence and beholding His beauty. I’m […]

Retro One Thing 06/25/2012

Just as David explained his “One Thing” life in Psalm 27:4, Paul explained his life in 2Corinthians 5:14, where he said he was “controlled by the love of Christ.” He was trying to explain his behavior to the Corinthians and that was his explanation for why he lived the way he lived, why he behaved […]

Retro One Thing 05/31/2012

Psalm 36:8-9 says, “They drink their fill of the abundance of Thy house; and Thou dost give them to drink of the river of Thy pleasures (delights). For with Thee is the fountain of life; in Thy light we see light.” The Lord wants us to come into His presence as a way of life […]

Retro One Thing 04/20/2012

Six or seven years ago (11 or 12 years ago now), I was in a remote village in Sudan with a few other clergy, doing various kinds of ministry with both laity and local clergy. One night about 9 o’clock the Bishop there told me that there were two people, both a man and a […]