“Listen, my child, and be wise, and guide your heart on the right way” (Proverbs 23:19). Guide your heart. Not “follow your heart.” I understand the bit of wisdom contained in the latter. Sometimes when we’re confused, or feeling pressure from others, it may be important to go with our heart or our gut. That’s better…Read more »
As we continue our journey toward Covenant Renewal Sunday, this week’s spiritual practice is “Develop a Personal, Conversational Relationship with God.” Some people might read this and think, “Ah…Christianity Light.” It’s true that some people talk about a personal relationship with Christ in a way that privatizes their faith and avoids the costly discipleship of…Read more »
I’m guessing that many of you are starting to salivate for the New Testament. At the same time, it’s important to know our roots — not only the roots of our past but those roots that are still embedded in our hearts.
During our worship yesterday I suggested that during this next year we redefine what a “good day” is, as well as redefine the word “prosperity.” Based on Psalm 1, I challenged us to define a good day as a day when we lived God’s way rather than a day when things went our way; and that we…Read more »
Paul writes: “If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” Some versions say, “…let us also be guided by the Spirit.” Should we equate walking in the Spirit with being guided by the Spirit? Can we expect the Spirit to counsel us in all our decisions, or just the major…Read more »