I was coming out of the grocery store the other day when I saw two young men soliciting funds for a Christian ministry. I almost passed them by until I noticed their eyes. There was a sparkle there that grabbed my attention*. And just like that, I was in the presence of the Lord. I heard […]
Do you seek God for Himself?
Oswald Chambers once said, “When we no longer seek God for His blessings, we have time to seek Him for Himself.” Seeking God for Himself was something Chambers was passionate about. He spoke often about the error of looking to God as a “blessing-machine.” He understood that the important part isn’t what we “get” from […]
Almost seeking Him
Instead of spending time with the Holy Spirit the last few days, I’ve been reading historical accounts about other people who spent time with Him (trust me, this is a poor substitute). When I finally got quiet with the Holy Spirit, He asked, “If I was walking around the streets of Albuquerque, would you drop […]
Finding God’s gold
There’s a Dutch proverb that says, “The early morning hours have gold in their mouth.” If you’re searching for more of God – His wisdom, His peace, and His plan for your life (God’s treasures), then the early morning a good time to look. Jesus knew the power and sweetness of spending the early hours […]
Do you splash and dash?
As modern Christians, we often expect God to move at our quick, have-it-now pace. We get a little splash of spiritual wisdom, refreshing, or anointing, then dash off to the next thing. The problem with this approach is that we quickly dry out, then become discouraged and disillusioned, and we ask God, “Is this all […]
Deep experience with God
There’s a big difference between knowing about God and knowing God. We can study the Bible, learn all the great stories, and examine historical accounts, but until we experience God in a deeply personal way, we’ll never be changed. Although I met Christ as a child, I never had any faith teaching. By my early […]