Loving Relationships vs Stuff/Success

God’s Word calls us to seek His Kingdom and Righteousness first (Matthew 6:33) and to focus on that which is eternal rather than temporal (2 Corinthians 4:18).  These commands prompt us to explore what The Holy Spirit means in His Word when He speaks of eternal or Kingdom things to ensure that we understand where we are to invest our lives.  After a thorough search I could find only three things that exist on this temporal earth that are Kingdom in nature.  They are: 1)… Read More

Loving Relationships: The Currency of Christ’s Kingdom

The answer lies in a personal relationship to Jesus Christ…We can ever remain powerless, as were the disciples, by trying to do God’s work not in concentration on His power, but by ideas drawn from our own temperament. We slander God by our very eagerness to work for Him without knowing Him… This is your line of service — to see that there is nothing between Jesus and yourself. Is there?

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest  Read More

Social Injustice and Loving Relationships

Building on last week’s post, we find ourselves in a culture that is wrestling with how to deal with and as best we can delete (or at least diminish) social injustice and inequalities in an imperfect world.  I talked about the need to be sure as Christ followers that we not get caught up in the heat or emotion of the moment, practicing a compassion that does not align with God’s Truth.  And by the way, there is a place for proper anger…”Be angry and…Read More