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Vision Pt. 2 – Stepping into the Vision

Vision Pt. 2 – Stepping into the Vision

 The last blog post I wrote was on receiving vision for your life. Today’s blog is about stepping and moving into the vision that the Lord gives you. Now, I would like to mention that this is not a formula, but I do believe that some of these suggestions are pretty basic, in order to move into the vision and…

Vision – Part 1

Vision – Part 1

When I as eighteen years old I did an internship at a Christian ministry in Texas. During my time there we would have various retreats that we were required to attend. My favorite retreat that we did was the “Vision Retreat,” which was two and half days of fasting and praying about God’s vision for our lives…

How Hope Leads To Faith

How Hope Leads To Faith

A few years ago, I was working on some conceptional ideas for a Christmas production. One of the ladies I was with said, “I really feel like people need hope around this time of year.” To be honest at the time I was thinking to myself… ”hope is so cliché.” I had never really thought…

Be Quick To Confront, Forgive, and Reconcile

Be Quick To Confront, Forgive, and Reconcile

“Therefore, rejecting all falsehood [whether lying, defrauding, telling half-truths, spreading rumors, any such as these], speak truth each one with his neighbor, for we are all parts of one another [and we are all parts of the body of Christ].  Be angry[at sin—at immorality, at injustice, at ungodly behavior], yet do not sin; do not let your anger [cause you…

Building the Strong Tower of Identity

Building the Strong Tower of Identity

Picture a beautiful sky-scraping tower in downtown New York City. You see it’s ominous majestic beauty as it gracefully touches the cloud line. Large structures like this one are a wonder to view, these large buildings can take our breath away. They may seem quite intimidating as they stand out among the other buildings. What if I told you this amazing craftsmanship of architecture was nothing more than a hollow shell?

Bearing Good Fruit

Bearing Good Fruit

Last blog post I mentioned refinement, and what can happen when we haven’t gone through the refining process. Today’s blog goes hand in hand with refinement. When we do not allow God to refine us it is extremely hard to bear good fruit.   “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch in me…

The Process of Refinement

The Process of Refinement

“And I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested They will call on My name, And I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are My people,’ And they will say, ‘The LORD is my God.” Zechariah 13:8-9   Picture a mountain made of shallow ice.…

Discernment

Discernment

Recently the Lord has been teaching me about discernment. Discernment is a valuable gift from the Lord. We all have a certain level of discernment, but as we grow in our relationships with the Lord our discernment will often become more active. Discernment of Spirits is being able to understand something that is going on without having…