Graham Cooke

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What a Lifestyle of Rejoicing Can Do For You.

“Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
 my flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy;...

The Fruit of the Spirit isn’t a Behavioral Manifesto.

This is part two of my exploration of the Fruit of the Spirit, not as some behavior manifesto, but as the traits of a Father. In this post, I’m going to offer a few personal reflections on the last three fruits of the spirit as they’re laid out in Galatians: faithfulness,...

Admiring the Fruit of the Spirit

Sometimes I think we get lost in using the fruit of Spirit as some behavior manifesto and forget to simply admire them as the traits of a Father. The fruit of the Spirit is the power of God to enable us to become Christ-like and I think it is vital...

Nothing works against me.

As I move into yet another year of life, I am absolutely fascinated with the astonishing passion and desire in the Father’s heart to make me like Him. Since before the dawn of man’s first moments on earth the intention of God was clear in creation, “Let us make man...

Christmas is about Light.

There is no darkness without light. That’s a truism, and one that works in every metaphorical sense, too. Without jumping into some deep physics, at a basic level, darkness is the absence of light. It’s what occurs where light isn’t. That works on a scriptural and spiritual level as much...

Dream the Possible Dream.

We’re coming up on the start of a new year where we have the opportunity to re-evaluate our dreams for the next 12 months. As we do, let’s keep a few things in mind. The world loves to apply limits to anything and everything it can. We’re conditioned to tell...

Two Questions to Ask When Trials Come

We’ve all been in a situation where we had absolutely no idea what to do, or how to extricate ourselves. Usually we find ourselves with a sudden hankering to take one or two steps back to where we were before the problem arose. That rising panic and desperate wish to...