Refreshing Joy as a Lifestyle – Part 1

This Blog article is taken from a teaching and prophetic word Graham gave called "A Lifestyle of Joy Keeps Our Heart Fresh" on Brilliant TV. –– The important issue to focus on each day as we are learning to walk with Father, Son and Holy Spirit is... What is God...

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Still Waters Run Deep

“All things have been delivered to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you...

A Worshippers Thoughts on Christmas

Christmas and worship are inextricably linked in my mind. I love the music of Christmas. I love the traditional carols and songs. I love the contemporary songs of this season of celebration. It's true that I'm a singer, a songwriter, a musician and have been...

Joy Is a Four Letter Word

“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; at Your right hand...

Why Run Backwards?

“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to...

Who Comes When You Are Called?

"He said to them, 'But who do you say that I am?' Simon Peter answered and said, 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.' Jesus answered and said to him, 'Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is...

The Opportunity in Affliction

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” –James 1:2-3 We are conditioned into the avoidance of pain and suffering. Seems simple enough, doesn’t it? You’d have to have a particular...

Compassion, Motivation, and Inspiration

Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may...

A Heart on Fire

You hear a lot of nonsense talked about love. There’s a school of thought that says that every pop song ever written is either about falling in love or breaking a heart, which would mean a whole lot more if they didn’t make it seem so banal so much of the time. When...

The Act of Being Beloved

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the...

Old Dog, New Tricks

Part of our capacity for change is our capacity to learn; about ourselves and about the environment we work and live in. Of course, as time marches on, we tell ourselves that we can’t learn new processes, that we’re too set in our ways. Because of this, we tell...

GO!

In a world where so many obstacles stand in the way of our happiness, we can develop a finely tuned sense of our own inadequacy. How could we not, when we seem set up to fail from the word go? It’s a shame that people feel the need to belittle others…to remind them of...

Always Facing Forward

But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. – John 4:23 One of the greatest temptations in our lives, as people in the world and as people in Christ, is to...