A while ago, I was going through an extremely difficult time after experiencing hope deferred in the realm of romance. My heart was broken and I had very little hope of finding the “True Love” that I was deeply longing for. All that seemed even slightly appealing was to lie on the couch in the… Read more »
For several years, I wondered how it might be possible to have a place of influence while at the same time remaining humble. This apparent contradiction caused me a lot of anxiety, until I heard Papa speak so clearly to my heart: “When you know who you are, it is impossible to be arrogant. You… Read more »
It’s really easy to hold back the expression of who we truly are, out of fear of what other people might think. Often times, we let fear stop us from expressing ourselves honestly, because we are afraid it might offend people. I have wrestled with these kinds of thoughts quite a bit.
Any time I have read something in Scripture that sounded contrary to Papa’s heart and I ask him about it, he is always faithful to reveal himself in it. Scripture can only be understood in one context: Us in Christ and Christ in Us. In his death and resurrection, he didn’t die alone and ascend… Read more »
Upon meeting Jesus, face to face in 2006, my entire life took a dramatic turn from the direction I was headed. I had encountered a very real Love in the tenderly affectionate, powerfully authoritative voice of my Beloved. I had spent my entire life, up to that point, with a schizophrenic view of God. I… Read more »
The more I talk with people, the more I am realizing that all everyone wants, whether we realize it or not, is Jesus. I’ve discovered that people that have a problem with God don’t actually have a problem with God; they have a problem with their idea of God, often based on the misrepresentation of so-called Christians who say that he’s still counting their sins against them and that they better watch out… or else. The New Testament clearly says that God is Love (1 John 4:8) and that Love keeps no record of wrongs (1 Corinthians 13:5). The Old Testament prophet, Jeremiah, even prophesied of the New Covenant, speaking as the voice of God, saying, “I will count their sins and lawless deeds against them no longer…”
Why do we still point the finger at so-called “sinners” telling them they need to change? This is not the heart of God. Is the Love of God unconditional or are there still conditions attached – ie. Stop doing this or you must do that, etc.?
When someone’s arm breaks, we all know they need immediate medical attention, right? Accommodations must be made for the arm to heal properly and be used as little as possible until the healing occurs, yeah? A cast. A sling. Restriction of movement. Protection. My arms are important. I need them to do the things I… Read more »
The more I experience the absolutely scandalous freedom of the Love of God, the more free I am becoming to love the entire human race without any effort whatsoever. I’ve been part of a community of people in Austin, TX who have been hi-jacked into a life of unconditional love and the purest form of… Read more »
It was April of 2006. I had just moved into an apartment with three friends I had only met months earlier. When we had finally got all of our things moved in, I smoked a bowl of some really good weed, while my friends snorted cocaine and drank a bunch of beer. We laughed late… Read more »