Be My Vision

pure devotion

Be My VisionIsaiah 35:4-6 (NLT) Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.” And when he comes, he will open the eyes of the blind and unplug the ears of the deaf. The lame will leap like a deer, and those who cannot speak will sing for joy! Springs will gush forth in the wilderness, and streams will water the wasteland.

There are times in life even as a believer that it is not clear what God is doing. John the Baptist felt this way and sent his disciples to ask Jesus one more time if He was the Messiah and the One who they had been waiting for. The same John who baptized the Lord when the heavens opened and God declared His Love for His Only Son. John had fallen on hard…

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When God says, “Don’t preach.”

Living Venti in a Grande World

when god says don't preach

I’ve been trying to figure out how best to write down my thoughts about what happened at Evangel Church this past Sunday. I thought that if wrote it down on social media it would come off the wrong way. But to not say ‘anything’ I felt was horribly unfair to hiding what God did. So I thought I would blog about it.

Church on Sunday was something I will probably never forget. I’ve had a few days now to think more about what happened; about what God was doing in the hearts of all of us as a church family.

The service was an hour and a half of “God’s agenda… not ours.” From the moment the congregation started singing I knew that something different was going to happen. There was no emotional reprieve… only momentum. With each verse, each chorus, each song the level of anticipation and sense of…

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such goodness

It's not really about me...

Risen Risen

O my soul, bless God.
From head to toe, I’ll bless his holy name!
O my soul, bless God,
don’t forget a single blessing!
He forgives your sins—every one.
He heals your diseases—every one.
He redeems you from hell—saves your life!
He crowns you with love and mercy—a paradise crown.
He wraps you in goodness—beauty eternal.
He renews your youth—you’re always young in his presence.
God makes everything come out right;
he puts victims back on their feet.
He showed Moses how he went about his work,
opened up his plans to all Israel.
God is sheer mercy and grace;
not easily angered, he’s rich in love.
He doesn’t endlessly nag and scold,
nor hold grudges forever.
He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve,
nor pay us back in full for our wrongs.
As high as heaven is over the earth,
so strong is his love to those…

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★ “Back to the Basics” – Whose Body Are You A Part Of ? ★

Daily Dependence

Continuing in our “Back to the Basics” segment,  we are looking at the foundations of the Christian faith.  We live in a broken world that is plagued with sin.  Our adversary, the devil will use anything or anyone to inflict pain and lead you astray from the truth that he is dreadfully afraid of.  If you are a Christian, that is, you believe Jesus was sent by God to die on a Roman cross to be the payment for your sins, was raised three days later and now sits on a throne in Heaven…You are an heir to the riches of heaven and also get enjoy all that Jesus came to make a reality including the gifts of the Holy Spirit…but wait, I am getting ahead of myself.  For those reading this blog who do not know Jesus as your Lord and savior I encourage you to go back to…

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Who is the Holy Spirit?

When it comes to the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost, people tend to relate that name with the Godhead and not much more. In certain denominations you may only hear that name when someone is being baptized. In other denominations you hear a lot of about the Holy Spirit and the gifts he gives to everyone baptized in him. In someone’s personal life how do they create and maintain a relationship with him, you hear that he is now in you , but what does that even mean? Why do some call him Holy Ghost?  I do not really like that saying because it makes me think of Casper (I know your singing the song in your head lol), the Holy Ghost may be friendly but he isn’t dead, Casper is dead. The holy spirit is Jesus’s counter part, Basically Jesus’s Spirit, Jesus left his Spirit available to all who…

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