What do I need to know when I am waiting?

As we discussed in the last blog post, there is something more important to God than our breakthroughs and that is our character development. The breakthroughs He values most are character breakthroughs and He is willing to allow us to wait for our breakthroughs if it is the only way to grow our character. The upsetting […]

Are you waiting well?

Have you ever been offended against God? Come on, let’s be honest for a moment. Have you ever felt disappointed with God? I have. Disappointment with God is possible because of a misunderstanding of what we like to call “breakthroughs”. We love our breakthroughs. We are all waiting for our “breakthrough”. We have received a […]

Facing my Brokenness

Romans 12:3 “…Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.” Most of the time this verse is offered as a warning against the sin of pride, and so it should be, but it has […]

Opening Your Mind to Open Your Ears

In my last blog post I mentioned that we have a cultural communication bias against hearing God’s “voice”. Our culture shouts at us and God whispers. It is not simply that the subtlety of God’s communication occurs because He speaks softly, it is also the ways that He speaks softly. He does not always speak […]

What is “hearing God’s voice” anyway?”

One of the biggest problems we religious folk have is our jargon. Sometimes I wonder if we have any idea what we are talking about. Has it ever occurred to you that our speech might be incomprehensible to our average non-religious neighbor or co-worker? Probably not. I say “probably not” because much of the time […]