Why do so many view the laws and commands of God as narrow and confining? This is far from the truth. On the contrary, the laws and commands of God are both liberating and freeing.
Now I realize we are New Testament believers and ceremonial laws are no longer needed for all who are in Christ Jesus. I’m referring to the foundational principle of God’s law, mainly the moral laws and commands of the Lord found in both the Old and New Testaments.
Leading through challenging times is never easy. Here are a few things I am learning through a difficult leadership stretch at Convergence House of Prayer.
Without going through the entirety of the challenge I want to leave you with what I’m learning in the midst of it. I hope you can find some of these things beneficial as you face your own.
If we are to endure in living and leading well, we need to have three groups of people in our lives: those who build us, those who inspire us and those who need us.
When these three groups of people are around us, we will continually receive support, encouragement and be connected to the needs of others.
Hearing God’s voice is tricky so we need proper checks and balances that help us stay within the banks of what we sense God is saying. Without these checks and balances, we can make choices that have the potential to steer us in a direction other than God’s best. This not only impacts us personally but can also have great impact on those whom we love and lead.
Each year I determine which tools I’ll be using to pursue God more deeply and to reach the goals I sense He is speaking to me about.
I believe tools are essential for spiritual growth. Here is a brief list of the digital tools I use. Now I realize that you might use strictly paper and pen as your main tools for spiritual growth and in some ways I do too. But for daily Bible reading, journaling and goal setting I am exclusively digital.
Convergence House of Prayer begins each new year with a season of fasting and prayer. This year is no different. We are at the beginning of our 21 days of fasting and prayer.
In this post I am providing you a tool that is helping me to get the full benefit of my twenty-one days of fasting and prayer.
Man Up God’s Way is a fantastic app for men. Founded by Josh Hotsenpiller of Existence Church launched in 2012. The ministry support of ManUp Leadership was handed over to David Lange of ManUp God’s Way this year (2014) and has brought continued breath and ministry into the app.
Being baptized in the Holy Spirit does not make one believer better than another. There are no inferior believers in God’s Kingdom.
But what the Baptism in the Holy Spirit does do is create an advantage. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit and more specifically, speaking in tongues, gives access to greater realms of God which benefits us deeply and those around us profoundly.
We have just finished a teaching series at Convergence House of Prayer though the first nine chapters of the Book of Acts and now in the middle of a series on “The Power of Speaking In Tongues.”
I’ve never really done an extended study on the speaking in tongues but I’ve found it to be both refreshing and revelatory for my own personal life and growth.