Reflections of Grace 103: Is It About Works or Relationship?

[display_podcast] I love the church.   If you know Jesus then you are the church too; One of the many members of the Church, the Body, of Jesus, who is our Head But I somewhere along the way thought being in the building brought my status with God so much higher. I lost the mentality that I was there to grow in Jesus. Oh yes, I was taught that I was the temple where Jesus lived, but I was also taught I had to be in a building to truly walk with him.   It took me too long to realize that I did … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 100: How I Learned the Hard Way

[display_podcast]I had been doing everything required of a “good Christian,” and I was still missing out on what it means to know Him and be involved in a best friend relationship with Him. This relationship would transform me to love as He loved, because I was coming to know Him in a personal way. Even after years of “working” within the structure of the church, including women’s ministries, which I started and in which I labored, resulting in much fruit, I was still so blinded to my own … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 98: Happy New Year from Jesus… in October

[display_podcast] I want to revisit a word the Lord gave me at the beginning of this year, 2015. In going back over it now, with just two months left of the year, I am amazed at reading it again and how it has come to pass and even now is still unfolding, not only in my life but in lives around me.This is how is started... On New Year’s Eve I felt the call to start the year with inviting Jesus into the year, and by morning I knew I had a date.  I came with a list of requests to lay down a … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics 42: Take A Look At The Snake & Be Born Again

[display_podcast] Some people who are “Born Again”… and KNOW that they are born again… You see, you’ll know that you know when you are. But, when you’re not sure, then you probably aren’t. But some people who are and know that they are are what I call a “Point In Time” Christian. A Point in Time Christian is someone who may not remember the exact date, but they remember the circumstance – it may have been at a revival meeting or Harvest Crusade, it may have been kneeling beside your bed with yo … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace: How To Maintain A Spiritually Steadfast Mind, part 2

[display_podcast] We have been looking at the following scripture up close and personal.Isaiah 26: 3, “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trust in you!! Last week we got up to “him whose mind is steadfast.  This week we are starting with: “Because he trusts in you”….. the Hebrew word trust is batach, to attach oneself.  To confide in, feel safe, be confident, secure.   Picture a baby with her mom or dad, don’t we want to trust God like that child who is … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace: How To Maintain A Spiritually Steadfast Mind

[display_podcast]“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you!!” (Isaiah 26: 3 ) Let’s take a look at this word up close and personal: “You will keep” …Satan is very cunning.  Our knowledge alone will not keep us protected.  What we need is a watchman.  And we do have Jesus who is willing and able if we will set our minds on him.The Hebrew word for keep is nasar, meaning to guard, keep, and protect.   The Holy Spirit is the perfect watch … [Read more...]