…ifs, ands, and buts… by David VanCronkhite

Love, the Gospels say, makes all the difference. Supernatural love. Agape love. That kind of love present only when there’s been a supernatural impartation of DNA from the Father to His children.Agape is the DNA that changes the heart and begins the process of making a person human as God intended. That’s because God is Agape, therefore in search of man desiring to begin this eternal relationship in the now. Agape is love, the mystery of what allows us to love, the ability to imitate God and … [Read more...]

Faith Without Humility is Going the Wrong Way by Robert Ricciardelli

One of the greatest indicators of spiritual maturity is to realize that there are things that you just do not know. It is the understanding that the more you learn of God, the greater His majesty and mystery becomes. People living in the divine ways of the Spirit are always humble and forever beginners. Those who are pride filled "know it alls", always right and never wrong, are far from the heart of God. If you are not humble, one knows you have not experienced the Holy One which utterly … [Read more...]

Overcoming Our Presuppositions by Robert Ricciardelli

Locked and loaded in our presuppositions can cut off meaningful conversations, relationships, and truths that might be discovered through the perspectives of others. The suppositional truth we have adopted may not be absolute truth and if we become constant learners, we will evolve towards greater truth and understanding of God, ourselves, and the world around us. We must be willing to challenge our belief systems and allow for the Spirit of God to sweep away the false from our minds to make … [Read more...]

Be Present for Every Moment of Your Life by Robert Ricciardelli

Ambassadors for God do not focus on end time perspectives because they are engaged with the NOW times with God and His eternal Kingdom. They know they are not promised tomorrow, they have no fear of the future, and they view each day as an opportunity to love, to serve, and to presently manifest the substance of heaven on planet earth. They know there is no turning back, they know that their future is yet to unfold, and they know that they have been prepared and empowered to fully be present in … [Read more...]

Desires, Dreams & White Walls by Tricia Exman

It’s fascinating that the heart is the container of those desires the Lord wants to give us when we delight ourselves in Him, and it is also the place from which flow the springs of life (Psalm 37:4; Proverbs 4:23).  I have an incredible interest in studying the connections between our heart, our emotions and our brain – it’s something that has intrigued me for the past few years and the Lord has shown me so many ways that science has proven the Truth of His Word.  Imagine, the God Who created us … [Read more...]

Being You For the Audience of One by Robert Ricciardelli

Believe in how much God loves you. Give God permission to love you today. Simply close your eyes and whisper, “Father, I give you permission to work in my life, and to illuminate the very best steps for me to take.” Do not worry about competing with others. Do not worry about what the rest of the pack is doing. You are an amazing creation that has been designed for great things, and designed for the glory of God that shines uniquely through you. You do not have to run faster, work harder, or be b … [Read more...]

Passionate Self is the Seed for Glory by Robert Ricciardelli

It is God's desire for us to enjoy the life we have been given and the fruits of our labor all the days of our lives, for it is our inheritance. God has given us the power to run the uniquely designed race that He has called each of us to run. When we truly understand and embrace this, we won’t be tempted to compare or wish we had what someone else has. You won’t think, “If only I had what they had in talent or opportunity." Be thankful for what you do have, and in the power of God through you, m … [Read more...]

What’s in Your Hands Today? The Joy of Letting Go by Richard Dahlstrom

I’m always intrigued by the stories of mountains in the Bible because so much that’s transformative happens among them, or at their summits.  Encounters with God in the mountains are nearly always time of transition:  From this….to that.  We’re between two mountains when Moses says that each one represents a choice that is yet ahead: life or death.  Then he shouts “choose life” to the whole nation before dying.  We’re on a mountain, with Jesus, when we see him transformed into the essence of glor … [Read more...]

God is Always in the Here and Now by Robert Ricciardelli

The willingness and ability to live fully in the present moment eludes many people. Don’t let your precious and present moments in life get used up by thoughts that aren’t about the here and the now. You have a past but the past is not now. You have a future, but it has not made itself available for you today. Thoughts of "then" and "maybe" will never allow you to experience the peace of God in this very moment. Living and having your being in God can only happen by being consciously present of H … [Read more...]

You Cannot Turn Off the Light by Robert Ricciardelli

Dualism remains a problem for many Christ followers. They compartmentalize their lives and miss the presence and light of God in every moment, breath, and context of life. Here are some scriptural truths on the matter:Matthew 5:14 - You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.Proverbs 4:18 - The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.John 8:12 - When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am t … [Read more...]


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