Motivation: What will sitting on the couch produce?

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Motivation.  We always need more.  Here is where I found some extra motivation this morning. I was tired.  I had worked a couple long days.  My Spartan Race and Warrior Dash were behind me.  I definitely didn’t feel like working out.  It was a perfect storm for staying on the couch. Dreading my workout, I […]

Top 5 resources that God has given to you

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Recently, I wrote about the fact that excuses suck and followers of Jesus need to live better lives.  God has given us all the resources that we need to do so.  You can catch up here. In the post, I referenced 1 Corinthians 3:3 and 2 Peter 1:3 which declare that we are not like […]

Did you know that Celebration is a powerful spiritual discipline?

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We had a celebration this weekend. My son returned home from a  ten week summer mission in Chicago with CRU.  Just having him home was worth a celebration, but there was more to celebrate.  Deep friendships were formed, faith was tested, growth was experienced, the gospel was shared hundreds of times and twenty three people […]

What is the one thing that reveals your spiritual maturity?

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Measuring spiritual maturity is a pretty tricky proposition, but I am afraid that we have lost our way. Some  people point to the practice of rigorous spiritual disciplines.  Some people point to the presence of certain spiritual gifts.  Others point to their favorite character traits as the mark of maturity.  Probably the most common mark […]

The most important spiritual discipline you are ignoring

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Spiritual disciplines are essential to your walk with God. Physical fitness requires physical exercise.  Spiritual fitness requires spiritual exercise.  Spiritual disciplines are training for a close walk with Jesus. Warning:  You may be neglecting the most important spiritual discipline. People have produced a variety of lists of spiritual disciplines over the years as they have […]

Do you want your time with God to be powerful?

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Time with God.  Would you like your time with God to be more powerful…more intimate…more personal…more life changing? We have lots of opportunity to spend time with God in very specific ways…devoted ways.  Yes, he is with you always.  I’m not talking about that.  I am speaking of those moments where you intentionally seek God. […]

A question that can transform your bible study

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Sometimes Christians like to act like they have all the answers.  I hate that.  Besides being annoying, the problem is that when you have all the answers, you stop learning.  I will remind you often that we are called to be disciples and disciples are learners.  A disciple isn’t a status of maturity.  A disciple […]