Category Archives: love

SOAP: DAY 9 – To See The Kingdom Of God

As mentioned before, there are so many deep theologically significant relevancies to our daily life found within God’s Word that 50 people could look at the same passages and come up with 50 different viewpoints on relevancy. For today, these are mine.

Did you become aware of something different?  Continue reading

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SOAP: DAY 6 – How Glorious To Be Seen

I realize now that throughout my entire life I was aware that something was missing, that I was being pursued and many times had the invite to “follow Him” but I wasn’t done chasing pleasure, career, and worldly securities. Continue reading

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SOAP: Day Five – Come And You Will See

Many argue that the Bible isn’t relevant any longer, that it is simply a collection of stories from ancient times long past. 

SOAP is the answer to that misconception. The Word is alive and if we come to it with a hunger and thirst for finding relevance, we will find it, because it is there.  Continue reading

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SOAP: Day Four – BEHOLD!

There seems to be some relational psychology involved, for when you trust and love your Father, a good smack-down is welcomed because you know that He only provides insight into the things that will improve your life. Continue reading

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Soap: Day Three – Clear the Way

When I pray is it in a place of deepest humility and overwhelming gratitude that Jesus made a way for me to even go directly to God? Or am I simply whining to Him again about my problems and then judging Him to come through for me in a manner that is acceptable to me? Do I get impatient with His timing? Continue reading

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Soap: Day Two – Unfailing Love and Faithfulness

Jesus is God and lived among us – this is truly beyond human comprehension. How can anyone truly believe that to be true? Do I? The very foundation of Step Two of 12-step recovery work is “Came to believe that a power greater than myself could restore me to sanity.” Continue reading

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A Season of S.O.A.P

Powerful worship service, a good sermon and times of prayer are all rewarding experiences, but an intentional time of getting deep into God’s Word seems to draw me closer to the heart and mind of Christ unlike anything else. It’s like a cup of coffee with a mentor, where you find yourself hanging on every word because each word matters.  Continue reading

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When God Has Different Plans

It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation at a tiny cabin in the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California; a time to reconnect with God and refocus my priorities… a revival of sorts. And I knew how it was … Continue reading

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Do You Give Your Freedom Away?

We know that Christ purchased our freedom, but yet so often we don’t “feel” or “act” free. We can feel trapped by our circumstances or miserable in one or more of our relationships. But so often, it is us who … Continue reading

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Why Does It Feel Like Jesus Isn’t Enough?

Luke 10:29-35  But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 In reply, Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of … Continue reading

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