It always amazes me how quickly the dynamic of fire changes based on the environment or boundaries surrounding it. For example, a fire in a pit is beautiful, bringing warmth and making a pleasant setting in the cold. However, a fire in a forest is disastrous, being out of control and creating devastation. In both scenarios, the element of fire is the same, but the impact is different based on what the fire is on/in. I’d like to propose that it’s the same when it comes to the fire of God, or His anointing…Read more
When you think of a desert, what comes to mind? For me, it’s dirt, space, and the scorching sun. In general, it seems like a place that represents lifelessness, and somewhat hopelessness, since there’s nothing there that excites most. However, I believe if we asked Moses, he’d share a very different perspective. Through his story in Exodus, we see that the desert represented more than a location, but a significant place that served as the backdrop to some of his most pivotal moments.
The first time we see…Read more
I was headed to LA for a trip with a layover flight in Minnesota. When we arrived, it was snowing outside and very cloudy. Looking through the window from my gate, I became a bit anxious about flying, as I watched the plane get drenched in deicing fluid in preparation for takeoff. After sitting under the pressure of my thoughts while waiting, we boarded and were soon off the ground. The next thing I saw was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen, that in its own way, taught me something special…Read more
I know...You're probably thinking, "Why would I think like a donkey?" After all, they’re known for being wild, stubborn, unintelligent, and dirty, among other not-so-nice things. However, when you see donkeys mentioned in scripture, they’re characterization enables us to learn from them if we look closely. Believe it or not, a simple donkey can lead us to develop better character through a small change in our perspective. Let me explain.
Whether through "the talking donkey" in Numbers 22, or the ones…Read more
There’s something about nakedness that has an interesting affect on us. It usually does one or both of two primary things. It either exposes insecurities or it ignites passion. Being naked is humbling for a person who’s used to covering up flaws with outer apparel. It can also be exciting because it sometimes provokes intimacy. Either way, our experiences form our feelings about exposure. In case you think I’m talking about undressing - I’m not. I am, however, inviting you to ponder your approach to…Read more