21 Days, Daily Guide / 17.01.2019

Jesus came to ransom back what was lost. To rescue his glorious inheritance which is us! Yes, He came to save all of mankind. But what does the word “save” mean? The word save is “sozo” in Greek and it means more than just salvation. It means salvation and healing and deliverance. It means to make whole again. Our beautiful Jesus did not just come to save a part of us. No, he came to save all of us. We are born into a broken world and we experience brokenness as a result. But God’s nearness is...

21 Days, Daily Guide / 16.01.2019

Romans 8:19 says that “All creation is eagerly waiting, yearning to see the unveiling of God’s glorious sons and daughters!” What is creation waiting for? They are waiting for us to bring heaven to earth and take our place as co-heirs with Christ. How do we do such an abstract, overwhelming thing? We simply bring the presence of God with us as we go through our day. We lean into our relationship with God and do what we “see” the Father doing. (John 5:19) We already have his love. His acceptance. His belonging. AND we have access to...

21 Days, Daily Guide / 15.01.2019

From the beginning, God established a precedent by walking in the garden daily with Adam and Eve. We were all made to walk with and experience God’s presence as a natural, every day part of our lives. This is in our DNA. God actually created us to depend on Him and His presence — even partner with him in our decision-making processes. Jesus emphasized the importance of this when He said, “I’m telling you this straight. The Son can’t independently do a thing, only what he sees the Father doing. What the Father does, the Son does” (John 5:19). Jesus went...

21 Days, Daily Guide / 14.01.2019

Today we continue to meditate on signs of the Kingdom. Let’s focus on belonging. Belonging is the knowledge of being part of God’s family. It is the spirit of adoption, the spirit of sonship. And it is the opposite of an orphan spirit. Belonging brings safety and security. It allows us to live from love, not for love. In order to bring the Kingdom to a world that is lost and broken, alone and afraid, it is crucial that we have an understanding that we are securely placed in God’s family - that we belong. Imagine...

21 Days, Daily Guide / 13.01.2019

Yesterday we began to meditate on becoming familiar with the names of God. In Psalm 138:2 God states that “He exalts His Name and His Word above all things”. His Word is unchanging and eternal. His Name is unchanging and eternal as well. As people, we all have many names that carry parts of our identity. I am a father, a son, a husband, a friend, a pastor. These are just a few titles. In each of these identities, I display a different part of myself, create a different history, and perform in different ways specific to the title....