Yielding to Pruning

Tuesday 25 February 2014 | 3:55 pm | Meghan

I’ve spent much time recently pondering the concept of pruning. As I’ve blogged about before, we know this can be a painful process, but sometimes I think we get so caught up in the pain we forget the purpose: growth and strength. » more »

Tarnish

Thursday 9 January 2014 | 3:17 pm | Meghan

20140109-141722.jpgToday I picked up a silver tray I’ve had sitting out in my home and had a moment of frustration about the tarnish on it. It is very common to hear the analogy drawn of silver being refined in fire, but today as I looked at the tarnish and pondered why God created silver to tarnish – He gave me another analogy that ties in with my previous post Growing Cold. » more »

Growing Cold (Matt 24:12-13)

Monday 6 January 2014 | 2:00 pm | Meghan

20140106-130447.jpgI love bibles. Even though I tend to use my phone more often than an actual bible I still love having and holding the actual book. It makes me happy even to just see them. As a result I have various translations and study bibles all over the house. Today I picked up one that I used regularly in the early (and desperate) years of my marriage and as I read the notes I’d written in the margins I realized something, I have grown cold.

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Understanding Our Part (1 Cor 3:6)

Thursday 5 September 2013 | 12:15 pm | Meghan

Too often we view our calls as individual things to be achieved rather than a piece of a Master’s plan to accomplish a greater goal. Ironically our singular focus often ends up hurting ourselves when the Father doesn’t do things the way we expect Him to. The fact is we like to finish things. In part because we really like the sense of achievement and victory that comes when we do. Sometimes our desire to be the one who finishes something actually can hinder the work of the Father. » more »

Unity in the Body (1 Cor 3:9)

Friday 2 August 2013 | 2:40 pm | Meghan

Today my church got to sow into Haitians Helping Haitians, a ministry led by a dear friend from my previous church. This was our second time supporting HHH, and she was so blessed. Her response back gave me pause to ponder. Part of what she said was, “Your church understands what it means to be the church.” » more »

Pruned by the Word (John 15:3)

Thursday 1 August 2013 | 2:14 am | Meghan

I’m continuing to meditate on John 15, pondering abiding and bearing fruit. As I considered how one bears fruit, Father reminded me that we are pruned that we might bear more fruit. Then He highlighted verse 3 (AMP): » more »

Those Who Love, Wait (1 Cor 2:9, Is 64:4)

Saturday 27 July 2013 | 10:48 pm | Meghan

So much can be learned by seeing how Old Testament verses are quoted in the New Testament! I had an “ah ha” moment early this week that caused me to ponder on something I discovered when I dug a little further into 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NKJV), but first let me start with that verse: » more »

How-to Pray the Word

Wednesday 23 January 2013 | 1:13 pm | Meghan

One of the surest ways to pray prayers that will be answered is to pray in accordance with the Word. I did a similar post to this back in 2003 called Standing on His Word – the principle I’m touching on today is the same (spiritual warfare through declaring what is written), but rather than cherry-picking verses, I’m going to demo using a couple chapters.  Let me start with some verses: » more »

Sharing on Prayer at PFT

Sunday 13 January 2013 | 12:30 pm | Meghan

Last night at Passion for Truth, I got the privilege of sharing on a favorite topic of mine – prayer!  My pastor Jim Staley started off the evening via video (including calling a corporate fast), followed by Michael Gregory (one of our deacons and prayer team leaders), then me (starting about 32.5 min in), and wrapping up with Cheryl Staley – my pastor’s wife who has a passion about prayer that is contagious. » more »

2 Kinds of Righteousness (Philippians 3:9)

Monday 7 January 2013 | 1:48 pm | Meghan

In a couple of previous posts I had made reference to the concept of righteousness and rewards based on personal righteousness (Quadash and Practicing Righteousness). In my bible time today I found a verse that so clearly showed the 2 types of righteousness I couldn’t resist adding it to the mix.  Again the basic premise I’m talking about is that there are 2 types of righteousness: one that leads to salvation – which cannot be earned but is given by grace through Christ – and one that is earned and has to do with our own personal choices. » more »


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