The Spirit, His Fruit, & His Freedom!

We can’t jump into the Fruit of the Spirit without an authentic discussion about the Holy Spirit Himself. We see throughout the New Testament of the Bible our need to stay connected to the Vine and abide in the Spirit in order to bear the fruit. The analogy is beautiful and such a tangible descriptionContinue reading “The Spirit, His Fruit, & His Freedom!”

Burning Bright – Part 7, Better Together

Back in February, I shared some specifics about our being better together in general, but I’d love to spend some time applying it to our discussion about burning bright. In recent posts, we have focused on Romans 12:1-2. But let’s keep reading . . . And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you toContinue reading “Burning Bright – Part 7, Better Together”

Burning Bright – Part 6, Fan the Flame

“I’m writing to encourage you to fan into a flame and rekindle the fire of the spiritual gift God imparted to you when I laid my hands upon you. For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control. So never be ashamedContinue reading “Burning Bright – Part 6, Fan the Flame”

Burning Bright – Part 5, Eternity

Burning bright and being living sacrifices are founded on a perspective of eternity. If our focus and purpose are centered on things of this world, then striving and moving proudly forward in our own efforts align. But the ways of Jesus are quite different. We are not created for this world, and our new lifeContinue reading “Burning Bright – Part 5, Eternity”

Burning Bright – Part 4, Sacrifice

We renew our minds through surrender, prayer and praise, not through striving or shining through excellent performances. This is Paul’s message in Romans 12:1-2. And the same point is made in Psalms 51:16-19 that was used to conclude the previous post about ‘living’. You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one.You doContinue reading “Burning Bright – Part 4, Sacrifice”

Burn Bright – Part 3, Living

Ya’ll there is so much to process around the idea of ‘burning bright.’ So many thoughts, conversations, scriptures, text messages, etc have contributed to this content, but I pray that you process it all for yourself and seek the Spirit’s guidance as a believer to hear what His message is for you. Because here’s theContinue reading “Burn Bright – Part 3, Living”