I find that communion with the Spirit is an overlooked element of our faith — yet its possibly the most critical “action-based” aspect of spiritual development in a broader sense. This is one of the reasons that I value worship and corporate prayer so highly. In this practice we model for others how to commune with the Holy Spirit.
Freedom comes through the Spirit. He had just explained to the crowd that it is only through his flesh and through his blood that people could have eternal life. The disciples had a hard time receiving this. They said it was too hard to understand.Read More
What is the first thing you think of when joy comes to mind? (Seriously take two seconds to think of this).Read More
The song finishes with a flourishing wave of the character of Christ. Not just singing that he has these characteristics but that he is full of these attributes and in fact they are who he is by nature. The point of these words leads us to recognize that it’s not just because of some chance event that we are saved and free, but because of the very nature of our God. He is full of overflowing love!Read More
This isn’t the “easy route”
It’s easier to leave your problems outside to be happy for a little bit and pretend like everything is okay. Bringing things into the room gets messy. You have to be vulnerable and allow yourself to be broken. But when you do, there’s allowance for something absolutely beautiful to happen. Healing and love enter in. The Holy Spirit comes in and transforms your heart and fills you with strength and assurance.
God desires genuine, intimate, relationship with you. And we can’t experience that by only giving God the highlight reel. So bring it all in the room. Lay it at His feet. And witness your God bring healing and be glorified. Let His love filter into that brokenness and make you whole again.Read More
How are you lifting up the mundane moments of your Monday's and Tuesday's?Read More
And it won’t stop just with singing! My whole body can’t help but praise Him. I jump, shout, clap, raise my hands, and bow in the presence of my King who has loved me. And I know that my love for Him will only grow over the next few months at Upper Room.Read More