A Surrendered Heart

Crucified With Christ

Crucified with Christ: The Strange Life of a Dead Man

Crucified with Christ? My walk with the Lord took a fascinating downturn on Sunday when I heard Him say, “I want you to lie down like a dead man in the midst of that situation.” When you are in a situation that is “killing” you, when everything you try to do by prayer and obedience seems to fail, perhaps it’s time to die more completely to self. In truth, I had been trying to say “not my will, but Thine…

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Childlike Freedom

Childlike Freedom: Why Live Without It?

Can the “little child” in you come out and play? I’m smiling, but I’m not joking: This is a very serious question. Listen to what Jesus had to say about the necessity of childlike freedom on a day when the disciples evidently weren’t getting it. He plunked a small child down right in front of them and issued this warning: “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter…

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Financial Strategies that Work

Financial Strategies that Work (While You’re Resting in the Lord)

How would you like some simple financial strategies that are practically guaranteed to help your situation? I want to pass on to you for free the three best things I learned along the way. And trust me, there’s no link to some exclusive offer. I don’t want your money! I just want to help someone out there learn wonderful things to make their life better. And please don’t think I’m claiming to be a financial guru. This isn’t about mastering…

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The Step I Missed

The Step I Missed (in Following Jesus)

The step I missed is this: I had been teaching for years just what Jesus said, that in order to follow Him we must first, deny our self; second, take up our cross and third, follow Him. According to Jesus, we can’t follow Him, unless we are willing to deny ourselves (as often as needed) and take up our cross (really bring our screaming flesh to death). That’s clear isn’t it? Get those first two steps first, then we can…

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