highway to holiness

We each are on a journey in this life as though traveling on a highway. Each one of our decisions direct us on this highway that ultimately leads us to our final destination, eternity. We need to choose wisely as each decision really does matter. Our most important decision is, what will we do with Jesus. Eternity, Eternity.....where will you spend eternity and what will you do with Jesus! Travel Wisely!

February 26, 2013

Spiritual Adultery

Both believers and unbelievers have this place in the soul man that is broken and crying out to God to be made whole.  Often this "crying out"  is displayed through behavior of a negative emotion, so this crying out  gets mislabeled as a "problem that needs to be dealt with".

Our negative emotion will either drive us into a of  place seeking out the deeper things of God or it will drive us into looking for a replacement to our God. Causing us to look for someone or something to fix or dull this negative emotion within.  Could it be, as a believer, if we choose a replacement God, we are committing Spiritual Adultery.

We'll look to outside means like drugs, alcohol, sex, entertainment, relationships, eating disorders, etc. all of which are trying to dull or mask the affect of this negative emotion.  But this can turn on us and create a secondary problem of addiction, which becomes a monster that will control our life.

Or we can stuff this emotion, and deny it's existence, limping along in life, living broken on the inside, a life without victory.

Despair, anger, sadness, fear, shame, jealously are all negative emotions that "church culture" looks down on and tells us to "stop" these behaviors.  Negative emotions can be a wonderful thing if we use it to propel us into the deeper things of God.

But often we try to train our self to have "good christian behavior".  Such as; if one has a problem with anger, he can train himself to no longer display this anger. This is a discipline that man can possess denying the need for God.   When we say, "God I've got this one" I'll fix my own problem, then our behaviour will no longer display itself in anger but now mutates into something deeper and more insidious, feeding into a prideful, religious spirit, because we have attained this through relying on our self and ignoring our need of God.  We've denied our self an encounter with God to do a "life changing" work within us that will not only heal our brokenness, but has the power to turn despair and hopelessness into a miracle of gratitude and worship.

Any time we try to fix an internal problem with an external thing, or when we fix our problem with self made determination, denying help from God, we have committed spiritual adultery.

All our unmet emotional desires point to a hunger for God to bring restoration, healing, a wholeness to our life that only He can fulfill.  God is relational, He doesn't want us to deny our problems but instead bring them to Him and engage in honest conversation, recognizing our need of His restorative work in our life.

Culture says, we have a right to be happy and if you're not happy, then find a quick fix to meet that need, when actually it's our soul man once again calling out to God.
Do we recognize this calling out, or are we too busy trying to find "our next fix"?

February 18, 2013

I AM that GOD!

I am the God of the miraculous, the unbelievable and the unexplainable.

I am the builder of the broken walls.
I am the healer of the wounded.
I am the God of restoration.
I am that God.

I am not the God of  "maybe He will", no I am the God who DOES the miraculous. I am that God.

I am the God that makes all things new.
I am the God who causes the lame to dance, and the mute to sing.
I am the God who does what no man can do.
The God that does the miraculous.
Yes, I am that God.

February 12, 2013


We're on the home stretch of this journey.
But truthfully, it's difficult to say exactly where we are in the timeline of these last days. 
We see the signs that indicate "the day" is fast approaching.....

So here we are prepping for the end, but are we still engaged in this life and in the lives of others.  Or are we just waiting it out. 
It seems that it's easier to live by the old saying " us four and no more" and close off the world and hope for the best.

But we're called to live in this world and make disciples.  This can only happen as we're involved in others lives.  Living outside of the boundaries that the enemy tries to create, attempting to keep us shackled in.  His plan is to keep us in isolation, creating a sense that it's impossible to reach out to others.

Now, possibly more than ever, we need to be people that are involved in helping others find the source of our hope.
We need to be ever vigilant, working for Him now, as Christ says "there is coming a day when no man will work".
Will we work for Him today?

February 6, 2013

His Children

Sometimes it feels like God is treating us like the children that we are.  His Children. Asking us to "use our words" to speak out His greatness, to offer Him praise, to rejoice.

"He says it's a choice to rejoice.  And there's not a lot of rejoicing going on here. 
I don't want you to rejoice because of your circumstances, whether it's good or bad.
No, I want you to rejoice because of who I am and who I am in you."

Our circumstances are not the reason for rejoicing.  If that were the case, our rejoicing would depend on our feelings, we would be the ones determining if God, the Almighty One, is worthy of our praise in that day.
Scripture says to rejoice in the Lord always.  We are people of the Spirit, walking by faith and not by what's happening around us; therefore, we are driven by this great love of our Father and who He is. That should supersede our feelings.
We're not to be fickle in our relationship with the Father.  But to be people of substance and mirror His image in our life.  He is never changing, the same yesterday, today and forever.

Let's remember what God is saying, we don't rejoice because of the circumstance whether it's something good or something bad, but we rejoice because of who He is and who He is in our life.
He is worthy, this will never change.