Yours, Mine, Ours

In my experience, most people like to talk. Fewer listen. People are keenly interested in what they’re saying. Fewer ask questions or show as much interest when listening. It’s one of those little evidences of the fall. Conversation is more self-centered than other-centered. This also plays out spiritually. When I talk to God, I tend…

Life through the One New Man

Early in my walk with the Lord, I attended a prayer meeting at church. As we prayed, Adam’s formation came to mind: I imagined particles of dust swirling together, sculpting Adam’s body in mid air (Gen. 2:7). When the body was formed, God breathed life into the whole of him. Adam rose to his feet….

Transplant

At church on Sunday, we discussed Colossians chapter three. The Lord confronted me through the first few verses: “So if you have been raised with the Messiah, seek what is above, where the Messiah is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth. For…

David & Michal

One of the high points of King David’s reign was when he brought the ark into Jerusalem.  Priests carried the ark into the city of David.  Wearing a linen ephod (priestly boxers), David danced and leapt around worshiping with abandon.  The people blew the top off the city with shouts, praises, and trumpet blasts.  It was…

Mosaics, Quilts, and Piles of Socks

What should church “look like?”  How should we “do church?”  I hear these and similar questions bandied about regularly.  There are lots of different answers.  Some say we should “do church” like they did in the New Testament.  In reality, there was no single New Testament way of “doing church.”  There was a mosaic of…

My Sister, My Bride

The following are lyrics to a song the Lord gave me a few years ago.  (Listen to the song here).  The words are based on Song of Songs 4:8-5:1.  At the time of their writing, Solomon was poetically praising his lover.  In the Spirit, we can hear Jesus singing a love song to His bride,…

I Need Thee Every Hour

My mother-in-law posted an arrangement of this hymn on my Facebook page. I had never heard it before. Besides being a gorgeous arrangement, it struck a nerve (no pun intended) because I have been recovering from ankle surgery. The Holy  Spirit reduced me to tears as I listened. That is saying something because I’m definitely…

Get Your Head on Straight

“But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of the woman, and God is the head of Christ” (1 Cor. 11:3). God is Head of all.  No matter how many intermediate heads exist they lead in a chain to God.  The woman is under…

Suggestion Box

A post with this same title appeared awhile back on The Voice of One.  In it, I asked readers to suggest things they’d like me to post about.  At that time, one person asked me to post about the supremacy of Jesus in Revelation, and I did.  As a way to foster interaction, I’ve decided…